15th Umushyikirano

Umushyikirano is a forum for national dialogue provided for by the Constitution where Rwandans gather to assess issues related to the state of the nation, functioning of the decentralized structures, and national unity. Over the past 15 years, Umushyikirano has made important contributions to national building. Transformational ideas that have come out of Umushyikirano include Umwalimu SACCO, Abunzi (mediation committees) and Girinka.

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2017

14th Umushyikirano

The 14th National Dialogue Council As part of efforts to reconstruct Rwanda and nurture a shared national identity, the Government of Rwanda drew on aspects of Rwandan culture and traditional practices to enrich and adapt its development programs to the country’s needs and context. The result is a set of Home Grown Solutions - culturally owned practices translated into sustainable development programs. One of these Home Grown Solutions is Umushyikirano.

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2016

13th Umushyikirano

The 13th National Dialogue Council convend following the Constitutional Referendum that marked renewed self-determination of the people of Rwanda to shape their destiny. It has provided an opportunity for Rwandans to articulate their choices for the future they want, towards the achievement of globally endorsed goals.

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2015

12th Umushyikirano

The proposed topics for Umushyikirano 2014 aim to highlight the progress made towards Vision 2020 and the steps needed to safeguard these achievements. The topics will also highlight the challenges Rwanda faces and stimulate discussion about the solutions and the strategies needed to reach the country’s desired pace of development.

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2014

11th Umushyikirano

The 11th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “The Rwandan Spirit: Foundation for Sustainable Development”. Around 1100 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2013

10th Umushyikirano

The 10th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “Agaciro: Aiming for self reliance”. Around 1000 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2012

9th Umushyikirano

The 9th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “Strive for our dignity, together we pitch for rapid development”. Around 1000 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2011

8th Umushyikirano

The 8th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “Our responsibility is delivering quality service”. Around 950 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2010

7th Umushyikirano

The 7th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “Let us do more valuable and sustainable work”. Around 900 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2009

6th Umushyikirano

The 6th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “Let us do more valuable and sustainable work”. Around 900 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2008

5th Umushyikirano

The 5th National Dialogue Council was attended by 940 people including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad. From the discussions that took place, a total of 24 resolutions were passed.

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2007

4th Umushyikirano

The 4th National Dialogue Council was held under the theme “Enhance the national economy even further, as a springboard to adress other problems facing the country ”. Around 940 people attended the event including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2006

3rd Umushyikirano

The 3rd National Dialogue Council was attending by 800 participants from government, members of parliament, civil society, the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2005

2nd Umushyikirano

The 2nd National Dialogue Council was attended by around 860 people including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and civil society as well as Rwandans from all walks of life including those living abroad.

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2004

1st Umushyikirano

The 1st National Dialogue Council was attended by around 800 people including leaders from government, representatives from the private sector and Rwandans from all walks of life, including those living abroad.

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2003