Inspires Project


Objective: To promote CSOs oversight and engagement in the national Covid-19 emergency response and ensure greater cooperation between government and civil society in addressing the effects of Covid-19.

Specific objectives:

  1. To strengthen and expand the inclusion of special interest groups (including women, at-risk youth and people with disabilities) in the Covid-19 response, and
  2. To understand the barriers they face in relation to both their participation and their operations and advocate for responsive actions.
  • Showcasing the continued value of civil society in addressing the effects of Covid-19.

Duration: January to November 2021

Key interventions:

  • Monitor the implementation of anti Covid-19 measures issued in Rwanda in relation to the promotion of Human Rights and keeping Civic Space healthy.
  • Develop simplified briefers comparing these issued measures with international standards and advising on good practices,
  • Organize consultative meetings with CSOs to discuss the role of Civil Society addressing the effects of Covid-19 while keeping the Civic Space healthy,
  • Engage Media in dissemination of information related to the Human Rights and Civic Space in periods of the pandemic, as well as conducting related advocacy activities.