Innovation for Education - Rwanda

Innovation for Education is an opportunity to test new ideas to improve the quality of education in Rwanda

What will we do?

Innovation for Education is an opportunity to test new ideas to improve the quality of education in Rwanda. The aim is to demonstrate effective and equitable ways of improving children’s learning. Civil society and the private sector will be supported to pilot innovative projects with the potential for scale up by government.

How will we do it?

Innovation for Education will be funded by the UK Department for International Development and implemented in partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Education. Innovation in Education aims to identify successful ways of improving the quality of education within six thematic areas. Each of these themes will have a funding ‘window’ and organisations are invited to address one or more within their projects;

  • accountability and empowerment
  • inclusive education
  • climate change and environment
  • effective teaching and learning
  • skills development
  • use of appropriate technologies in education.

Applications may be made by NGOs, faith-based organisations, the private sector, foundations or consortia. Projects must be able to:

  • demonstrate that they are genuinely innovative
  • generate evidence to demonstrate impact on the quality of education
  • be replicable by the Government of Rwanda
  • be cost effective with the potential for national scale up.
  • funding of between £50,000 and £800,000 will be awarded for projects lasting approximately two years and are expected to commence in December 2012.

The call for Expressions of Interest opens on 4 September 2012 for two weeks only. If you are an eligible organisation and interested in applying, please contact the Fund Manager now for more information.


The Fund Manager for Innovation for Education, Mott MacDonald Ltd, is based at the Ministry of Education in Kigali. Tel: +250 (0)7863 40061 or email:

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