Seruka ( a member organization of CCOAIB)...

Seruka ( a member organization of CCOAIB) launched on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at hotel the Mirror, in Kigali, a project entitled: “Rwanda Honey value chain project: Enabling women beekeepers to access market”. The project has a budget of 343,114 US Dollars that will benefit 1,000 people, of which 80% are women beekeepers. This project will be implemented in Rulindo district, Murambi sector, from May 2017 to February 2019.

This project will be funded by African development Bank (AfDB). The contract has been signed at AfDB office at Kacyiru, Gasabo district, Seruka was represented by its legal representative Mss Thérèse Uwimana.

Benoit Ndirikiye
Information and Documentation Manager
CCOAIB

Visite au Rwanda des volontaires et Sympatisants de 11.11.11, la coalition du Mouvement Nord Sud en Flandre

Après le Mémorial de Gisozi, Rubavu et Musanze, ils nous sommes à Karongi/ Kibuye avec une des coopératives encadrée par AJEMAC, un de 36 organisations membres du CCOAIB. Dans la soirée d’hier lundi 22 mai 2017, ils ont continué leur tour dans les milles collines du Rwanda en piquant sur Rusizi, Huye et tout naturellement ils reviendront à Kigali pour enfin repartir.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR RECRUTEMENT OF :Participative Governance Expert Background and Context The “Conseil de Concertation des Organisationsd’Appui aux Initiatives de Base” (CCOAIB) is an Umbrella organization of 40 Rwandan local NGOs in development operating in all 30 districts. Established in 1987., it was granted a legal personality № 103/11 of July 9, 2004 and has already fulfilled all requirements for compliance with the law № 04/2012 of 17/02/2012 governing organization and the functioning of non- governmental organizations. As an umbrella, CCOAIB serves as a framework of exchange, consultations, dialogue, negotiation, peer learning, solidarity and advocacy 70% of CCOAIB member organizations are actively involved in livelihoods, with a special focus on supporting grass roots farmers and CBOs. CCOAIB is at the forefront of monitoring the decentralization process and influencing public policy formulation, implementation and evaluation mainly in Agriculture and Governance It has conducted several researches that it uses to carry out an evidence based advocacy In partnership with GIZ Rwanda, ,CCOAIB is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a new position of “participative governance expert” Job title: Participative governance expert Location: City of Kigali with possible field visits to the other districts of Rwanda Duration: the contract is expected to start January 2017 for one year, renewable subject to financing availability Tasks: - Provide technical advices to CCOAIB and its members in the field of good governance-citizen participation - Coordinatethe development and implementation of good governance sector activities,in line with the strategic and operational plans - Produce activity reports - Accompany the documentation of good governance activities and facilitate knowledge sharing - Support CCOAIB to produce contributions to the different discussion fora at national and local levels - Participate to the organizational and operational reinforcement of CCOAIB, particularly in M&E - Ensure gender mainstreaming in CCOAIB and its members organizations Report to:CCOAIB Programme Manager Profile:  Qualifications The local expert should possess a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Political Sciences or closely related fields of study withat least two (2) years working experience or a Bachelors’ Degree (Ao) in the above mentioned fields with minimum of five (5) years working experience. Working experience should be related to good governance, decentralization and citizen participation.  Other knowledge and additional experience - Proven understanding of decentralization, citizen participation, local government structures and civil society organizations especially in a rural area context - Planning and reporting skills - Demonstrated capacities to work with various stakeholders and to work in a team - Ability to prioritize the work and to complete multiple tasks - Computer expertise (mainly MS Office applications) - Excellent written and spoken Kinyarwanda, French and English skills. How to apply: A CV and a cover letter should be addressedto CCOAIB Executive Secretary, P. O. Box 1993, Kigali, Rwanda. The application should be delivered at CCOAIB’s offices at Umuganda Avenue not later than, Friday 9th of December 2016 at 15.00 PM, Only short listed candidates will be contacted Women are encouraging to apply Kigali,2nd December 2016 Jean Claude NGENDANDUMWE Executive Secretary of CCOAIB

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR RECRUTEMENT OF :
Participative Governance Expert

Background and Context
The “Conseil de Concertation des Organisationsd’Appui aux Initiatives de Base” (CCOAIB) is an Umbrella organization of 40 Rwandan local NGOs in development operating in all 30 districts.
Established in 1987., it was granted a legal personality № 103/11 of July 9, 2004 and has already fulfilled all requirements for compliance with the law № 04/2012 of 17/02/2012 governing organization and the functioning of non- governmental organizations. As an umbrella, CCOAIB serves as a framework of exchange, consultations, dialogue, negotiation, peer learning, solidarity and advocacy
70% of CCOAIB member organizations are actively involved in livelihoods, with a special focus on supporting grass roots farmers and CBOs. CCOAIB is at the forefront of monitoring the decentralization process and influencing public policy formulation, implementation and evaluation mainly in Agriculture and Governance It has conducted several researches that it uses to carry out an evidence based advocacy

In partnership with GIZ Rwanda, ,CCOAIB is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a new position of “participative governance expert”

Job title: Participative governance expert
Location: City of Kigali with possible field visits to the other districts of Rwanda
Duration: the contract is expected to start January 2017 for one year, renewable subject to financing availability
Tasks:
-  Provide technical advices to CCOAIB and its members in the field of good governance-citizen participation
-  Coordinatethe development and implementation of good governance sector activities,in line with the strategic and operational plans
-  Produce activity reports
-  Accompany the documentation of good governance activities and facilitate knowledge sharing
-  Support CCOAIB to produce contributions to the different discussion fora at national and local levels
-  Participate to the organizational and operational reinforcement of CCOAIB, particularly in M&E
-  Ensure gender mainstreaming in CCOAIB and its members organizations
Report to:CCOAIB Programme Manager
Profile:
 Qualifications
The local expert should possess a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Political Sciences or closely related fields of study withat least two (2) years working experience or a Bachelors’ Degree (Ao) in the above mentioned fields with minimum of five (5) years working experience. Working experience should be related to good governance, decentralization and citizen participation.
 Other knowledge and additional experience
-  Proven understanding of decentralization, citizen participation, local government structures and civil society organizations especially in a rural area context
-  Planning and reporting skills
-  Demonstrated capacities to work with various stakeholders and to work in a team
-  Ability to prioritize the work and to complete multiple tasks
-  Computer expertise (mainly MS Office applications)
-  Excellent written and spoken Kinyarwanda, French and English skills.

How to apply:
A CV and a cover letter should be addressedto CCOAIB Executive Secretary, P. O. Box 1993, Kigali, Rwanda. The application should be delivered at CCOAIB’s offices at Umuganda Avenue not later than, Friday 9th of December 2016 at 15.00 PM,
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Women are encouraging to apply

Kigali,2nd December 2016
Jean Claude NGENDANDUMWE Executive Secretary of CCOAIB

TERMS OF REFERENCES FOR RECRUITING A PROGRAM...

Background and Context
The “Conseil de Concertation des Organisations d’Appui aux Initiatives de Base” (CCOAIB) is an Umbrella organization of 40 Rwandan local NGOs in development operating in all 30 districts. Established in 1987, it was granted a legal personality № 103/11 of July 9, 2004 and has already fulfilled all requirements for compliance with the law № 04/2012 of 17/02/2012 governing organization and the functioning of non-governmental organizations. As an umbrella, CCOAIB serves as a framework of exchange, consultations, dialogue, negotiation, peer learning, solidarity and advocacy.
70% of CCOAIB member organizations are actively involved in livelihoods, with a special focus on supporting grass roots farmers and CBOs. CCOAIB is at the forefront of monitoring the decentralization process and influencing public policy formulation, implementation and evaluation mainly in Agriculture and Good Governance. It has conducted several researches that it uses to carry out an evidence based advocacy. With the financial support of 11.11.11, CCOAIB would like to recruit two professional internees for a period of 4 months to assist the Programme Manager and the Director of Finance and Human Resources.

1. FOR THE PROGRAM MANAGER ASSISTANT

Job title: Program Manager Assistant.
Location: City of Kigali with possible field visits to other districts of Rwanda.
Duration: the contract is expected to last 4 months starting from 19th of September 2016, renewable subject to funds availability

Salary: 350,000 RWF per month all taxes included. Tasks: - Provide technical advices/support to CCOAIB and its member organizations in the field of good governance-citizen participation; - Assist the Program Manager in the development and implementation of activities linked to public policies, especially in good governance and agricultural sectors; - Accompany the documentation of good governance activities and facilitate knowledge sharing; - Support CCOAIB to produce contributions to the different discussion fora at national and local levels; - Produce activity reports; - Participate in the conception of new project proposals Report to: CCOAIB Programme Manager Profile: Qualifications The Program Manager Assistant should - Be Rwandan by nationality - possess minimum a Bachelors’ Degree (A0) in Development Studies, Sociology, Political Sciences or closely related fields of study. Please note that the candidate should not have more than 28 years old. Other knowledge and additional experience - Proven understanding of decentralization, citizen participation, local government structures and civil society organizations - Planning and reporting skills - Demonstrated capacity to work in a team - Advanced computer skills (mainly MS Office applications) - Excellent written and spoken Kinyarwanda, French and English skills.

2. FOR ACCOUNTANT
Job title: Accountant
Location: City of Kigali with possible field visits to other districts of Rwanda
Duration: the contract is expected to last 4 months starting from 19th of September 2016, renewable subject to funds availability Salary: 350,000 RWF per month all taxes included. Tasks:
1. Enter on the appropriate software all financial records of the organization;
2. Make accounting and budgetary allocation;
3. Collaborate on the development of the CCOAIB budget;
4. Make regular monitoring of the physical count of petty cash;
5. Establish a monthly reconciliation of all accounts of CCOAIB
6. Organize the procurement and supply;
7. Signing for receipt of goods ordered by the organization; 8. Facilitate the inventory of CCOAIB property/ heritage;
9. Establish the Payroll Bulletin of CC OAIB staff in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Human Resources;
10. Organize logistics;
11. Perform regular checkup of the consumption of fuel, and office supplies;
12. Establish invoices for CCOAIB debtors and ensure the recovery of debts;
13. Fill the forms and pay professional taxes of RRA and contributions to RSSB;
14. Prepare documentation for audits and other financial controls. Report to: CCOAIB Director of Finance and Human Resources Profile: Qualifications The Accountant should be a Rwandan by nationality, possess minimum a Bachelors’ Degree (A0) in Accounting. Please note that the candidate should not have more than 28 years old. Other knowledge and additional experience - Basic skills in budgeting and financial reporting - Demonstrated capacity to work in a team - Acceptable skills of the use of computer with at least a basic skills of accounting software, mainly Sage 100 - Good written and spoken, French and English skills, - be organized, discreet with a spirit of initiative, and innovation How to apply: A CV and a cover letter should be addressed, before Thursday the 15th September 2016 at 4:00 PM, to: CCOAIB Executive Secretary International Airport Road KN 5RD, Building N0 18 NB. - Please note that this opportunity is exclusively meant for young graduates to give them opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from universities. - Only hard copy application is allowed. - Only short listed candidates will be contacted - Women are encouraged to apply.
Done at Kigali, 8th September 2016 (signed)

NGENDANDUMWE Jean Claude
Executive Secretary CCOAIB.

Du 20 au 23 Juin 2016, s’est tenu dans la...

Du 20 au 23 Juin 2016, s’est tenu dans la ville de Huye, Sud du Rwanda, le diagnostic institutionnel du CCOAIB, le Conseil de concertation des organisations d’appui aux initiatives de base. Regroupant aujourd’hui 40 membres opérant aux quatre coins du pays, ce collectif existe depuis 1987. Il a pour mission,”le renforcement de ses capacités d’intervention et de ses membres pour promouvoir le dévéloppement durable de la population rwandaise, et pour vision :”les citoyens socio-économiquement autonomes participant pleinement à leur propre dévéloppement”
Quatre jours durant, les membres du Conseil d’administration du CCOAIB, ceux du Conseil de surveillance, de l’organe de resolution des conflits, quelques representants des organisations membres ainsi que l’équipe technique du CCOAIB ont echangé et débattu sur les forces et faiblesses de cette institution afin de trouver les voies et moyens pour la rendre plus efficiente. Et pour y parvenir, cinq formes de capacités ont été passées au peigne fin. Il s’agit plus précisément de la capacité à exécuter des tâches et des services, la capacité de motiver, la capacité de s’adapter, la capacité à interagir et la capacité à équilibrer la diversité et la cohérence. 11.11.11, la coalition du Mouvement Nord Sud en Flandres qui a financé l’organisation de cet atelier, après concertation avec ses partenaires et après avoir expérimenté plusieurs modèles sur le diagnostic organisationnel, a comprit la nécéssité d’un tel exercice pour ses partainaires du Burundi, de la république démocratique du Congo et la republique du Rwanda. Ainsi, à part le CCOAIB, deux autres partenaires de 11.11.11 dont Pax Presse et la LDGL, ligue des droits de l’homme dans la région des grands lacs sont passés au même exercice. Monsieur Rulinda Innocent, président du Conseil d’Administration du CCOAIB, très satisfait des résultats de cet atelier s’est exprimé en ces termes: ‘‘ Quitter nos bureaux près d’une semaine pour venir discuter de l’avenir du collectif est une opportunité qu’il fallait saisir à tout prix’’. Je ne doute pas a -t- il conclut que partant du diagnostic qui a été fait, les remèdes appropriés seront administrés, et plus que jamais, le CCOAIB sera plus rayonnant et restera fidèle à sa mission.”

TERMS OF REFERENCE TO ASSESS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TWIGIRE MUHINZI AT DISTRICT LEVEL: CASES OF NGORORERO, NYARUGURU, GAKENKE AND GATSIBO DISTRICTS IN RWANDA

TERMS OF REFERENCE TO ASSESS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TWIGIRE MUHINZI AT DISTRICT LEVEL: CASES OF NGORORERO, NYARUGURU, GAKENKE AND GATSIBO DISTRICTS IN RWANDA

1. BACKGROUND
The “Conseil de Concertation des Organisations d’Appui aux Initiatives de Base” CCOAIB is an Umbrella organization of Rwandan local NGOs in development. It serves as a framework of exchange, consultations, dialogue, negotiation and solidarity. It was created in 1987 by 12 local NGOs. CCOAIB membership has increased and actually counts 40 local NGOs. Those member organizations operate across the whole country and are involved in various development domains including agriculture, livestock, environment, women and youth empowerment, microfinance, citizen participation, etc. More than 60%of the CCOAIB’s member organizations are involved in agriculture. With the financial support by TROCAIRE, CCOAIB intends to hire a consultant to establish monitoring indicators of the national agricultural extension strategy in Rwanda in order to monitor the progress accomplished in agricultural sector. This activity is in the framework of the project entitled Support small scale farmer’s effective participation in National Agriculture Programs. Case of “Twigire Muhinzi” in Rwanda.

2. RATIONALE OF TWIGIRE MUHINZI MODEL
“Twigire Muhinzi” is an efficient, decentralized, integrated, farmer-oriented extension system that provides accountable services to farmers through improved efficiency in the management and delivery of extension services at district level. TWIGIRE extension system has adopted two key approaches of farmer field schools (FFS) and farmer promoters(FPs).
The government of Rwanda is committed to build a long-term and sustainable extension system that will both maintain national and household food security, as well as increasing rural household income over the long-term. The Government of Rwanda sees Agriculture development as a key catalyst to engender long-term sustainable growth and remove thousands of Rwandan out of poverty. However, the effectiveness of the agricultural extension system remains a constraint on further increases in production. Extension agents have weak links to the research service, and often lack the means to move around rural areas, or the knowledge on specialised topics. MINAGRI 2014.
In order to sustain the current rate of agricultural sector growth, MINAGRI and its implementing agency, the Rwanda Agriculture Board, has developed Twigire Muhinzi as an extension system that is more effective and accountable to farmers.
The Twigire Muhinzi extension system has six strategic objectives:
i) To provide access to timely and relevant extension messages to the farmers through establishment of a critical mass of frontline extension agents (the farmer promoters, FFS Facilitators for improved farm production levels for both crops and livestock enterprises
ii) Capacity building of the specialists extension agents(IDPs ,sector& district agronomists, FFS Facilitators, agrodealers and the private extension service providers)) so as to widen their knowledge on the current technological packages.
iii) Establishment of agriculture committees to act as the structured interactive platforms for all stakeholders including MINAGRI &MINALOC, service providers, farmers, farmer organizations, and researchers at Districts, Sectors &cells levels for effective organization of extension activities.
iv) Farmer empowerment for agribusiness through farmer-based institutions at different levels, starting from farmer groups (Amatsinda) at site level and federating them into cooperatives at sector level .
v) Promoting the ability of farmers to mobilize resources for purchase of inputs and link with financial institutions such as MFIs, SACCOS, and formal banks .
vi)Participatory Monitoring and evaluation of the extension services.

3. SCOPE OF THE ASSESSMENT

The assessment is a case study of the following five districts: GAKENKE (Northern province), GATSIBO (Eastern province), NGORORERO (Western province), and NYARUGURU (Southern province).
4. PURPOSE OF THE ASSESSMENT To establish the base line of the state of the implementation of Twigire Muhinzi model in terms of structure, extension agents and tools used to support farmers.

5. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSESSMENT

The objectives of the survey are:
(i) To identify key actors of the implementation of Twigire Muhinzi at district, sector, cell and village level
(ii) To assess the effectiveness of the implementation Twigire Muhinzi extension model in the selected districts
(iii) To identify success stories, gaps, challenges and propose possible solutions for advocacy action

6. EXPECTED RESULTS
The baseline is established to enable CCOAIB to effectively monitor the effective implementation of TWIGIRE MUHINZI. 7. MAIN TASKS OF THE CONSULTANT 1. Review relevant documents related to TWIGIRE MUHINZI EXTENSION MODEL; 2. Review agriculture plans and reports at district level (the four districts selected); 3. Conduct an assessment in the selected districts: Ngororero, Nyaruguru, Gatsibo, Gakenke; 4. Produce the findings report; 5. Present the findings to CCOAIB partners for validation;
6. Produce the final report.

8. CONSULTANT (S) PROFILES
- Individuals or company with experienced consultants in the agriculture sector, especially in Twigire Muhinzi extension. The experience in agricultural activities at decentralized level is an advantage.
- The proposed consultants ‘team (for the company) should have more than five years of experience in agriculture sector, especially in extension activities.
- The proposed team leader as well as the individual consultant should have at least a master’s degree in agricultural domains with a working experience of 5 years in agriculture sector.
- Have proficiency in spoken and advanced writing skills in English and ability to work in Kinyarwanda.

9. DURATION OF THE CONSULTANCY:

The consultancy will run for a period not more than 20 days including the restitution session.

10. APPLICATION
Interested applicants, firm or individuals, who fulfill the requirements set here-in should present an expression of interest letter, a detailed CV, together with a Technical (with detailed methodology) and financial offers addressed to the executive secretary of CCOAIB. The Technical offer and the Financial Offer should be in separate sealed envelopes, both put in one big envelope.
The proposals shall be submitted at CCOAIB office located at Remera, Kigali city, International Airport Road KN 5RD, Building N0 18 on 25th May 2016 not later than 4:00 PM.

Kigali, 15th May 2016

Jean Claude NGENDANDUMWE
Executive Secretary of CCOAIB

TERMS OF REFERENCES TO ILLUSTRATE THE SIMPLIFIED CITIZEN GUIDE ON TWIGIRE MUHINZI EXTENSION MODEL

TERMS OF REFERENCES TO ILLUSTRATE THE SIMPLIFIED CITIZEN GUIDE ON TWIGIRE MUHINZI EXTENSION MODEL

1. INTRODUCTION
“Twigire Muhinzi” is an efficient, decentralized, integrated, farmer-oriented extension system that provides accountable services to farmers through improved efficiency in the management and delivery of extension services at district level. The implementation basis of Twigire Muhinzi is the village/Umudugudu to promote the agriculture sector development.
At village level, farmers are organized in farmers’ groups, each farmer group counts between 15-20 farmers according to their farms proximity. They are engaged to increase the agricultural productivity for their own development.
Twigire Muhinzi is the new National Decentralized Extension System, reaching all Rwandan farmers and implemented by MINALOC and MINAGRI
Twigire Muhinzi has the following objectives:
• Maintain national food security
• Improve Productivity
• Increase Income
• Improve livelihoods
• Trying to reach all farmers of Rwanda
However, this very important document for agriculture sector stakeholders, especially farmers, remains big and not easily accessible and understandable by most of its users, especially in rural area.

This is why CCOAIB in partnership with TROCAIRE-Rwanda intends to recruit an artist to illustrating the simplified citizen guide on Twigire Muhinzi already developped by CCOAIB. simplify the documents of TWIGIRE Muhinzi and use illustration (images) to facilitate its understanding by those stakeholders, especially the small scale farmers.

2. THE NATURE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The artist recruited will be asked to make illustrations of the simplified citizen guide on Twigire Muhinzi by:

● Designing images capturing the content of the guide
● Filling in with designed images the spaces identified within the guide
● Designing the format of the guide (A5format)

3. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

The Artist will provide to CCOAIB the Twigire Muhinzi illustrated simplified document, the maximum simplified citizen guide on Twigire Muhinzi not exceeding 15 pages. The minimum number of images should be 14.

 Hard and soft copies in word format will be also submitted to CCOAIB

4. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The illustration of the simplified citizen guide should be submitted to CCOAIB in a period of time not exceeding ten days.
5. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
The contacted Artist or firm will be requested to submit their motivation letter with CV and financial offer separately in two envelopes not later than 25 April 2016. .
Done at Kigali, on 18 /04/2016

NGENDANDUMWE Jean Claude
Executive Secretary of CCOAIB

GIZ et CCOAIB, pour une participation effective de la population.

En date du 15 Avril 2016, le CCOAIB a organisé un atelier en vue de la présentation de l’outil de collecte des données sur les besoins prioritaires de la communauté à la base.

24 agents de changement provenant de 15 organisations membres du CCOAIB et de son equipe technique se sont rencontré à l’Hotel Lemigo dans le district de Gasabo afin d’echanger sur les mecanismes de gouvernance locale citoyenne.
Mademoiselle Fleur Siri assistante technique du GIZ Rwanda appuyant le CCOAIB depuis bientot trois mois a en compagnie de Monsieur Jean Bosco Senyabatera, chargé de programme au sein du CCOAIB ont animé cet atélier qui a duré une journée.

Dans notre feuillet d’information qui paraitra ce lundi, nous vous fairons le point sur ce que les organisations membres du CCOAIB ont bénéficié de cet atélier d’echange.

Benoit Ndirikiye
Service Information et Documentation
CCOAIB

With the aim of pursuing the implimentation of agricultural policy

With the aim of pursuing the implimentation of agricultural policy, particularly land consolidation, CCOAIB agents have conducted these three last weeks, visits which brought them in different districts of Rwanda.

From Gakenke to Huye, passing through Ruhango, Musanze, Rwamagana, Kirehe and Nyaruguru, they met agriculturalists, cooperatives associations, the people, agronomists and locol authorities at different levels.

If it is right that land consolidation policy favoured economic growth and fought against poverty, the evidence is that agriculture in Rwanda is actually chocked by several problems. We are working out for this topic and we will be confident of making it reach to you in a very earlier occasion.











AVIS D’APPEL A SOUMISSION POUR UN CONSULTANT FORMATEUR EN MONITORING DES POLITIQUES NATIONALES

Par le présent avis d’appel à soumission, le RAPES-GL invite un consultant indépendant ou issu d’un bureau d’études de niveau régional à présenter les offres techniques et financières pour donner une formation de haut niveau sur le monitoring des politiques nationales.

Les termes de références sont disponibles au Burundi, au Secrétariat Général d’ADISCO sis ROHERO II, avenue BUTUTSI, no 29, tél : +257 22 25 7520, en République Démocratique du Congo au siège de AMIS DU KIVU, tél : +243 (0)9 94 45 47 47 et au Rwanda au siège de CCOAIB, tél : +250 788 302 065. Les TDRs peuvent être retirés tous les jours ouvrables de 8h00 à 12h00 et de 13h30 à 17h00 et sont disponibles sur le site internet www.adisco.org.

Profil du consultant
Le consultant doit justifier au moins d’une formation universitaire de niveau Maîtrise, DEA et Doctorat de préférence en sciences sociales, politiques ou dans les sciences apparentées. Il doit disposer d’une expérience pertinente comme formateur de haut niveau dans les domaines variés. Il doit notamment avoir déjà assuré une formation sur le monitoring des politiques.

Date limite de dépôt des soumissions
Les offres se font exclusivement par voie électronique envoyées simultanément à adisco@cbinf.com; deo.niyonkuru@adisco.org et lndikunkiko@ymail.com au plus tard lundi, le 10 décembre 2012 à 11H00.

NGENDANDUMWE Jean Claude

Secrétaire Exécutive du CCOAIB

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LA NOTION DU RESEAUTAGE RENDUE EFFECTIVE AU SEIN DU CCOAIB

Le Vendredi 13 Mai 2011 s’est tenu au Centre Saint François d’Assise de Kicukiro une rencontre qui a réunit les secrétaires exécutifs et coordinateurs des Organisations membres du CCOAIB. Notez que ce collectif en compte 38 à la date d’aujourd’hui.

Dès sa création en 1987, le CCOAIB s’était assigné pour mission, la constitution d’un cadre d’échanges, de négociation, de dialogue et de concertation pour ses organisations membres.

Pour quatre stratégies telles que recommandées par l’analyse organisationnelle de 1999. Il s’agit de:

Information mener son action, le CCOAIB (Conseil de concertation des organisations d’Appui aux Initiatives de Base) s’appuie sur , communication, lobbying et advocacy, Mise en réseau des organisations membres sur base des similarités au niveau des activités ou au niveau des problématiques, Accompagnement institutionnel/renforcement institutionnel, Constitution d’un observatoire de changements du contexte socio-politique et économique.

La mise en Réseaux, une nécessité et non un Luxe

Elle a été recommandée dans le but d’entretenir et de renforcer les liaisons entre le CCOAIB et les organisations membres. Le travail en réseau pourrait constituer un cadre de renforcement des capacités, de capitalisation des expériences, de mobilisation de fonds et de gestion rationnelle des ressources.

La mise en réseau permet au CCOAIB de développer des synergies entre les interventions.

La mise en œuvre de cette stratégie doit être axée sur le regroupement thématique des organisations œuvrant dans les domaines spécifiques similaires.

Initialement conçus comme des regroupements fixes des OAIB basés sur le domaine d’intervention, les réseaux thématiques ont reçu une nouvelle orientation au cours de la réunion du 20/08/2009.

En effet, en plus du fait que les domaines d’intervention changent fréquemment selon les besoins de la population et parfois selon les exigences des bailleurs de fonds, il est important de comprendre que pour travailler ensemble, les organisations membres du CCOAIB ont besoin de s’engager volontairement avec les partenaires de leur choix. Ainsi les participants à cette réunion se sont mis d’accord sur leur reformulation qui consiste essentiellement, pour les OAIB, à se regrouper pour une durée déterminée ou indéterminée (selon le choix consensuel des membres) afin de donner une réponse commune aux besoins de la population.

L’adhésion volontaire et le souci de complémentarité sont les deux piliers de cette stratégie qui vise également à rapprocher les organisations membres du CCOAIB intervenant dans les mêmes zones ou dans celles qui sont proches.

L’élaboration d’un plan commun pour chaque réseau thématique n’a donc pas été exécutée comme telle. Dans la nouvelle conception des réseaux, il a été jugé opportun d’offrir aux organisations la latitude de s’organiser librement.

Au cours de cette rencontre du vendredi 13 mai 2011, chaque réseau thématique, via l’OAIB représentante, a fait un bref exposé sur ses réalisations ainsi que les défis auxquels il a fait face. Un débat a permit de clarifier les grandes actions à mettre dans les plans des réseaux thématiques pour la période à venir.

Des actions urgentes à mener

Dans le cadre des recherches-actions envisagées dans le projet EDPRS, il est prévu de faire une recherche-action sur les thèmes suivants :

La mise en valeur des terrasses radicales,

Les bénéfices et les contraintes rencontrés dans le programme GIRA INKA MUNYARWANDA.

Comme c’est une recherche-action, cette étude devra montrer, en étroite collaboration et active contribution des bénéficiaires, ce qui devrait être fait pour résoudre des problèmes mis en exergue. Ces solutions devraient être appropriées à chaque milieu et groupes de bénéficiaires en question.

La réunion des points focaux qui a eu lieu dans le district de Muhanga le mercredi 18 mai 2011 s’est penché sur la méthodologie à utiliser, le calendrier et les moyens nécessaires.

Au cours de cette réunion il a également été question de voir ensemble comment améliorer la collecte des indicateurs de réduction de la pauvreté dans divers districts couverts par les Organisations membres du CCOAIB.

Partant des résultats issus de cette rencontre, l’on se rend bien compte que la stratégie de mise en réseaux est une voie obligée pour permettre aux organisations membres du CCOAIB de réunir leurs efforts et de travailler ensemble pour l’intérêt de tous et de chacun.

L’objectif de cette réunion étant de redynamiser les réseaux et de recevoir les nouveaux membres, l’on peut affirmer sans crainte d’être contredit que les résultats auxquels on a abouti sont fort appréciables. L’on peut dès lors se féliciter de l’entrée en réseaux des nouveaux membres

Le Réseau 3 constitué par AGR, APARWA et Duterimbere s’est vu renforcé par le Réseau des femmes et ADTS.

Le Community Development Complementary Network Ubwuzuzanye composé d’AJEMAC, ARDI, UGAMA, COFORWA et Centre Iwacu a accueilli les organisations ADENYA et BAIR.

Le réseau des Organisations d’Appui au Developpement (ROAD) constitué par ATEDEC, ARAMET, APIDERBU, ARTCF et INSHUTI a accueilli AVEGA et AVODI

Le Network Of Member Organizations of CCOAIB in Eastern Region (NOMOCER) initialement composé de ARDR, Duterimbere, Ejo Nzamera nte, RDO et RWARRI, a lui aussi reçu deux nouveaux membres à savoir ASOFERWA et Safer Rwanda.

S’il est vrai que le bien fondé de travailler en réseaux se comprend de plus en plus au sein des organisations membres du CCOAIB, il est aussi vrai que les résultats dépendront de l’implication de chaque membre du réseau, des moyens mis en œuvre et des fonds mobilisés.

Dans son mot de clôture, la présidente du Conseil d’Administration du CCOAIB, Madame Dativa Mukeshimana a demandé aux organisations membres du Collectif de garder toujours présent à l’esprit que tant que nous travaillerons en ordre dispersé, tant que nous ne comprendrons pas qu’ensemble nous sommes très forts, nos efforts resteront vains, notre développement demeurera problématique.

Elle a en outre remercié l’Ambassade de Belgique, qui ne cesse de ménager ses efforts pour aider le CCOAIB à accomplir ce rêve de rendre effective la notion de réseautage au sein du collectif.

Benoit Ndirikiye / Service Information et Documentation du CCOAIB

CONSULTATION : Africa Union Shared Values

On the 16th and 17th of October 2010, civil society from across in East Africa convened under the joint aegis of the East Africa Civil Society. Organisations’ Forum (EACSOF) and the Centre for Citizens’ Participation in the African Union (CCP - AU) to discuss shared Values between the African Union (AU) and the East African Community (EAC).

The meeting follows the decision of the 16th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) which recommended vide decision (EX.CL/Dec.525 [XVI]) to make Shared Values the theme of the Ordinary Session of the Assembly in January/February 2011. It further noted the need to put in place a Pan-African Architecture on Governance and identify obstacles and measures to be adopted to facilitate continental integration based on such shared values.

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COMMUNIQUE FROM THE EAST AFRICA CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FORUM Snow Crest Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania, October 16th-17th, 2010

COGNIZANT of the common vision toward a united and strong African through regional pillars such as the East African Community as enshrined in the Constitutive Act of the African Union;

RECOGNIZING that all EAC states are parties to the Constitutive Act of the African Union, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the significant steps by a majority of Partner States in ratifying the African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human an Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women;

APPRECIATE all the steps taken by the AU in adopting norms, principles and policies aimed at promoting democracy, rule of law good governance, respect for human rights and social political development in Africa with the full participation of Civil Society in Africa and which form part of the values they share in the current integration process we’re experiencing;

TAKING NOTE of the recommendation of the 16th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union[1] to make Shared Values the theme of the Ordinary Session of the Assembly in January 2011, put in place a Pan-African Architecture on Governance and identify obstacles and measures to be adopted to facilitate continental integration based on such shared values.

NOTING that these values can play a critical role in transforming Africa, regional integration and sustainable development;

RECOGNIZING that whilst these shared principles and values have been consistently articulated in many Treaties, Declarations and Resolutions adopted by the EAC, their consolidation, implementation and other obstacles remain a major challenge among the partner states;

ACKNOWLEDGING that the EAC as a building block of integration in Africa is willing to play a strong orientation in ensuring that they are shared and practiced across the region;

NOTING the need at both the African Union and East African Community work in close partnership with all segments of civil society;

WE THE MEMBERS of East Africa Civil Society convened under the leadership of the East African Civil Society Organizations Forum (EACSOF) in collaboration with the Centre for Citizens Participation in the African Union (CCP - AU), representing the five (5) Partner States namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda identified our shared values inherent in the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African within the areas of human rights, democracy, elections governance and gender as;

1. In line with Human Rights, the sanctity of life, tolerance of diversity and take into account the basic need and conditions necessary for human survival;

2. Regarding democracy, elections and governance, we believe in equitable and effective participation, accountability, transparency and integrity; holding free, fair and participatory elections as core values in democracy, good governance and elections;

3. Concerning gender, we share values of protection against Gender Based Violence and, discrimination and promoting health as a basic human rights; gender equality and gender equity;

CONCERNED that in the area of Human Rights;

i. There is insufficient ratification and domestication in the Partner States of continental and regional human rights instruments;

ii. There has been inadequate response of the Partners states to gross human rights violations occurring in East Africa;

iii. That abductions, kidnapping and illegal transfer of people accused of serious crimes such as terrorism is ongoing;

iv. There is notable prevalence of impunity especially among state agencies;

v. There is a lack of appropriate protection of human rights defenders;

vi. The extension of the jurisdiction of the East African Court of justice has not been finalised;

vii. There has been inadequate access to justice for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable members of society;

WE FURTHER TAKE NOTE WITH CONCERN that in relation to democracy, elections and governance;

i. That the majority of EAC Partner States have not ratified and domesticated the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance;

ii. There is need for increased political will to fight grand corruption in the region;

iii. There is an absence of a regional mechanism monitoring the Partner States compliance to Democracy, Elections and Governance principles and values;

iv. There is insufficient separation of powers within the arms of national governments;

v. There is limited participation and space of opposition parties in political processes and governance;

vi. There is increase in politically motivated election related violence and gender based violence;

vii. There is slow progress towards full and active participation and effective representation in political processes and leadership at all levels especially among women and the youth;

CONCERNED with Gender equality;

i. That there continues to be existence of gender insensitive laws and policies at national and regional level;

ii. Of the high level of general ignorance and misconceptions of gender as a social construct;

iii. Of the lack of regional Gender Based Violence (GBV) policies and inadequate implementation of national policies;

iv. Of the lack of a comprehensive regional monitoring and evaluation and inadequate implementation of national Monitoring and Evaluation framework;

v. Of the underrepresentation and meaningful participation of women in key missions such as peacekeeping and conflict resolution

vi. Of the existence of harmful cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and forced and early marriages

WE the participants to the Consultative Meeting therefore resolve and RECOMMEND;

The EAC and AU Partner States speed up the process of domestication and implementation of the various continental and regional protocols and declarations aimed at promoting women’s rights, press freedoms, access to information and regional integration, among others and to put in place implementation, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms;

Put in place a programme to enhance awareness creation with particular focus to effective use of public media and further hold and support civic education programmes regarding all continental and regional instruments and policies vis-à-vis regional integration and human rights;

Institutionalise and the strengthen of the mandate of civil society participation in the EAC and AU to ensure their full and active participation in the development and implementation of EAC and AU decisions;

We further recommend with regard to Human Rights;

i. Urge the AU to operationalize the Human Rights Fund created in 2003 in Kigali (Rwanda) by the Ministerial Conference on Human Rights in Africa to deal with issues such as effective reparations and capacity building of national, regional and continental human rights institutions;

ii. The abolishment of the death penalty in East Africa as an inhumane form of punishment;

iii. The guarantee of humane treatment of accused persons and prisoners while in lawful custody;

iv. The development mechanisms to compel Partner States to comply with the Rule of Law be set up and operationalised;

v. Hasten the passing of the draft EAC HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Bill, 2010;

vi. Enhance the administration of justice through increased budgetary allocation and capacity building, including facilitating legal aid and awareness policy, and engendering the role of CSOs facilitating the aforementioned;

vii. Accelerate the finalisation of the Protocol Extending the Jurisdiction of the East African Court of Justice;

viii. Carry out wide consultations with a broad base of stakeholders such as CSOs in the vetting and appointment of individuals to Human Rights mandated bodies;

ix. Increase the involvement and participation of community leaders and elders in the enforcement of human rights be guaranteed and appreciated;

With a view toward enhanced democracy, elections and governance;

i. Establish a regional elections standards body to monitor regional elections;

ii. Institutionalize shadow governments in the governance systems at the national level in order to promote political pluralism;

iii. Fully observe the principles of freedom of association and speech;

iv. Expeditiously develop the EAC Peace and Security architecture in particular, giving attention to the Early Warning System with a view to curbing election related violence.

v. Developing mechanisms at the EAC aiming at compelling its Partner States to sign, ratify and domesticate and implement, continental and regional instruments on governance, elections and corruption;

To promote gender equality and protection against gender based discrimination we urge;

i. Partner States to protect individuals against Gender Based Violence and Discrimination;

ii. Promote health as a basic human right;

iii. EAC partner States to sign, ratify, domesticate and implement all regional and continental treaties on gender equality;

iv. EAC Partner States to adopt a regional gender protocol;

v. Partner States to further promote public-private partnerships on promoting gender issues;

vi. EAC Partner States to involve the community in elimination of bad and harmful traditional practices;

vii. Partner States to enhance the technical and human capacity at the EAC dealing with gender issues;

Partner States to allocate 15% of their respective national budgets toward health in accordance with the Maputo Protocol; We Members of the East African Civil Society Organisations’ Forum Commit to;

i. Our intentions to align and harmonize civil society actions towards achieving both national and regional governance and development objectives;

ii. Constructive engagement in national, regional and international development initiatives and with other regional bodies such as the African Union and the East African Community;

iii. Offering effective collaboration and support during the development of the Shared Values, their implementation and monitoring of processes.

iv. Enhancing efficient, effective, transparent and accountable practices as evidenced by the ongoing process of developing guidelines and principles for the legal and operating environment for Civil Society at the EAC.

RESULTATS DE LA RECHERCHE SUR LES INVESTISSEMENTS AGRICOLES PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT EN MILIEU RURAL VIS‐À‐VIS DE L’OMD1

Initié par CCOAIB, PROFEMMES/TH et AJPRODHO sous l’appui financier de 11.11.11
Lancé en 2008 pour une durée de 3 ans
But: Contribuer à la réduction de la pauvreté et la faim au Rwanda
Objectif de la campagne: Sensibiliser la population etles autorités à chercher des solutions pratiques au problème d’insécurité alimentaire et de pouvoir
d’achat faible

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RESULTATS DE LA RECHERCHE SUR LES INVESTISSEMENTS AGRICOLES PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT EN MILIEU RURAL VIS‐À‐VIS DE L’OMD1

Initié par CCOAIB, PROFEMMES/TH et AJPRODHO sous l’appui financier de 11.11.11
Lancé en 2008 pour une durée de 3 ans
But: Contribuer à la réduction de la pauvreté et la faim au Rwanda
Objectif de la campagne: Sensibiliser la population etles autorités à chercher des solutions pratiques au problème d’insécurité alimentaire et de pouvoir
d’achat faible

GUIDELINES FOR CITIZEN INPUT ON CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

The Code of Ethics for Public Servants is a draft Presidential Order that recognizes the idea that public confidence in government is essential, and aims to support this idea by setting standards for public servants to make sure government transactions and decisions are made fairly and honestly.

When its provisions are followed, the code should ensure that the personal and financial interests of public servants do not present a real or apparent conflict of interest with their responsibilities to serve the public. Also, the Code should protect the public and fellow civil servants from personal misbehavior by any official.

Civil society organizations across Rwanda have the opportunity to provide input on the draft code. This short document presents some questions that might be used to help civil society representatives identify ideas to improve the current draft code.

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CSSP RFA Operational Capacity Grant

The Rwanda MCC Threshold Program / Civil Society Strengthening Project (CSSP) works to increase the operational, advocacy, and outreach capacity of national-level civil society organizations in order to make them more effective in contributing to national public policy formulation and implementation. The program also works with national-level CSOs to strengthen their working relationships with the government of Rwanda.

The Civil Society Strengthening Project (CSSP) is a two-year project funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), managed by the United States Agency for International Development, and implemented by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). The goal of the project is to positively impact Rwanda’s MCC Ruling Justly indicators, specifically Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and Voice and Accountability.

project Objectives

- The operational capacity of national-level civil society organizations is increased, making them more effective in influencing national public policy formation and implementation

- The advocacy capacity of national-level civil society organizations is increased, making them more effective in influencing national public policy formation and implementation

- The outreach capacity of national-level civil society organizations and their ability to (legitimately) represent constituents’ needs is increased, giving greater voice and increasing civic participation in national public policy formation and implementation

- The Government of Rwanda (GoR) increases its engagement with civil society organizations, and is better prepared to receive their inputs to national public policy formation and implementation

Project History

In Rwanda, as in many countries, finding an effective role for civil society in policy formulation is a difficult but crucial process. The capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) is limited – and therefore their interactions with government are ineffective. When fully developed, civil society organizations play multiple roles in relationship to government: an advocacy role to encourage policies and actions that represent their constituents’ needs; a watchdog role, which serves as a check on the power of the government by providing feedback on its performance; and a partnership role, in which CSOs work together with government on policy implementation. Currently, national-level CSOs lack full understanding of their constituents needs and lack the understanding of policy formulation mechanisms and the skills to analyze data, leaving them unable to serve as effective monitors or to advocate for or against policies. Finally, as partners of the government, they lack the space and mechanisms for on-going dialogue.