Agreement on funding between Rwanda Society of Authors and the Norwegian copyright development association.

Rwandan Society of Authors
Rwanda Development Board
Norwegian Copyright Development Association
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Key objectives of the measure:
  • The main objective is to help in the development of Rwanda Society of Authors to be self-sustainable in terms of financial resources.

  • To provide necessary trainings to the staff and the board of directors of the Rwanda Society of Authors to build its own, efficient and transparent system for the protection and management of copyrights.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

During the 3 years period of the funding, the following targets have to be met:


  • The number of registered members with RSAU has to reach 1000 artists;

  • The collection of royalties from copyright users must have started;

  • Reciprocal agreements with sister societies must have been signed and;

  • Royalties distributed to copyright owners at least once.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • Collection of royalties from different users of copyright works

  • Financial resources available to cater for administrative costs

  • Constant distribution of royalties to owners

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The financial resources allocated is mainly the running costs funded by NORCODE estimated to 40,000 USD per annum

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)