Empowering civil society as an actor of change is an integral part of the United Nations Development Programme’s approach to promote accountable governance in Rwanda. Accountable governance is one of the key pillars of Rwanda’s Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (2013 -2018).
To strengthen the capacity of civil society, the One UN Rwanda/ UNDP, and the Government of Rwanda launched a Joint Program called “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations for Responsive and Accountable Governance in Rwanda,” in 2014. To date, 45 CSOs working in a wide range of areas have received support under the programme. In 2016, the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) joined the programme as a partner, providing funding to 3 CSOs.
Following a competitive selection process, Tubibe Amahoro was one of the CSOs chosen to receive a SDC grant (USD 30 000) to support its work in Karongi District. On 25th and 26th October 2016, a delegation from UNDP and Swiss Development Cooperation visited Tubibe Amahoro Association with a view to monitor progress and observe some of the work being done in the community.
Tubibe Amahoro Association (TAA) is a grassroots civil society organization focusing on citizen participation and accountability. The delegation’s visit offered the opportunity to directly experience the impact being made through the supported project “Citizen Participation in DDP (District Development Plan) formulation, implementation and monitoring”.
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