USAID Rwanda Nguriza Nshore signs agreement with AmCham to support agribusinesses

On 10 May 2021 at 05:26

USAID Rwanda, through Rwanda Nguriza Nshore has signed a 2-year agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce in Rwanda (AmCham Rwanda).

This agreement aims to support AmCham’s sustainability as an organization and contribute to Nguriza Nshore’s goal of improving the ability of various business ecosystem actors in building beneficial business relationships, leading to an increase in private investment for Rwandan SMEs, especially agribusinesses.

Through this agreement, AmCham will partner with Rwanda Nguriza Nshore in various activities aimed at strengthening Rwanda’s business enabling environment such as participating in the implementation of the Entrepreneurship Development Policy officially launched in November 2020, and partnering with Rwanda Finance Ltd to promote Rwanda as financial hub.

In addition, AmCham will increase its member base targeting SMEs and agribusinesses, which will benefit from the association’s extensive reach to other business associations, networks, and investment opportunities, thus contributing to increasing both private and commercial investment in Rwandan SMEs and agribusinesses.

Commenting on the development, Rwanda Nguriza Nshore’s Chief of Party Robin Padberg said: “We look forward to partnering with AmCham to promote SME investment in Rwanda and to create a strong advocacy platform for the Rwandan private sector.”

Gabriel Seidman, President of the Board, AmCham also expressed delight for the partnership.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Nguriza Nshore to help strengthen AmCham’s role driving private sector development in Rwanda and the bilateral relationship between Rwanda and the United States,” he said.

Feed the Future Rwanda Nguriza Nshore is a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Rwanda Nguriza Nshore seeks to promote rural economic growth by facilitating the emergence of a dynamic businesses SME and agribusiness sector in Rwanda.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Rwanda is the premier organization in Rwanda advocating for private sector development on behalf of the American business community in Rwanda.

AmCham is a member-based organization focused on helping organizations navigate the Rwanda business community, working with the Government of Rwanda on strengthening the private sector, providing linkages to the US business community, and serving as a networking platform.