AMI and Rwanda Cooperative Agency partner to provide business training to cooperatives in Rwanda

12th January 2021

The African Management Institute (AMI) and the Rwanda Cooperative Agency have signed an agreement to offer practical tools and strategies to financial and non-financial cooperatives in Rwanda to help them adapt rapidly to the unexpected challenges brought about by COVID-19.

Under the agreement, cooperatives will participate in AMI’s Virtual Business Survival Bootcamp and Survive to Thrive programme available in both Kinyarwanda and English. The programmes are designed to sharpen business skills and support cooperatives to sustain their businesses while identifying new opportunities for development.

The partnership will ensure that members of both financial and non-financial cooperatives have free access to AMI’s extensive online learning platforms. The programmes will focus on cash flow forecasting, scenario planning and organisational risk assessment, leading during uncertain times, identifying opportunities and new customer segments along with personal and business habits for growth.

As a result of the pandemic, businesses have been hit hard. AMI has therefore designed new learning materials that will provide participants with the skills, tools and strategies to overcome the present challenges and use the current opportunities.

Cooperatives in Rwanda interested in taking up this opportunity can contact the Rwanda Cooperative Agency at info@rca.gov.rw.

 About African Management Institute (AMI)

AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive, through practical tools and training. We equip entrepreneurs with tools to build their business, help companies train their teams and run work readiness programmes for young people starting their careers. AMI’s programmes combine online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice and support. During the COVID-19 period, AMI is delivering fully virtual programming across the continent.

AMI has worked with a range of businesses and organisations to support entrepreneurs and managers build and grow their businesses across Africa including Uber, Nestle, Radisson Blu, Mastercard Foundation, USAID, Shell Foundation and Equity Bank. AMI has directly trained over 30,000 people in over 30 countries.

AMI has offices in Nairobi-Kenya, Kigali-Rwanda, and Johannesburg-South Africa.

For more information on AMI visit: www.africanmanagers.org

About Rwanda Cooperative Agency

Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) is a public institution in charge of registering, regulating and promoting Cooperatives in Rwanda. Its main vision is to promote an autonomous and economically viable cooperative movement founded on cooperative values and principles and is able to enhance social integration and uplift the standard of living of its members.

Rwanda Cooperative Agency has a variety of responsibilities such as implementing government policy in matters relating to cooperative organizations; promoting the cooperative organizations sector; assisting cooperative organizations in their capacity building through training and seminars of its members and employees; promoting business entrepreneurship in the cooperative organizations sector; encouraging the cooperative movement to take advantage of investment opportunities at national, regional and international levels; and many others.

For more information and inquiries, reach us on info@rca.gov.rw. You can also visit our social media pages: Twitter: @RCARwanda and Facebook: Rwanda Cooperative Agency and RCA website on: www.rca.gov.rw


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