Support to the Smart Africa Secretariat
Supporting the African Union has been a mandate for GIZ for several years. However, for some time now, GIZ has also been supporting the African Union’s digital organization – the Smart Africa Secretariat. In particular, important capacities are to be strengthened through a competence model and a monitoring and evaluation framework is to be established in order to be able to measure the effects on all people in the long term.
This is in line with the leave no one behind approach, and to develop inclusive measures. The cooperation with Smart Africa will also create an important intersection for scaling the solutions developed in the Digital Transformation Center on an intercontinental scale. In the past, GIZ has supported the Smart Africa Secretariat to host the Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda.
RISA Innovation Pipeline
RISA has a mandate to lead the implementation of ICT policy in Rwanda and streamline research, innovation, and infrastructure investment, including the digitization of government services, to fast-track economic growth.
The purpose of the innovation program is to strengthen RISAs capacity to operate effectively when analyzing problems, ideating, negotiating, and servicing its counterparts in their business process. The program will have a conceptual framework on the one hand and then also have project management tools on the other hand, both working in tandem to achieve organizational objectives of RISA.
The innovation pipeline will streamline the operational structure of all government of Rwanda IT efforts and innovation key players, programs, and projects under one framework. This will create an environment of efficiency on how IT related government efforts and activities in the ecosystem are carried out.