The National Institute of Statistical Rwanda (NISR) marked a significant moment in its journey towards innovation and technological advancement as the institution's Board of Directors (BoDs) convened for their ordinary session on October 5, 2023. The meeting was not just about reviewing reports and discussing strategies; it was an opportunity for the BoDs to witness firsthand the fruits of their approval, particularly the establishment of the Data Revolution and Big Data Unit.

Accompanied by NISR's top management, the board members embarked on a comprehensive tour of the institution's key infrastructure, delving into the heart of the Data Revolution and Big Data Unit. The tour showcased NISR's commitment to harnessing the power of data and technology for the betterment of society.

The centerpiece of the visit was the Big Data lab, a hub of innovation and analysis where data-driven insights are born. It is here that NISR's dedicated teams work tirelessly to unlock the potential of data in ways that were previously unimaginable. The board members were given a glimpse into the cutting-edge technology and methodologies that underpin this vital resource.

Standard training rooms were also on display, highlighting NISR's dedication to capacity building. These rooms are where professionals and data enthusiasts receive training, equipping them with the skills needed to navigate the complex world of big data and data revolution.

The tour extended to ongoing and planned projects within the Big Data and Data Revolution Units, offering a glimpse into the future of data-driven solutions. These projects exemplify NISR's forward-thinking approach and its commitment to staying at the forefront of data-related developments.

What truly stood out, however, was the feedback from the governing body members themselves. The BoDs expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the remarkable work accomplished by the dedicated teams and NISR's management. Their recognition serves as a testament to the institution's unwavering commitment to excellence in the realm of data and technology.

The visit and the board's appreciation underscore NISR's position as a pioneer in the field of data-driven innovation. It reaffirms the institution's mission to provide accurate and timely statistical information, but also to leverage the power of data for societal progress. With the ongoing support and encouragement of its governing body, NISR is poised to continue its journey towards a data-driven future, where insights gleaned from data revolutionize decision-making and drive positive change in society.
NISR/ Communication Officer