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The Development Bank of Rwanda Joins the SME Finance Forum to Promote SMEs Growth and Innovation

By | October 18th, 2019|Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

Washington, D.C., October 16th, 2019 – The Development Bank of Rwanda became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need financing to invest, grow [...]

Public Announcement

By | January 23rd, 2019|announcement, Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

BRD wishes to inform its esteemed Clients and general Public, that the story published by the The East African is factually incorrect and calls on readers to consider it as false, inaccurate and misleading. No such decision has been taken by the Management of BRD. We have formally contacted the The East African Editorial Management [...]

Eric Rutabana appointed CEO of the Development Bank Of Rwanda (BRD)

By | December 8th, 2017|Blogs, latest-news, press-release|

Appointment takes immediate effect. Kigali, December 7, 2017 – The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) announces that the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Eric RUTABANA as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Mr. Alex KANYANKOLE who has served the bank since July 2013. While announcing the new appointment, the Chairman of BRD Board [...]

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 [...]