IFCD Project Proposal

Project Title
Cultural complementarity promotion through women integration in cultural and creative businesses developement

Project ID: 2016 - 7587

Country: Rwanda

Date of submission: 14/6/2016

Name of applicant
Prosperity Rwanda

Type of applicant
NGO

Amount requested in USD
100 000.00

Beneficiary Countries

Status

Submitted

Non pre-selected

Final Score
Expert 1 Expert 2 Total
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Funds Allocated in USD
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Cultural complementarity promotion through women integration in cultural and creative businesses developement

Title of project: 
Cultural complementarity promotion through women integration in cultural and creative businesses developement
Amount requested in US$: 
100000.00
Name of applicant: 
Prosperity Rwanda
Type of applicant: 
NGO
Country: 
Rwanda
Beneficiary country(ies): 
Date: 
21/4/2016
4.1 Length of the project: 
5/7/2016 to 5/6/2017
Short-term objectives of the project: 
- To encourage and mobilize 300 Rwandan talented women to join this sector of creative industry - To build capacity of 100 Rwandan Women through training and start up financial support on a basis of business competition for them to be actively involved in creative industry - Support 100 Rwandan women in promoting and developing their creations by linking them to experienced regional and international artists - Set up a multicultural space of creative cultural art exhibition (Cultural embassy)
Title: 
Mr
Full Name of the representative of the applicant as Signature: 
RUKUNDO ROGERS
Long-term objectives of the project: 
- To make creative arts be a lucrative source for 200 talented Rwandan women - To encourage and help the Rwandan women to maintain her cultural value as Rwandan mother operating in an environment of technology and modernity.
4.2 Brief summary of the project: 
Direct Beneficiaries: 300 young women gathered in cooperatives Description: Our Project is about training Rwandan young women, sensitizing them all about cultural creative industry and how it can be a sustainable source of income with respect to our women cultural values. We bring back what was “Urubohero” and expanding it, we are keeping the cultural part where girls were taught all about how a girl should behave, while adding other values of cultural creative industry that are useful in the modern society. Objectives Our main objective is to let women be integrated in creative industry without losing Rwandan mother’s cultural values. Through this action, we plan - To encourage and mobilize 300 Rwandan young women to join this sector of creative industry - To build capacity for 100 Rwandan talented Women through training and start up financial support for them to be actively involved in creative industry - To support 100 Rwandan women in promoting and developing their creations by linking them to experienced regional and international artists - To make creative arts be a new lucrative opportunity for Rwandan women in general - To encourage the Rwandan women to keep her cultural values as a rwandan mother in an environment of technology and modernity. 3. Indicators - 300 young women mobilized - 100 young women trained and gathered in cooperatives - 100 young women working in this field - 5 cooperatives supported financially and sailing cultural creative goods and linked to regional and international markets and more experienced artist in their respective fields. 4. Means of verification - # of women mobilized - # of women trained - # of operational businesses - # of jobs created 5. Location(s) Kicukiro District-Kigali City- Rwanda
Family name: 
RUKUNDO
4.3 Local context and complementarity of the project with other regional, national and local policies/ measures/ programmes/ projects: 
All around the world, the creative and cultural economy is talked about as an important and growing part of the global economy. The term refers to the socio-economic potential of activities that trade with creativity, knowledge and information. Governments and creative sectors across the world are increasingly recognizing its importance as a generator of jobs, wealth and cultural engagement. The creative industry in Rwanda has of recent grown in terms of the number of participating entrepreneurs as well as its contribution to the economy. In Kigali, there are creative collaboration spaces, such as Innovation Village and The Office as well as vibrant arts festivals such as the Rwanda Film Festival and the Kigali Up Music Festival, among others. However, more incentives are needed to boost the creative industry to make it as lucrative as it should be: Creative industry is one of the strategies that have to be developed by giving direction related to: - Develop and implement innovative program for the promotion of creative arts - Initiate and implement capacity building programs for different stakeholders in arts. - Put in place forum of the different stakeholders in arts to continually exchange ideas on arts development. It is in this context that Prosperity Rwanda would like to create a space (cultures embassy) where people from different cultures will express their potentials in creative arts with a particular attention given to the involvement the important part of the development stakeholders (women). Through this action, 300 young talented women will be mobilized and trained 100 of them will be technically and financially assisted in their cultural creative businesses by linking them to potential regional and international trough partnership
3. Rwanda’s creative industry is set to receive a boost from Sweden under a new programme which seeks to see members of the industry from the two countries mutually benefit from each other. The Sweden@Rwanda is a co-creation programme for Swedish and Rwandan entrepreneurs in the creative industries. Through informal and interactive discussions, work laboratories and a cross-disciplinary approach, the Sweden@Rwanda forum will highlight innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship as a driver for sustainable development. It will also focus on the possibilities in Rwanda and Sweden rather than the difficulties, the aim being to create something greater by using each other’s resources and expertise. Rwanda has joined the rest of the countries in the East African Community by carrying out a survey on cultural and creative industries. The survey has been done and completed like in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The study has been undertaken by the Ministry of Sports and Culture, the Ministry of East African Community Affairs and the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda. To these institutions has been adjoined the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC). The study collected information on Culture and Creative Industries especially in the areas of products and operators, productive/economic activity, statistics, marketing and domain specific information. The Ministry is encouraging local government, private Sector and Civil society to implement its policy and develop creative industry sector. It is in this context, that prosperity Rwanda has initiated this action so to encourage Rwandan women operating in an environment of technologies and modernity to keep their Rwandan cultural values while taking benefits from this complexity of technologies and modernity through cultural and creative businesses
Given name: 
ROGERS
Position: 
LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE
Address: 
Kicukiro District - Kigali City
Promotion of gender equality: 
Yes
Postcode: 
PO.BOX:1808
Town: 
Kigali
Please explain: 
This action comes as a way of gender promotion in this domain occupied mainly by men for long time. As women have been integrated in politics, governance, education..., we would see women promoting this area of cultural and creative business .
Empowerment of youth: 
Yes
Country: 
Rwanda
Please explain: 
Our beneficiaries are young women aged between 20-35 years old.
Telephone: 
Phone: +250788659022
Email: 
nivalence@gmail.com; kamanayohugo@gmail.com
Promotion of South-South/North-South-South cooperation: 
Yes
Please explain: 
By this action, we would like to give a particular attention to partnership with regional and international institutions (private, public, NGOs..) for a sustainable development of this domain
Date of establishment of entity / organization: 
28/3/2016
Participation of various social groups in the areas of intervention of the IFCD: 
Yes
Name: 
KAMANZI Ayman
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Project Coordinator
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Bachelor degree in Business Information Communication Technology
Name: 
Charles Simba
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
In charge of training and capacity building
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Award: Advanced diploma in electromechanical engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Telecommunication engineering,Master of Science in Engineering electrical & Computer
Name: 
KAMANAYO Hugo
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
In charge of partenership and advocacy
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Bachelor Degree in ICT
Place of establishment of entity/organization: 
Kicukiro District - Kigali City -Rwanda
Please explain: 
The success and the sustainability of this action relies on the intervention of different groups: - The community(beneficiaries) - Public institutions like Ministry of Sports and culture) - NGO like Prosperity Rwanda - Private companies
Main mission of applicant: 
To contribute efficiently in building a nation by transforming youth and women with knowledge, capability and mindset based economy, social and cultural in order to achieve self-reliance, whose transformation will change the lives of generation to come in individual security and development.
Result: 
RESULT 2
Description: 
Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship are initiated
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 2.1
Description: 
Women mobilized and trained for cultural and creative businesses
Implementation Schedule: 
5/7/2016 to 31/12/2016
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
300 women mobilized 100 women trained
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
# of women mobilized # of women trained
Location(s): 
Kicukiro District-Kigali City
Direct Beneficiaries: 
300 women aged between 20-35 years old
Indirect Beneficaries: 
400 dependent of these direct beneficiaries among them 149 males and 251 females
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 2.2
Description: 
Cooperatives created and technically and financially supported for the development of their cultural and creative businesses on the basis of business competition
Implementation Schedule: 
5/12/2016 to 31/12/2016
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
- 5 cooperatives grouping 100 women are created - 5 cultural and creative businesses are supported to develop
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
- # of the created and operational cooperatives - # of members of these cooperatives - # of operational new businesses - A mount of money allocated to each cooperative
Location(s): 
Kicukiro District-Kgali City
Direct Beneficiaries: 
100 trained women grouped in 5 cooperatives
Indirect Beneficaries: 
400 dependent of these directbeneficiaries among them 149 males and 251 females
Result: 
RESULT 3
Description: 
National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 3.1
Description: 
Cooperatives are connected to local, regional and international operators from different cultures for exchanging experience and practice so to ameliorate their own businesses
Implementation Schedule: 
31/12/2016 to 5/6/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
- 5 cooperatives partnering with local and foreign operators
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
# of cooperatives in partnership it other operators # of MoU of partnership signed between different stakehlders
Location(s): 
Kicukiro District-Kigali City
Direct Beneficiaries: 
100 women grouped in 5 cooperatives
Indirect Beneficaries: 
400 dependent of these direct beneficiaries among them 149 males and 251 females
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 3.2
Description: 
Learning trip organized for beneficiaries to get experience from other operators a be in contact with markets
Implementation Schedule: 
6/3/2017 to 10/3/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
5 cooperative leaders accompanied by 1 staff of Prosperity Rwanda
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
# of people who traveled for this trip
Location(s): 
From Kigali to Europe
Direct Beneficiaries: 
5 people from cooperatives 1 person from Prosperity Rwanda
Indirect Beneficaries: 
100 members of the cooperatives
Main activities of applicant: 
• To upraise the standards of living of people, most especially the youth and women through innovation creativity and vocational skills • To promote partnership among youth and women from different background and different culture in order to exchange knowledge, experience and solutions • To fight against Gender Based Violence in Rwanda most especially in School Communities where young girls always become victims of sexual harassment and much more likely than elderly. • To restore hope among the vulnerable youth and women through capacity building and mindset based on their economy and development.
Sustainability: 

Sustainability in projects should be considered in relation to ongoing results, effects and outcomes of the project. Sustainability is about:

  1. Building relationships on an on-going basis – through communication, building trust, reciprocity and showing commitment;
  2. Developing diverse funding sources – including grants, fees for services, volunteers, donations, active fundraising campaigns, etc.;
  3. Being flexible – capacity to accommodate change by incorporating on-going evaluation into project evaluation.
What measures/steps will you put in place to ensure that your project long-term objectives can be met? : 
For this action be a success we need to: - Establish a strong partnership with other institution be it national, regional and international starting with the Ministry of Sports and Culture and other stakeholders in cultural area. - Associate financial institutions for getting more funds to develop these cultural creative businesses - Community mobilization so to arise the awareness about the utility of the business
What measures/steps will you take to follow up with the beneficiaries of the project after its completion?: 
- A permanent staff appointed to this project - Involvement of the beneficiaries in follow up. A kind of mutual control - Associate local authorities and financial institutions to the follow up of the businesses - Establish a framework of permanent consultation between beneficiaries, local authorities, financial institutions and Prosperity rwanda
Total funding requested from the IFCD (not exceeding US$ 100,000): 
$100000.00
Total co/self-funding income: 
$42900.00
Total project cost: 
142900.00
Source: 
Description: 
30% of the staff salaries are covered by the applicant organization since their were already working for the organization for other purpose
Amount: 
$9000.00
Status of funding: 
To become avaliable
Source: 
Description: 
Some of the expenditures are covered by the applicant organization or its habitual partners
Kind: 
- Advocacy made by the applicant organization and the Ministry of Sports and Culture - Office and training rooms provided by the applicant through its partnership with the ministry of sports and Culture - Supplies provided by the applicant organization since it is already operational
9.1 Previous funding from the IFCD: 
Title of the project: 
None
Amount of funding: 
Period: 
9.2 Previous funding from UNESCO for similar or related projects (either from UNESCO Headquarters, a Field Office or an Institute) to implement project(s) similar to or related to the project that you are currently proposing: 
Title of the project: 
None
Amount of funding: 
Period: 
Are you currently applying for other UNESCO funds?: 
No
Please provide details: 
Outcome 1: A policy environment that promotes the diversity of cultural expressions is created through targeting structural change. : 
[  ] Cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation demonstrated;
[  ] The role of civil society in policy making and implementation strengthened;
[  ] Processes and mechanisms of policy implementation and review strengthened.
Outcome 2: The value and opportunities that the cultural and creative industries offer in the achievement of sustainable development are clearly demonstrated.: 
[x] Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship;
[x] Access to local, national or international markets for cultural goods improved;
[  ] Participation and collaboration in cultural and creative industries widened to previously excluded individuals and social groups.
Outcome 3: Contributions are made to sustainable capacity development in the cultural sector at institutional, organisational and individual levels.: 
[x] National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
[  ] Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain assessed and mapped;
[  ] Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain addressed at appropriate levels.
Please check the two boxes below:: 
Commit to respect the provisions of paragraph 25 of the Guidelines.
Certify that all information contained in this application is truthful. I also certify that any documents provided in support of my application are authentic and accurate.
Document: 
Description: 
We have been working as local NGO with a temporary certificate for 3 years and we got our definitive Legal personality on the 28th, March,2016
Category: 
Official Document proving your legal status
Language of Document: 
Other
Document: 
Description: 
Category: 
Image/Logo
Language of Document: 
English
Description: 
The original certificate is in Kinyarwanda and we tried to translate it in French so to make it more understandable
Category: 
Translation of Official Document in English/French
Language of Document: 
French

3.1 Please list all paid contractors, subcontractors, consultants and/or experts who will participate in the implementation of the activities proposed who are not employed by your institution/organization.

Contractor or partner: 
Name: 
NIZEYMANA Valence
Professional affiliation: 
Private consultant (Monitoring& Evaluation)
Nationality: 
Rwanda
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Diploma in Literature with a strong experience in - Project conception and elaboration - Monitoring & Evaluation
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Monitoring & Evaluation
Outcome 1: A policy environment that promotes the diversity of cultural expressions is created through targeting structural change.: 
[  ] Expected Result 1.1 Cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation demonstrated;
[  ] ER 1.2 The role of civil society in policy making and implementation strengthened;
[  ] ER 1.3 Processes and mechanisms of policy implementation and review strengthened.
Outcome 2: The value and opportunities that the cultural and creative industries offer in the achievement of sustainable development are clearly demonstrated.: 
[  ] ER 2.1 Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship;
[  ] ER 2.2 Access to local, national or international markets for cultural goods improved;
[  ] ER 2.3 Participation and collaboration in cultural and creative industries widened to previously excluded individuals and social groups.

3.2 Please list all non-paid partners involved in the project's implementation. Please indicate whether the partner is a public authority/institution, an NGO or a private company.

Outcome 3: Contributions are made to sustainable capacity development in the cultural sector at institutional, organizational and individual levels.: 
[  ] ER 3.1 National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
[  ] ER 3.2 Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain assessed and mapped;
[  ] ER 3.3 Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain addressed at appropriate levels.
Project expected results and activities: 
Non-paid partner: 
Name: 
ICTchamber
Type of Institution: 
Public institution
Country: 
Rwanda
Role in project: 
Training supervision and facilitation in ICT facilities
Name: 
Sports ad culture Ministry
Type of Institution: 
Public institution
Country: 
Rwanda
Role in project: 
Trainers provision and advocacy
Type of ExpenditureDescriptionRelated Activity/iesCost for Unit (USD)Unit (per day, per person, per item, ...)Number of UnitsTotal Cost (USD)Amount co/self funded (USD)Amount funded by IFCD (USD)
Salaries / fees
Project Staff5 key staff are given an allowanceAll the activities, 2500month1230,000.009,000.0021,000.00x
Contractor/Subcontractor/ConsultantIndependant trainer have to be hiredAll the activities2500month615,000.000.0015,000.00x
Subtotal45,000.009,000.0036,000.00
% of the Grand Total31.49%20.98%36.00%
Travel and per diem
OtherWomen cultural campAll the activities, 1000day66,000.000.006,000.00x
Air TransportationA learning trip in foreign country is organized for cooperative representativesAll the activities, 2500pers615,000.000.0015,000.00x
Land TransportationA car is to be hired for the project coordinationAll the activities100car/day969,600.000.009,600.00x
Subtotal30,600.000.0030,600.00
% of the Grand Total21.41%0.00%30.60%
Equipment and supplies
OtherComputer and suplies for reporting and trainingAll the activities500month63,000.000.003,000.00x
Subtotal3,000.000.003,000.00
% of the Grand Total2.10%0.00%3.00%
Communication
Publications (editing, design, printing, etc.)As long as this sis a matter of business such expenses are neededAll the activities200month122,400.000.002,400.00x
Promotional Activities / Events / Advertisements, etc.Promotion and advirtisment are playing a key role in the success of this projectAll the activities500month126,000.000.006,000.00x
Subtotal8,400.000.008,400.00
% of the Grand Total5.88%0.00%8.40%
Other costs and services
EvaluationAn external consultant will be hired to establsh an evaluation report All the activities2000Person12,000.000.002,000.00x
Rent of Conferences/ Seminar RoomsRent for training room is to be paid for 6 monthsAll the activities500month63,000.003,000.000.00x
OtherFinancial support to cooperativesAll the activities4000cooperative520,000.000.0020,000.00x
Subtotal25,000.003,000.0022,000.00
% of the Grand Total17.49%6.99%22.00%
Overhead
Rent of office spaceA particular office has to be hired for 12 monthAll the activities1000month1212,000.0012,000.000.00x
Postage/Office SuppliesThese are to be covered by the applicant organizationAll the activities475month125,700.005,700.000.00x
OtherAdvocacyAll the activities1100month1213,200.0013,200.000.00x
Subtotal30,900.0030,900.000.00
% of the Grand Total21.62%72.03%0.00%
Grand Total142,900.0042,900.00100,000.00
Percentage of Grand Total30.02%69.98%
Subtitle: 
Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Full Name of the representative of the National Commission as Signature: 
Jerome Kajuga