As it does every year, the Joint Action Development Forum (JADF) has organized an exhibition to showcase the activities and achievements of various partner organizations dedicated to the development and empowerment of local communities. The open day also aims to highlight the initiatives and successes of various partner organizations dedicated to the development and emancipation of local communities.

Muhanga, one of the districts in Rwanda’s southern province, is hosting this open day from June 3 to 7, 2024.

Among the participants is the Forum pour la Mémoire Vigilante, a national NGO active in peace education and humanitarian assistance for impoverished populations in the refugee, displaced, repatriated/returned and immigrant communities most vulnerable as a result of crime or social conflict, as well as natural disasters.

In the field of energy and environment, FMV has introduced a clean cooking model, a solar biomass stove locally  named “TEKA NEZA STOVE”.  This is a sustainable cooking device that combines the use of solar energy and biomass fuel to offer an efficient and environmentally friendly cooking solution.

This is a great opportunity for the Forum pour la Mémoire Vigilante to present its achievements, missions, values and objectives in the context of the well-being of its target population.

In line with the “JADF” vision of presenting achievements from 2023 to 2024, the FMV’s stand showcases activities in the fields of education for refugee children, peace education, mental health, human rights, community economic recovery, energy and the environment, cultural and entertainment activities, and more.

FMV’s legal representative, Mr Ferdinand Ndayiragije, can’t believe it.

He hails the JADF event as a good opportunity to show the world and potential partners the organization’s activities and projects.

“The open day is very important for us. Partners meet and get to know each other better, and contacts are multiplied. The JADF event is also a good opportunity to showcase the organization’s many activities and projects to the world and to potential partners”, he points out.

The district of Muhanga awarded a certificate of participation to FMV, in recognition of its contribution to the well-being of the district’s population.

The open day was officially launched on Tuesday by the Vice-Mayor of Muhanga District in charge of socio-economic affairs, Mr Eric Bizimana.

He praised the activities carried out by such NGOs for the well-being of the population. The Muhanga district also intends to support FMV as he said in the UMUSEKE newspaper.

FMV, based in Muhanga, operates throughout the country. In education, it currently supports around fifty children in the Districts of Muhanga, Huye, Nyarugenge and Musanze. FMV covers school fees and materials.  This NGO would like to extend its list especially as the needy are more numerous.

Established in Rwanda since 2017, le Forum pour la Mémoire Vigilante (FMV) is an organization under Rwandan law, based on the values of Memory, Education and Prevention. FMV is a partner of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, an American NGO founded in 1999 and the only global network of Sites of Conscience present in over 65 countries including Rwanda. Among others partners are “Spirit In Action” (an NGO based in California), “Burundian Community of Texas” (an American NGO), “Flaming Chalice International” (a Canadian NGO) and “Burundi Mémoire Commune Avenir Commun” (a French NGO), various activities have been carried out in partnership with them and many results achieved.

Sixty-four members and/or organizations were expected to take part in the five-day exhibition of services. However, the event organizers reported that 54 were able to take part in the open day. In their view, it was also an opportunity to exchange experience and win new partners.

JADF (Joint Action Development Forum) is itself a multi-stakeholder platform made up of representatives from the public, private and civil sectors.

It was set up to facilitate and promote full citizen participation in decentralized and participatory governance, and to improve service delivery processes in Rwanda.

The Rwanda Governance Board is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities of the Joint Action Development Forum.


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