The government of Rwanda has realized the evolving important role of Rwanda Community Abroad in the national development of the country. This importance is envisaged in the diverse sectors of Rwanda such as; Education, Health, Private Sector Development, Trade and Investment, Knowledge transfers, Image building, Culture development, Unit and Reconciliation, Community development, Remittances, etc. The Government of Rwanda reaffirmed its commitment by creating an organ in charge of Rwandan Diaspora on 28th February 2007.The Government further reinforced it into Diaspora General Directorate (DGD) on 20th June 2008.
‘’United Rwanda Community Abroad dedicated to and integrated in, the national development of their motherland.’’
To mobilize Rwanda Community Abroad for unity/ cohesion among themselves targeted for the promotion of security and socio-economic development of their homeland.
The General Objective
To create a conducive environment enabling Rwanda Community Abroad to be a strong cohesive community with a constructive relationship with their motherland aiming at national development of Rwanda.
To mobilise Active Rwanda Community Abroad for socio-economic Activities of their motherland;
To Encourage Rwanda Community Abroad to promote their culture and safeguards the interests and privileges of Rwandan Expatriates abroad;
To mobilise the Rwanda Community Abroad communities abroad for a sustained and organised image building of their motherland;
To serve as a liaison between different public, private institutions in Rwanda and International Organizations with Rwanda Community Abroad;
To mobilize expatriate and highly skilled Rwanda Community Abroad on knowledge and skills transfer to Rwanda;
To create enabling environment for financial investment and remittances, trade for Rwandan Diaspora in Rwanda;
To coordinate and harmonise different initiatives and activities related to Rwanda Community Abroad in Rwanda.
SERVICES OFFERED TO RWANDAN DIASPORA
Currently, Rwanda Community Abroad General Directorate offers the following services to Rwanda Community Abroad
Information on investment opportunities;
Information on vacant posts that are in the country especially in public institutions;
Availing information on unity and reconciliation,
Criminal record assistance;
Tax exemption assistance;
Facilitation on acquisition of housing In Rwanda.
The General Directorate of Rwanda Community Abroad also renders many other services that are not mentioned, but it considers to be beneficial to its community when the need arises.
I.DERECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE Coordination of all activities of the General Directorate .