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Urban Economic Development initiative (UEDi) to sharpen the GIS capacity in Rwanda

  • Urban Economic Development initiative (UEDi) to sharpen the GIS Capacity in Rwanda

The Urban Economic Development Initiative (UEDI) in partnership with Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) and Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) is conducting GIS capacity building sessions to the staff of different units of the Districts of intervention namely Musanze, Rubavu and Rwamagana.  

The five-day training sessions aim at building the capacity of beneficiary district’s staff in the use of digital inspection tool, web-based GIS, and engineering software. The training will scale up technical skills on how to utilize the inspection and GIS/Surveying equipment provided to districts under the Urban Economic Development initiative (UEDi).  
More particularly, the training aims to improve the delivery performance of districts staff in areas of updating the Urban dynamic Maps (UDM) in real time, and actively contribute to linking the economic and spatial planning.  

Capacity building is one of the UEDi components to ensure quality delivery but also sustainability of the project’s results. In that context, Rwanda Housing Authority provided districts with modern GIS IT and inspection equipment and is in the process of building Urban Dynamic Maps (UDM) and works with MININFRA to decentralize the Spatial Development Framework (SDF) and its Decision Room as an effort to support the e-city management and smart City development within beneficiary districts.      

The trainings are designed in such a way that vivid interactions in the form of brainstorming, questions- answers, reflections, case studies, group works, plenary session, etc. are used to maximize the learning effectiveness during the sessions.  

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) and Enabel are implementing the Belgian-funded Urbanization programme in three districts of Rubavu in the Western Province, Musanze in the Northern Province and Rwamagana in the Eastern Province, for the period of 2019-2024.  

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