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Posted 10 May 2017 at 03:36

Awareness workshop on the Dutch ''Private Sector Development'' instruments

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda organised a half day ‘’Public Sector Development Instruments awareness workshop’’ which was held on Thursday, 04th May 2017.

The workshop took place at Umubano Hotel and was meant for the private sector stakeholders who are in the agriculture, water, infrastructure & energy sectors. More than 90 stakeholders participated, drawn from the private sector, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, government institution, knowledge institutes & a few NGOs.

Dutch financial instruments which were shared are facilities that aim to stimulate cross-border cooperation and economic development between Dutch entrepreneurs and Rwandan entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this workshop was to share information on 8 specific Dutch instruments currently available and open for agriculture and other business sectors.

The Dutch financial Instruments that were shared are:

  • Facility for sustainable entrepreneurship and food security (FDOV)
  • Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)
  • Geodata for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW)
  • Dutch Good Growth Fund
  • Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE)
  • Develop to Build (D2B)
  • PUM
  • CBI

More information on these instruments can be obtained here: //

During the workshop, Mrs Carian Emeka - Agricultural Counselor at the Dutch Embassy and Mr Ton Negenman - First Embassy Secretary Economics Affairs, Food Security and PSD , presented the information on the 8 available instruments, and participants were allowed to ask questions after each presentation. 

In his closing remarks, Mr. Ton Negenman thanked everyone who participated and congratulated AgriProFocus for a great job in inviting all the participants. He informed everyone the upcoming RVO mission to Rwanda. The RVO team will visit Rwanda and have a meeting with potential applicants on the 17th May 2017.

All participants were promised to be shared a concept note to be filled out (specifying the instrument of their interest and summary of their project) and sent back to AgriProFocus not later than Monday 8th May 2017.

A selection of who will meet the RVO team on the 17th May, will be done by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Mr Ton Negenman requested every interested company to send the concept note before the deadline.

You can read more about RVO here: