e-Course: Doing Business in Rwanda

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda. Kigali.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Rwanda (Central Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Kigali
  3. Rwandan Economy
  4. International Trade of Rwanda
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Rwanda
    1. Infrastructure
    2. Agriculture
    3. Energy
    4. Tourism
    5. Information and Communication Technology
    6. Mining
    7. Financial Services
    8. Property (real estate) and Construction
    9. Manufacturing
  6. Case Study: Bralirwa
  7. Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
  8. Access to the Rwandan Market
  9. Business Plan for Rwanda

The aims of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Rwanda” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Rwandan economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Rwanda
  3. To explore Rwandan trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Rwandan Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Rwandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Rwandan Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Rwanda” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business
  2. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  3. Courses: East Africa, Central Africa
  4. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Africa

E-learning Doctorates and Masters in International Business

Recommendations for the Rwandese students

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Rwanda Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Ruanda Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Ruanda

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Course / Subject (Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda).

The Republic of Rwanda is the most densely populated African Country.

  1. The Republic of Rwanda is a poor rural nation with 90% of the population working in agriculture
  2. Rwanda is the most densely populated nation in Africa and is landlocked with few natural resources and small industry
  3. The Genocide (1994) shocked the economy of Rwanda and his population
  4. Capital: Kigali (1 Million people): one of the African safest cities
  5. The largest Rwandan cities are Kigali, Butare, Gisenyi and Gitarama
  6. Rwanda is landlocked country
  7. The official languages of Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Kiswahili
  8. Independence: 1962 (Belgium)
  9. Rwandan population: 12 million people
  10. Area: 26,338 square kilometres
  11. Borders or the Republic of Rwanda: Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania

More information: Rwanda (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Kigali
  2. Butare
  3. Gisenyi
  4. Transport and Logistics in Rwanda
  5. History of Rwanda

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Rwanda.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity:
    1. Catholicism (4.7 million)
    2. Protestants (4 million, 43% of Rwandan population).

Rwanda belongs to the Central African Economic Area and the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Rwanda International Trade

Rwandan Economy:

Rwanda: a landlocked poor rural country.

  1. Rwandan GDP growth: 7%
  2. GDP per capita: USD 644
  3. Rwandan Agriculture sector: 90% of labour force
  4. service sector: 45% of GDP
  5. Rwandan Industry: 15% of GDP
  6. The most Rwandan dynamic sector are Construction and property (real estate)
  7. Inflation: 4.4%
  8. Top Rwandan export products: tea and coffee, minerals
  9. Trade with East African Community (EAC) countries: 35% of total exports
  10. Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
  11. The favourable terms of the international trade and inflows of aid and foreign direct investment have aided and stimulated the Rwandan economy considerably over the last decade. The substantial growth was from an increase in cereal products production (maize and wheat)

International Trade of Rwanda

Exports of Rwanda continue to remain small enough compared to the average of Central Africa and mainly stand for the two largest cash crops, tea, and coffee and, recently, mineral products.

Nearest ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa
  2. Port of Dar Es Salaam

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Central Corridor
  2. Northern Corridor

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Rwanda has preferential access to

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. East African Community (EAC)
  4. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  5. Generalised System of Preferences (European Union)
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  7. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  8. AGOA United States Rwanda
  9. East African Community-US

Rwanda is a member of...

  1. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. African Union (AU)
  7. Nile Basin Initiative
  8. Forum Africa (Rwanda) China
  9. Forum Africa (Rwanda) India
  10. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  11. UNCTAD
  12. World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Samples - Business in Rwanda

COMESA Custom Union

East African Community (EAC), Master

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (Course)

Central Corridor (Tanzania, DR Congo)

African Northern Corridor (Course)

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