Country: Rwanda

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in RwandaDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Disaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/rwaRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Rwanda

Case Study: Lessons learned from community mapping in urban and rural areas in East Africa and Bangladesh

The Missing Maps project aims to literally and figuratively put more than 20 million vulnerable, at-risk people on the map using OpenStreetMap (OSM) as a platform. We need to fill in these “missing maps” before the next disaster strikes ensuring the maps have detail sufficient for emergency responders to hit the ground running. The American …

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Micro-credit: a Rwandan experience

There is much concern about a food crisis emerging in low altitude areas of the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Accordingly the Rwandan Red Cross (RRC) has set about evaluating food security situation in the country and looking at measures to combat the instability at its roots. This case study presents micro-credit projects implemented in Rwandan’s …

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Community-based food security work in Rwanda: A Rwandan Red Cross experience

For the Rwandan Red Cross (RRC), the starting point for support was severe food insecurity experienced in Bugesara and Umutara provinces in 1999. Subsequently, the RRC launched a national-level vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) to identify the main types and areas of vulnerability throughout the country. This information was intended to help the RRC to …

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Using the vulnerability and capacity assessment tool in Rwanda

This case study recounts the experience of the Rwandan Red Cross with the vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) tool. The aim of this study is to describe the approach adopted by the Rwandan Red Cross and to share the lessons it learned from that experience with other National Societies. Published in 2003.

Advocacy report- The road to strengthening community resilience in East Africa-Investing in National Societies volunteers and partnerships

This report considers the extent to which Red Cross Red Crescent volunteer action is strengthening community resilience in East Africa, focusing specifically on the unique role of volunteers, and emphasizing the role of National Societies as respected long-term partners in sustainable development. Based on lessons learned from implementation, this report is structured around the ten …

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