Press Release

Courtesy visit of g7

The g7+ visits Rwanda to learn the Successful home-grown development trajectory

The g7+ Secretariat delegation, led by Helder da Costa, General Secretary of g7+, will initiate a mission to Kigali, Rwanda from 21 to 23 January 2019, to learn from the country impressive homegrown development solution, through Rwanda Cooperation Initiative (RCI) – a newly set up public company under Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Rwanda country led and country owned development process.

Under the spirit of sharing experiences and cooperation, the three days visit will give the g7+ delegation opportunity to meet with the President of Rwanda, and relevant institutions to learn from their firsthand experience, exchange knowledge and innovative ideas that can be adapted to the g7+ countries context.

The visit is possible with the collaboration of the United Nations Office of South South Cooperation. Within 20 years, according to the World Bank data, Rwanda poverty rate has dropped poverty from 44% to 39%. Rwanda focus on the promotion of entrepreneurship and private sector continues to unfold its steady and consistent development progress that inspire the g7+ in the hope to be replicated in g7+ member countries that experience protracted conflict and violence and some of which situated in same region and shared similar culture and tradition.  END.

Helche Silvester

Communication and Media Officer

The g7+ Headquarters, Dili, Timor-Leste

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About the g7+

The g7+ is an intergovernmental organisation of countries affected by conflict and fragility that share lessons on peacebuilding and statebuilding. The g7+ member countries are Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Union Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome e Principe, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Timor-Leste and Yemen. Sierra Leone is the current chair country of the g7+ and the permanent Headquarters is based in Dili, Timor-Leste and recently opened the g7+ European Hub in Lisbon, Portugal. The primary role of the g7+ secretariat is to provide advice, coordination and assistance in implementing g7+ work priorities.