OFFICIAL STATEMENT
For immediate release
Kigali, Rwanda, August 27, 2018
Ndera Affordable Housing Project

Contrary to information circulating on Social Media platforms about owning a home in the Ndera Affordable Housing
Project, BRD would wish to clarify the following:

• The 1st phase of construction will be 1,750 houses/units.
• The location of the plots is at Gasabo District, next to the Free Trade Zone, locally known as kuri cumi nagatanu.
• Registration (booking) for interested buyers is ongoing. For affordable housing category, you have to be a first time
home/house owner.
• Salaried household income between minimum 200,000 Rwf/month net and max 1.2m Rwf/month net
(More criteria on the commitment form page 1 and price table on page 2).
This can be a combined income for spouses or one income for a single person. This is for affordable housing category only.
• First come first served basis, interested people are encouraged to book/register and have the 5% down payment ready.
Once the required minimum bookings are reached, the entire 1st phase (1,750 units) will be constructed at once.
• The houses highlighted on the form, as at Market rate value are not considered in the affordable housing category therefore not under the specified criteria.

The commitment form can be found on the BRD website www.brd.rw
Kindly fill the form, sign, scan and email it to g.umutoni@brd.rw or deliver  it physically to BRD Bank.
One can also pass by BRD Bank reception and sign the commitment form. For more information call +250 784 258 599

Click here to discover BRD official statement of Ndera Affordable Housing Project and form

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ANNOUNCEMENT TO STUDENTS ON GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA STUDENT LOAN SCHEME

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) wish to call upon all ongoing students who are on the student loan scheme in Rwanda to update their contract information in the new MIS. Provision of adequate and accurate information is a requirement as per Law Nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing student loans and bursaries. Each student will use the given password through their receptive emails to access the system and complete the process. The MIS is accessible on the MIS (Student loan) option at the top bar of the BRD website  www.brd.rw. It is a requirement to the concern ongoing students to update their contract information in the system to enable onward processes.

The deadline for updating the student contract in the system is May 17th, 2019.

For any clarifications, please contact BRD through student@brd.rw.

Done at Kigali, 07 /05 / 2019

Liliane Igihozo UWERA

Chief Operation Officer


ANNOUNCEMENT TO STUDENTS ON GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA STUDENT LOAN SCHEME

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has noted that there are a few students (30 for October – December 2018, 11 for the period January – February 2019 and 228 for the period March – April 2019) that have not received their living allowances. BRD would like to request those ongoing students who have not yet received their living allowance to kindly update their missing information in the MIS on https://edu.brd.rw/  to allow BRD to process their payments.

BRD will deploy teams to IPRCs and Universities of Rwanda to assist students who have difficulties to update their information on the system. Therefore, we encourage all concerned students to be available to work with our teams and complete any missing  information adequately.

The schedule of visits is as follow:

Campus days dates
UR-Nyarugenge Tuesday 16/04/2019
UR- Huye Tuesday-Wednesday 16/04/2019-17/04/2019
UR- Rukara Wednesday 17/04/2019
UR-Rwamagana Wednesday 17/04/2019
UR- Nyagatare Thursday 18/04/2019
UR- Busogo Tuesday 23/04/2019
UR- Rusizi Thursday & Friday 25/04/2019 – 26/04/2019
IPRC- Kigali Tuesday 30/04/2019
IPRC- Karongi Tuesday 30/04/2019
IPRC- Ngoma Thursday 02/05/2019
IPRC- Gishari Thursday 02/05/2019
IPRC- Huye Tuesday 07/05/2019
IPRC- Kitabi Tuesday 07/05/2019
IPRC- Musanze Wednesday 08/05/2019
IPRC- Tumba Thursday 08/05/2019

 

For any clarifications, please contact BRD through student@brd.rw

Done at Kigali, 16 /04 /2019

Eric RUTABANA

Chief Executive Officer


ANNOUNCEMENT TO NEW STUDENTS ON GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA STUDENT LOAN SCHEME

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) wishes to call upon all new students on the list published by the Higher Education Council (HEC) that have been granted a student loan for 2018/19 academic year to register and sign a student contract in the Education Finance Management Information System (EFMIS) of BRD.

Provision of adequate and accurate information is a requirement as per Law Nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing student loans and bursaries. Each student will automatically receive a username and password via the email they provided to HEC during the loan application process and will follow the guidelines provided in the system. EFMIS is accessible on the Student loan option at the top bar of the BRD website www.brd.rw. It is a requirement to all the students to fill and sign their contract in the system to enable onward processes.

The deadline for registration in the system is 31st October 2018.

For any clarifications, please contact BRD through student@brd.rw  or call the toll-free number 0788388168 for technical support.

Done at Kigali, 05th/Oct/2018

Management


CONDITIONS TO ACCESS THE MIS

  1. A student should be on the REB List within the System.
  2. Should have a valid email already registered in the system (for ongoing students, a new password will be sent to the email provided by the student during the singing of contract with BRD).
  3. For ongoing student, a student without a valid email address should send a message to student@brd.rw to be guided on the way forward. He/she should provide a telephone number, Registration number and College name.
  4. A student with a valid email registered in the system will receive a username and password through his/her email.

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

Request to employers to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries

Pursuant to the provisions of the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries, employers having staff who benefited from the student loans scheme have a duty to inform the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), a financial institution that has been mandated by the Government to manage the student loan scheme, in writing about their staff who benefited from student loans. The announcement in attachment serves to kindly request the employers to fill the form also attached and submit it to BRD through education@brd.rw in PDF, or submitted to BRD, Education Finance offices, located at Muhima KN2 Av34.

For more information on the process to be followed please refer to the announcement below:

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The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) wishes to request all employers having staff who have benefited from the student loans scheme from 1980 to comply with the law nº 44/2015 of 14/09/2015 governing the student loans and bursaries. Therefore, BRD requests the concerned employers and staff members the following:

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RELOCATION OF BRD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

The BRD Management would like to inform you that it has relocated the Education Department from Kacyiru to Muhima KN2 Av34, neighboring the NISR (National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda).

Ubuyobozi bwa BRD buramenyesha abantu bose ko ishami ryaro rishinzwe uburezi (Education Finance Department) ryakoreraga Kacyiru ryimuriwe ku Muhima iruhande rw’Ikigo cy’Igihugu cy’Ibarurishamibare (NISR).

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Private Sector Participation in the Generation and Distribution of Electricity from Renewable Sources (PSPE)/ Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Project

Assignment Title: Consultancy services for Renewable Energy for Pool of Experts

Reference No: 007/06/2019/BRD/DHCA/PU

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank signed a US$48.94 million funding from the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) for the implementation of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) project, which intends to address affordability by incentivizing demand for off-grid electricity services through existing country systems, including SACCOs and banks, as well as extending access to finance to mini-grid developers.

In March 2018, the Government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Belgium signed a specific agreement establishing the project on Private Sector Participation in the Generation and Distribution of Electricity from Renewable Sources-PSPE. The purpose of PSPE project is to increase electricity from renewable sources by the participation of private sector through capacity building and technical assistance. The PSPE is jointly implemented by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the Belgium Development Agency-ENABEL.

The general objective of PSPE is the provision of sufficient, reliable and affordable energy for all Rwandans. The specific objective of PSPE is to support the participation of private project developers in the generation and distribution of electricity from renewable energy sources through capacity building and technical assistance.

The project has two areas of focus:

  • Output 1: BRD is able to analyze the viability of project proposals.
  • Output 2: BRD is able to proactively identify a pipeline of potential viable project and assist the private sector to develop them.

PSPE is implemented jointly by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the Belgian Development Agency – ENABEL. Both REF and PSPE project have capacity building components with focus on renewable energy project analysis capability across all stakeholders in the private sectors. To effectively and efficiently implement both REF and PSPE, BRD wants to constitute a database of individual consultants experienced in renewable energy project analysis.

The REF and PSPE Project would like to hire an individual consultant for Consultancy services for Renewable Energy for Pool of Experts who will be aiming of conducting different training postulated by PSPE Project/REF Project. This pool of expert will be database where the trainers will be picked in case there will be a need on the side of PSPE Project or on the side of REF Project as well.

The Development Bank of Rwanda now invite eligible individual consultants to express their interest in providing the services. Interested Individual Consultant must provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the service (resumes/ CVs, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, appropriate skills).

  1. Main outputs:
  • BRD staff and BRD’s stakeholders RE trained in financial modelling for RE
  • BRD staff and BRD’s stakeholders RE trained in feasibility studies interpretation.
  • Identify Bankable projects in Renewable Energy and Training on BRD beneficiaries.

 Duration of the assignment

Successful bidders will be given a two (2) year framework contract. Purchase orders will be issued to implement the framework contract and specify the duration of each specific assignment.

  1. List of required expertise

The individual consultant shall have one of the following expertise:

  • Hydropower Engineer with proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years);
  • Solar Power Engineer with demonstrated experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years);
  • Hydrology or environment Engineer with proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years);
  • Economist or Finance Analyst with proven experience in renewable energy projects feasibility study and knowledge transfer (at least 5 years);
  • Women entrepreneurship expert with proven experience in entrepreneurship gender mainstreaming and women empowerment (at least 5 years).
  1. Selection process

Candidates will be selected using the Selection Based on Consultant’s Specific Qualifications method by assessing Consultant qualification, demonstrated experience.

Interested Consultants are invited to collect from BRD website (www.brd.rw) the full Terms of Reference for this assignment and address their expression of interest with detailed CVs showing how the candidate meet the requirement.

Click below to download the full ToR

For any clarification, please address it to the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Rwanda at the following email addresses: brd@brd.rw copying, o.mbabazi@brd.rw; h.mutijima@brd.rw, gratien.gasaba@enabel.be, e.mateso@brd,rw and a.gakwandi@brd.rw not later than 20/06/2019 at 5:00pm Kigali time.

The expression of interest (CVs well detailed) should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of Development Bank of Rwanda on the following information email addresses mentioned above not later than 25/06/2019 at 5:00pm Kigali time. But for those who expressed their expression of Interest before; their expression of interest will be considered as such unless they need to update their CVs.

Sincerely,

MBABAZI Odeth

Chief Human Capital & Administration Services

RUTABANA Eric

Chief Executive Officer