The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Rwanda Office held a closing ceremony for the Capacity Building Program for ‘Agricultural Cooperatives to Increase Farming Income’ at Rwanda Management Institution (RMI) Kigali Campus on October 1, 2021.
Due to COVID 19, the training was conducted virtually and 18 participants from agricultural cooperatives sector in Rwanda attended this online training from September 27, to October 1, 2021. As all participant were gathered at the RMI, they had taken COVID 19 test on every 3 days to follow safety guideline of Rwanda.
The 5 days training has the objective to building the capacity of members of agricultural cooperatives and related public officials to promote agricultural cooperatives, establish agricultural value chains and revitalize rural economy.
The training program was delivered by The Saemaul Globalization Foundation (SGF) in Korea which was selected by KOICA as an implementing agency.
The participants discussed various topics including rural development and cooperatives, development of cooperatives in Korea, income growth, Rwanda application plan, country report and action Plan.
CHON Gyong Shik, KOICA Rwanda office country director explained the importance of the program in the development of Rwanda saying “It is important to share your knowledge with your colleagues by applying what you learned to your daily work.”
Since it was established in Rwanda in 2011, the KOICA Rwanda office has contributed to the capacity development of more than 740 civil servants in different sectors. KOICA has contributed to the development of Rwanda by providing grants to support development projects within Agriculture, Education and ICT sectors.