12 December 2012

Rwanda: The 10th National Dialogue to Focus On Achieving Self-Reliance

Photo: Urugwiro Village
President Paul Kagame (file photo).

Kigali — The 10th National Dialogue (Umushyikirano) will take place from 13 to 14 December 2012 at the Parliament. This year's theme is "Agaciro: Aiming for self reliance."

Umushyikirano will be chaired by His Excellency President Paul Kagame and will bring together close to 1000 participants including representatives of local government and grass roots organisations, Cabinet members, members of both chambers of Parliament, the judiciary, army, police, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives from the private sector.

Mandated by article 168 of the Constitution, Umushyikirano is a home grown platform for dialogue on issues of national importance. This year, presentations and discussions will focus on the following topics: values of self reliance in Rwanda, EDPRS 2, innovative financing mechanisms and strategic skills development and youth employment.

The 10th National Dialogue discussions aims to achieve the following objectives: sharing a common understanding of means to achieve self-reliance; enhancing participation in the implementation of EPRS; developing strategies to increase savings and secure sustainable financing for the future and improve strategies to close the skills gap and improve youth employment.

Rwandans from all walks of life will be able to join the conversation via social network platforms, SMS and phone.

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