About RASD Rwanda
Regional Alliance for Sustainable Development (RASD Rwanda; www.rasdrwanda.org) is a local national non- governmental organization whose activities are governed by the Law N° 04/2012 of 17/02/2012, relating to non–governmental organizations (NGOs) in Rwanda.
The vision of RASD Rwanda will establish itself as a cutting-edge organization in healthcare and operational research, capacity building, education, socio-economic programs, environment and rural infrastructure development, and will be recognized for the passion of the people it serves with its development partners in providing quality and innovative interventions in each community.
The mission of RASD Rwanda is establish and nurture sustainable programs in healthcare, operational research, capacity building, education, socio-economic, environment and rural infrastructure development to enhance relevant interventions through local, regional and international partnerships that encourage a culture of sustainable legacy for good governance and development.
RASD Rwanda organizational pillars are built on the following objectives:
1. To develop and strengthen regional partnerships in East African countries and beyond, to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection, malaria and other infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases (specifically cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes) to promote operational research, scientific capacity building through community grassroots based interventions
2. To strengthen programs that aim to promote nutritional status of the most vulnerable societies in Rwanda including but not limited to under 5 years old children, HIV infected persons, asylum seekers and other most vulnerable individuals
3. To develop and strengthen programs to overtime tackle potential epidemiological shift such as those related to non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, heart diseases)
4. To promote and strengthen population changes and dynamics such as population density, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections through research and healthcare interventions mainly targeting the youth and adolescents girls and boys
5. To promote the health and career development of girls and youth through collaborations with parents, guardians and caregivers, for sustainable resource mobilization for primary, secondary and vocational education to promote technology- and competence-based solid foundation for development
6. To develop and strengthen local, regional and international partnerships with institutions such as Universities in clinical and operational research and healthcare programs advancing independent capacity for clinicians and scientists to apply and compete for grants and write scientific manuscripts for publication
7. To develop programs that improve economic opportunities and increase social protection of vulnerable people (e.g. child headed households, HIV-infected individuals, widows and orphans) through income-generating activities and access to microfinance opportunities
8. To initiate and leverage existing programs that foster and strengthen good governance and transparency of public management and strengthening of civil societies
9. To develop and strengthen infrastructural programs that increase networks and economic opportunities for rural communities
10. To enhance environmental management programs (e.g. long-lasting water solutions, waste management & recycling, clean energy and efficiency and efficient supply chain and logistics) for sustainable development