Since mid-2018 FES is providing capacity strengthening and engagement of civil society organizations, policy makers, public servants, members of Parliament and other interested stakeholders for their contribution towards realization of social protection, good governance, decentralization and citizen participation programs in addition to discussing on issues critical to sustainable development workshops, conferences and seminars of relevant stakeholders.

FES is working closely with the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) to conduct evidence-based research after approval by the concerned institutions. FES is making its international network available for sharing expertise, knowledge, best practices, experiences and lessons learnt on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in areas within the mandate of the Ministry of Local Government.

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Latest News & Activities

02/21/2020 | News

La Fondation FES lance un renforcement des capacités en leadership pour 24 jeunes Rwandais durant neuf mois

Kigali, 21 Fév. (ARI) - La Fondation allemande FES (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) branche du Rwanda lance un renforcement des capacités en leadership pour 24 jeunes Rwandais durant neuf mois, selon le Directeur de FES/Rwanda, Oliver Dalichau (O.D.). Lire son interview à ARI:


02/20/2020 | News


Open call for participation : EJO SUSTAINABILITY BOOTCAMP (in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kigali) on Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday 25th of March 2020


02/12/2020 | News

February Friday Breakfast (in cooperation with EPRN) on a Wednesday: Which role plays E-commerce in East-Africa?

This special edition of the Friday Breakfast took place on Wednesday, 12th of February. In cooperation with EPRN Rwanda, the FES Rwanda hosted journalists


01/30/2020 | News

Open Society Project, KIGALI DEBATE on Good Governance and Social Protection.

Together with the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rwanda held this year’s first “Kigali Debate on Good Governance and Social Protection” on Thursday the 30th of January 2020.


01/29/2020 | News

Information Session for the Young Citizen Training Program (YCTP) Rwanda 2020

"There is nothing for young people without youth engagement", under this motto the information session for the new “Young Citizen Training Program” (YCTP) took place on January, Friday 24th


01/20/2020 | News

January Friday Breakfast (in cooperation with EPRN): The upcoming Economic Trends in 2020: – What should we expect?

The new decade has started optimistically. Nevertheless, some economists are sceptical about the worldwide trends and the economic and social perspectives...


01/07/2020 | News


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rwanda (FES) is initiating a residential capacity building program (full scholarship) for young professionals known as "Young Citizen Training Program" (YCTP) 2020 in Kigali.


11/08/2019 | News

"Brexit is coming" The topic discussed during our Friday Breakfast on "Economy and Regional Integration”

FES Rwanda together with EPRN Rwanda, organized a Friday Breakfast and discussed about the "Coming Brexit" and questions like; What could be the Brexit implications for the global development? Is the African continent aware of possible negative effects? Is the East Africa already efficiently prepared and what are implications Rwanda might face if Brexit would be implemented?

Participants from Media Houses interested in the topics and have focus on Economy and Regional Integration were invited.

In his address, Dr. Rukundo the main speaker of the day, explained more about European Union, being composed of 28 European countries, that uses the single currency policy and opening of borders with a common passport in the Schengen zone.

He continued his presentation by saying that the scapegoat for this event that shakes England, are the elections organized by the former Prime Minister, Mr David Cameroon, the English people vote Brexit (Leave the European Union), but soon after, they discovered that they were wrong. It is for this reason that putting it into action has become difficult for Thereza May, Prime Minister who replaced David Cameroon after his failure. She also left this post after failing to get Britain out of EU. Now replaced by an influential Prime Minister Mr. Boris Johnson, who is also under fire from critics, blaming him that these steps in this case will come to nothing, and that finally the English people can make a flip of reject the Brexit and return to the EU, by ballot again.

The disadvantages are already named because of the fear of Brexit; more than 5,000 doctors and nurses combined, have just left the country, the English especially live in the capital London, have sold their homes and settled in Germany, France and elsewhere.

According to Dr. Rukundo, England cumulates 3.5% of world trade, once leaving the EU, these borders will be closed, and this trade will drop considerably.

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10/23/2019 | News

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rwanda and UN Women officially launched the Gender Cafés

UN Women and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Rwanda officially launches the 'Gender Cafes' programs Under the theme of 'Positive Masculinity' in a bid to stimulate participants to reflect on the concept and how to do it. The first edition of the "Gender Cafes" took place on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 3 to 6 pm at Park Inn by Radisson.


10/04/2019 | News

Official Opening of the Exhibition From the Peaceful Revolution to German Unification

Friedrich-Ebert Foundation Rwanda in partnership with the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany and the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States.



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