NGOs for maiden expo

On 6 February 2018 at 05:21

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in Rwanda have organized a joint services exhibition that will also attract foreign counterparts.

The exhibition will take place from March 1st to 2nd at Kigali Exhibition and Conference Village (KECV).

Speaking to the Media, the Chief Executive Officer of the organizing company, APEX Media and Promotions, Ignatius Kabagambe said that the exhibition will present opportunity to spur collaboration between international organisations operating in the country.

“There will be services exhibition and inter-exchange and sharing of best practices, presenting opportunity to evaluate the achievements in past 20 years and the role of NGOs in the development as well as reflecting on quick services delivery,” he said.

The Programme coordinator, Valentine Mukanyarwaya said that NGOs, usually do not have a platform that helps them to exchange ideas on problems they face.

“Among factors that made us organize this exhibition is that both local and International NGOs had no platform that brings them together. Local NGOs have their platform and international ones have theirs, and finally they don’t get the opportunity to exchange ideas about problems they should solve. This will be the opportunity to bring them together,” she said.

Mukanyarwaya explained that during the exhibition, they will train workers and managers of NGOs about good services delivery.

Rwanda Civil Society Platform Chairperson, Jean Léonard Sekanyange said that the exhibition will help NGOs and government discuss different issues.

“I believe that this programme will help strengthen cooperation between NGOs, Civil Society organisations and the government about joint development matters,” he said.