Rwandan Diaspora Engagement Projects


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Brief introduction to the projects

Initiated in June 2019, the projects aim to address the needs of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector and Health sector in Rwanda through the engagement of highly skilled diaspora members residing in Europe. Through Trainings of Trainers (ToT), the Rwandan diaspora men and women will build the capacity of TVET professors and students in priority courses of the Rwanda Polytechnic’s host institutions (IPRCs) across the country. The Rwandan diaspora professionals will also provide support to (the development of) start-ups, initiated together with and/or by the trained professors and students. With the support of the IOM Development Fund, the scope of the project was extended in September 2019 to also include the Rwandan health sector, by engaging highly skilled diaspora members residing in Europe for capacity building and skills transfer activities to i.e. local medical practitioners. Read the project brief here.

The travel of diaspora members was hindered by COVID-19 restrictions. The projects in the TVET and health sector were therefore extended until respectively May 2022 and August 2022 to allow diaspora members to travel safely to Rwanda for their assignments.

Interested in joining the projects?

IOM is still looking for interested, motivated Rwandan diaspora members residing in Europe to engage in assignments for knowledge and skills transfer in the TVET and Health sector of Rwanda.

Click on the pictures below to access our promotional videos explaining more about the projects (TVET - Health):

TVET Health

Are you interested in joining the projects? Have a look at the opportunities in the framework of the Rwandan diaspora project here here for the TVET sector and here for the Health sector.

If you have more questions or you would like more info, please do have a look at our information brochure.

Project testimonies of Rwandan diaspora members

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IOM's Rwandan diaspora engagement projects are realized with the financial support of:



This project supports the implementation of the

Sustainable Development Goals