28 December 2017

NISR conducted the second meeting of BIG DATA technical team

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) organised a second Big Data and Analytics Technical Committee meeting on 20th December 2017 with PhD students in Data Science at University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economy.


21 September 2017

NISR seeks to build a convenient environment for big data analytics in Rwanda

Four months after the cabinet approved the Data revolution policy, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) initiated discussions with stakeholders to discuss how this policy will be implemented to boost the use of other sources that may generate statistics for evidence based decision making.


20 September 2017

NISR is partnering with UK Office for National statistics to strengthen data revolution and big data in Rwanda

Mr. Ivan MURENZI, Deputy Director General (in the middle), and Kenny Osborne, Deputy Head of DFID-Rwanda (on the left hand side) discussing the partnership

In September 2017, a Delegation from UK Office for National Statistics (UK-ONS) had a second visit to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) to discuss with various stakeholders on the journey of developing and strengthening data revolution and big data in Rwanda and how the two National statistics Offices can collaborate around this new area, not only in Rwanda, but also globally.


12 September 2017

Life is all about setting goals: Josiah's story

Article  by Yumi Matsuda, UNICEF Rwanda Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Veronica Houser, UNICEF Rwanda Communications Consultant; Jean-Claude Nyirimanzi, NISR Team Leader, Research, Publication and Documentation; Ruben Muhayiteto, NISR Data Portals Management Officer, 17 July 2017

JOSIAH’S STORY


12 September 2017

Visualizing data – Kamugisha harnesses the power of infographics

Article  by Yumi Matsuda, UNICEF Rwanda Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Veronica Houser, UNICEF Rwanda Communications Consultant; Jean-Claude Nyirimanzi, NISR Team Leader, Research, Publication and Documentation; Ruben Muhayiteto, NISR Data Portals Management Officer, 17 July 2017

“When I graduated from university, this laptop was my only possession,” Kamugisha said, displaying it proudly. Kamugisha Marius, a young Rwandan entrepreneur, received the laptop when he won the prestigious Infographics Competition.


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