An Accessible Future for Persons with Disabilities

120 kilometers south of Kigali, in a remote part of Southern Rwanda’s Huye District, dl1b0245wb-iei-rwanda-1-900x1350 lies the G.S. Kabuga school.  

Warm sunshine—with the occasional drizzle of rain—greets students as they trickle into class on a Monday morning. Led by their class prefect and teacher, the kids assume their seats inside a spacious classroom with two large blackboards on opposing flanks. One learner, a wheelchair user, rolls up alongside a bench and shuffles in alongside a classmate. 

“Children with disabilities are just like other children,” remarks Brother Jovite Sindayigaya, headmaster at the school. “The country needs them and so does the world in general. I get happiness from seeing them succeed.” 

G.S. Kabuga is one of 3,388 schools in Rwanda that have benefitted from reconstruction and refurbishment efforts, funded by the government of Rwanda and the World Bank, with technical assistance provided by the Bank’s Inclusive Education Initiative. In the span of just one year, 22,505 classrooms across all 30 districts of Rwanda were built or refurbished with some accessibility features for learners with disabilities.


eC2: A landscape analysis and pre-feasibility study of Urban Nature Based Solutions to reduce flood risk and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali, Rwanda

Deadline: 29-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

The World Bank is providing Technical Assistance (TA) to the Government of Rwanda under the Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP II), to identify suitable typologies and sites for Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to reduce flood risk reduction and strengthen resilience in the City of Kigali. The overall objective of the TA is to mitigate the impact of flooding in precarious urban neighborhoods and to create multiple benefits for livelihoods in Kigali through targeted green interventions in urban planning and flood risk management. This TA helps to identify the potential for city-wide NBS investments, and to support dialogue with the Government of Rwanda for specific works to be financed under RUDP II.

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