Registered as a National Membership Organization with Rwandan legal status, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Rwanda is a chapter of the JCI worldwide community. This consists of 200,000 young active citizens aged 18-40. JCI Rwanda started in 2004 and has more than 200 active members; most of whom are young entrepreneurs owning (SMEs) and young professionals. Their main activities are business plan competition organisation, coaching in business plan writing, leadership, networking and Ready for Finance training. They seek outstanding members to inspire others. www.jci.cc/local/rwanda
BiD Network sources and selects business plans of small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in emerging markets. BiD Network offers tools, contacts and coaching to the best entrepreneurs, paving the way for them to access finance and start or expand their business. BiD Network actively seeks investors for the best SMEs with a financing need of USD 10,000 and 5 million. BiD Network is a Netherlands based foundation with partners in 16 emerging markets. www.bidnetwork.org
The Enterprise Development Network (EDN) is a global platform dedicated to cultivating business enterprises in developing countries. Sponsored by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), EDN is comprised of more than 1,500 business consultants worldwide and a growing set of financial institutions, government agencies and NGOs united in their focus on business development in emerging economies. www.ednaccess.com.
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is responsible for fast tracking Rwanda’s economic development by enabling private sector growth. RDB’s scope of work involves working with and addressing the needs of companies of all sizes; Large and also Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). RDB supports SME development by offering Enterprise support services and Business Incubation. www.rdb.rw
Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is an international grantmaking foundation based in The Hague. Through our grantmaking programmes we pioneer innovative ways to improve opportunities for disadvantaged young children. Through our free publications we share what we learn with practitioners and policy-makers and shape the debate about early childhood care and education.
Our mission is to improve opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. We see this both as a valuable end in itself and as a long-term means to promoting more cohesive, considerate and creative societies with equal opportunities and rights for all. http://www.bernardvanleer.org/