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Forest and Landscape Investment Forum

By | May 15th, 2017|announcement, Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF) Unleashing Business Opportunities for Sustainable Landscapes Kigali, Rwanda, 16 - 17 May 2017 Targeting project developers and business champions from East Africa and investors from all over the world, FAO’s Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) and partners will convene the inaugural Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF) in [...]

BRD, USAID to increase agriculture financing

By | February 10th, 2017|announcement, Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth project (PSDAG) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to increase agriculture financing. Through the agreement, BRD has reserved about Rwf 140 billion for loans to finance agricultural mechanization, modernization, and processing technologies. [...]

BRD to scale up rural electrification

By | February 10th, 2017|announcement, Blogs, latest-news, press-release, Uncategorized|

Officials from the ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) have announced that the renewable energy fund project is nearing completion and will enable the Rwandan government achieve its goal of universal access to energy. The programme of scaling up rural electrification is implemented by the Rwanda Development Bank (BRD). Robert Nyamvumba, the director of the Energy Division [...]

Development Bank of Rwanda investing in the energy sector

By | September 23rd, 2016|Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

Access to reliable and affordable energy remains a considerable challenge in Rwanda. For Rwanda’s private sector to be competitive, the energy issue must be addressed as a crosscutting driver for economic growth. According to Dr. Livingstone Byamungu, the Chief Investment Officer at the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD), “availability of sufficient energy is important for [...]

AFRACA conference kicks off with experts debating best practices for rural and agriculture financing

By | August 4th, 2016|Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

Efforts to extend more credit facilities to the rural agricultural sector have taken center stage of the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) conference organized together with the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) that kicked off at the Kigali Marriott Hotel on August 1, 2016. Alex Kanyankole, the Chief Executive Officer of BRD, in [...]

BRD in partnership with MINAGRI and Access to Finance to host AFRACA conference

By | July 29th, 2016|latest-news, press-release|

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) will host an International Conference on Best Practices in Rural and Agricultural Finance organized by the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) from 1st to 3rd August 2016 at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. Speaking [...]

BRD in partnership with African Solidarity Fund (FSA)

By | June 27th, 2016|latest-news, press-release|

Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with multilateral financial guarantee institution, the African Solidarity Fund (FSA) In August 2, 2013 with an aim of enhancing cooperation in the areas of common interest, particularly in terms of financing medium and long term especially for SMEs. This Framework Agreement was in line with [...]

Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) secures $15m facility from BADEA to increase its lending capacity to the private sector

By | June 12th, 2016|latest-news, press-release|

Khartoum (Sudan), 12th June 2016 – The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has entered into a US$15 million facility agreement with the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to boost the Bank’s lending to the private sector. The signing ceremony was held on Sunday 12th June 2016 in Khartoum (Sudan) at BADEA’s headquarter. [...]

BRD awarded among the best performing DFIs in Africa

By | May 24th, 2016|latest-news, press-release|

BRD awarded among the best performing DFIs in Africa Lusaka May 24, 2016 – Lusaka Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has been recognized among the top 10 best performing development finance institutions (DFIs) in Africa at the ongoing 42nd Ordinary General Assembly meeting of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) in Lusaka, Republic [...]

BRD supports housing development in secondary cities

By | March 17th, 2016|latest-news, press-release|

Getting an affordable house outside Kigali will soon be realizable after the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) partnered with Pearl Estates, a real estate company to put up housing units in Musanze district - one of the six secondary cities in Rwanda. With the first 14 units already complete in Musanze district in the Northern [...]