About Us

WHo WE ARE

Digital Transformation Center (DigiCenter) is a project unit of the Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD). It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The purpose of the DigiCenter is to support digital transformation in Rwanda through developing digital solutions from Africans for Africans.

When we say digital, we do not simply mean taking paper forms and putting them online or building apps and websites. The DigiCenter is a space where we rethink and redesign processes and interactions between the government and its citizens. We leverage technologies to work in new ways and solve problems.

As we work on the development of digital innovations, we understand the importance of driving cultural change across the government.

Furthermore, we support the local digital ecosystem and create linkages between the government, private sector and civil society.

oUR WORK

Together with the local and international private sector, research institutions and civil society, the DigiCenter promotes the development of meaningful digital solutions. Therefore, each IT-solution addresses an issue in society or environment and directly contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For this purpose, our strategy is based on three pillars.

Innovation Studio

Developing impact-driven digital solutions is crucial to make services accessible for everyone and improve lives of vulnerable groups. That is why we use the studio to research new technologies and its potential applications.

Capacity building & Culture Change

Strengthening capacities of ministries helps them to develop ICT strategies and polices as well as optimize business processes. For this purpose, we organize study tours, facilitate coachings and conduct studies with government officials.

DIGILinks

Equipping community members with digital and management skills as well as connections is necessary to enhance new ideas and create jobs. Therefore, we bring innovators together with the right contacts to boost collaboration and enhance dialogue.

We are committed to continue reinventing ourselves to stay relevant and ahead of technology trends.

Digital Solutions

People trained

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