28 November 2023

University Hackathon Competition Spurs Creativity On Rwanda's Big Data Market

Several dozens of innovative ideas are being showcased by university students at the “Big Data Hackathon” competition to spur creativity in statistical ingenuity at Musanze district, Northern Rwanda.

The competition organized by NISR focus on only on coding and creating visualizations but also; it aims at empowering the future leaders with statistical prowess.

20 November 2023

NISR and stakeholders empowering Journalists for Gender Data Reporting

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) have joined forces in a groundbreaking initiative aimed at fostering statistical literacy and empowering journalists in the realm of gender-sensitive storytelling.

With a focus on harnessing the potential of data, this five-day training session, which opened Monday on November 2023 in Bugesera District, marks a pivotal step toward amplifying the impact of gender disaggregated data in media narratives.

16 November 2023

NISR enhancing statistical literacy among youth to empower leaders of tomorrow

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) in collaboration with UNICEF has embarked on right path to promote data literacy among youth through the "Reading Data with Children and Youth" initiative.

13 November 2023

NISR launches recruitment drive for Rwanda’s Fifth Establishment Census

In a significant step towards conducting the highly anticipated fifth Establishment Census, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) launched Monday the recruitment of enumerators, marking the commencement of a vital phase in this ambitious data-gathering effort.

Enumerators play a pivotal role in the success of any census, as they are the frontline data collectors who interact with businesses and enterprises across the country. Their dedication and professionalism are essential in ensuring that the Census results are accurate, reliable, and comprehensive.

03 November 2023

UN Datathon 2023: NISR Hosts a Global Data Competition with Participants from Nine Nations

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has taken center stage in the world of data science by hosting the United Nations Datathon 2023, as well as serving as the home to the UN Big Data Regional Hub for Africa. This prestigious event has drawn over 400 teams, each consisting of 3 to 5 members, from across the globe. The NISR site proudly hosts six diverse teams, representing participants from nine different nationalities, including Namibia, Comoros, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, and, of course, Rwanda.