The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is a government revenue collection agency established by the Parliament of Rwanda. The RRA is charged with enforcing, assessing, collecting, and accounting for the various taxes imposed in Rwanda. As part of its work to support digitalisation and improve service delivery, the RRA is training and certifying its staff to the ICDL standard.
Founded in 1969, ISS is a co-educational non-profit making school on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles. From small beginnings, the school has grown steadily and today has over 700 pupils on roll, aged 3 to 18 years and representing over 30 nationalities. The International School Association owns the school. Parents whose children attend the school are members of the association. The School is licensed and registered by the Ministry of Education, Seychelles.
A new report by UNESCO has highlighted the ICDL programme as a significant example of a digital skills framework around the world. ‘A Global Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills for Indicator 4.4.2’ was published with the aim of providing a basis for an indicator of the, “Percentage of youth/adults who have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in digital literacy skills”, under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Rwandan Ministry of Information Technology and Communication has hosted a Digital Talent Day event at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali. ICDL Africa took part in the event, alongside other stakeholders from both the public and private sectors including the University of Rwanda and Carnegie Mellon Africa.
ICDL Africa met with Benin’s Minister of the Digital Economy and Communication, Aurélie Adam Soule Zoumarou, in May to sign an agreement to raise digital skills in the country.
ICDL Africa visited a new smart village project in Rwanda recently. The smart village project, which aims to help transform rural communities, is deployed using containers equipped with computing equipment and powered by solar energy. The smart village is the first of its type in Rwanda and will be used to provide digital literacy training using the ICDL Digital Citizen programme, to over 300 citizens in the district of Tumba, Rwanda.
ICDL Africa visited the Muhanga Campus of the Rwanda Management Institute (RMI), where the Accredited Test Centre has been training candidates who will eventually take on the responsibility of training civil servants across the country.
ICDL Africa met recently with students at Nu-Vision High School in Rwanda, who are following the ICDL Digital Citizen+ programme. The programme, which is used with secondary-level students, helps build foundational digital skills, and follows-on from the Digital Citizen programme, which is used with primary-level students.
ICDL Africa has started a refresher ‘Train the Trainer’ course for trainers at the Rwanda Management Institute (RMI), one of a number of promising Accredited Test Centres in the country.
ICDL and the Rwandan Ministry of ICT have renewed their agreement to certify the digital skills of thousands of civil servants and members of the public. The new Memorandum of Understanding was signed in early February.