• Entrepreneurship Week to inspire youth into business

    The Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 Rwanda chapter that will run from November 14 to 20 aims at inspiring Rwandan youth to become entrepreneurs.

    During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity.

    Pamela Munyana, the country director of Idea for Africa, which is among the organizers of the week, said they wish youth to take entrepreneurship as a career to become job creators and address unemployment.

  • Amid challenges, youth tiptoe into self-employment

    An employee at Star Leather Products Company making shoes. Employees cited lack of raw materials to make more products. / Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti

    As government continues to try to ensure the success of the National Employment Programme (NEP), a myriad of challenges remain as far as getting Rwandans into the world of entrepreneurship is concerned.

  • PSF rewards innovative young entrepreneurs

    Some of the youths that pitched business ideas during the contest show off their certificates. Three youths with top ideas bagged a total of Rwf450,000 in start-up capital. (Photos by Frederic Byumvuhore)

  • Bahamya ko Kora Wigire yabahaye icyerekezo cy’iterambere

    Bamwe mu bigiye imyuga muri gahunda ya NEP Kora Wigire bo muri Kamonyi, barashima ko yabahaye icyerekezo gituma batazigera Babura umurimo.

    Babivuze ubwo basurwaga n’abayobozi batandukanye mu nzego za Leta, zirimo n’Ikigo cy’igihugu cyita ku myuga n’ubumenyingiro (WDA) ari na cyo gikuriye iyi gahunda, kuri uyu wa 26 Ukwakira 2016.

    Hasuwe uruganda rwa NPD Ltd rutunganya amabuye agezweho akoreshwa mu kubaka imihanda.

  • Govt earmarks Rwf700 million for start-ups

    The Government has called on young entrepreneurs, mostly women and youth, to make use of Rwf700 million earmarked for start-up businesses as it targets to fund at least 3,000 projects in this financial year.

    This was announced, yesterday, as at the Ministry of Public Service and Labour, together with other 18 stakeholders, launched a month-long awareness campaign through National Employment Programme (NEP) dubbed ‘Kora Wigire.

  • Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries

    What is being hailed as the world’s first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda.

    The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically fly to destinations in the central African nation.

    They release small packages attached to parachutes without needing to land at the delivery points before returning.

    The technology promises to make deliveries much faster than had previously been possible by road.

  • 3 great ways to answer the question "why do you want this job?"

    The question “why do you want this job” could be one of the trickiest questions you could be asked in an interview. However, there are some great answers that could make you win the interviewer over.

    Sometimes, getting or losing the job could lie in how you answer the questions asked.

    1. Look for positive reasons

  • Meet Uwase, the young woman making spaghetti from Rwanda's tasty sweet potatoes

    Larissa Uwase is a co-founder of Carl Group, an agricultural-based organisation that aims at adding value to different agricultural products. The firm hopes to produce and introduce many nutritious products made from local crops on the market in a bid to improve the health of Rwandans. Uwase spoke to Donah Mbabazi about the inspiration behind this initiative, and plans for the future.

    As co-founder of Carl Group, what was behind the inspiration to start an agriculture-focused firm?