Rural Development Inter-Diocesan Service (RDIS) is registered as a Data Controller under Registration Number 001/0847/1023, after fulfilling registration requirements in accordance with Law No 058/2021 of 13/10/2021 relating to the protection of personal data and privacy. The registration which was obtained on 17th October 2023 after complying with the above said law has been issued by the National Cyber Security Authority, Data Protection and Privacy Office. RDIS is hence authorized to process relevant personal data and determine the means of their processing in the Republic of Rwanda as stipulated by the law.
The celebration and onboarding workshop was held at Hill View Hotel, Rubavu District on 17th to 19th January 2024. It was not only a celebration, but also a communication and training workshop for the new cohort members to acquaint them with TerraFund’s core business processes. This event was prepared for the second cohort of TerraFund for AFR100 champions on land restauration in Rwanda which is composed of 20 organisations (1 for-profit and 19 non-profits among which RDIS is included, with its project “Revitalizing Lake Kivu Basin in Nyamasheke and Rusizi through landscape restoration"). In the event and workshop, the participants got insights from Restoration Champions on their experience with TerraFund and their aspirations for impact in Rwanda, and acquainted with TerraFund’s core business processes.
Richard Madete is a German national who has worked as a consultant or consulting engineer for the Rwanda Rural Development and Inter-diocesan Service (RDIS) for about six years, from July 2017 to November 2023. He was sent by the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) and 'Brot für die Welt' to help RDIS in its mission to support the work of RDIS in various fields of rural development.
During his six years of service, Richard has been involved in many projects and activities that have improved the lives of the rural communities in Rwanda.
Some of the areas that Richard has worked on and made a positive impact include:
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