29 March 2018

Winners Announced for the 2018 Rwanda Data Journalism Awards (RDJA)

Four winners were awarded during the cerebration of African statistics day on 12 December 2017. Each journalist was awarded a computer and a certificate. Awards for this first Edition were provided by PARIS 21 and UNICEF Rwanda.

29 March 2018

Rwanda Data Journalism Award (RDJA) - First Edition 2017

As a follow up on trainings provided to journalists and winners of infographic competition on data vizualization, NISR and partners launched a yearly data journalism award in December 2017. The mission of this award is to use journalists in data dissemination by promoting excellence and creativity in the reporting of statistics-based stories to the Rwandan public in this data revolution era when journalistic reportage requires practices that include statistical analyses, interpretations and visualization to tell complex and sensitive stories in simple and convincing way.

28 December 2017

NISR conducted the second meeting of BIG DATA technical team

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) organised a second Big Data and Analytics Technical Committee meeting on 20th December 2017 with PhD students in Data Science at University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economy.

21 September 2017

NISR seeks to build a convenient environment for big data analytics in Rwanda

Four months after the cabinet approved the Data revolution policy, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) initiated discussions with stakeholders to discuss how this policy will be implemented to boost the use of other sources that may generate statistics for evidence based decision making.

20 September 2017

NISR is partnering with UK Office for National statistics to strengthen data revolution and big data in Rwanda

Mr. Ivan MURENZI, Deputy Director General (in the middle), and Kenny Osborne, Deputy Head of DFID-Rwanda (on the left hand side) discussing the partnership

In September 2017, a Delegation from UK Office for National Statistics (UK-ONS) had a second visit to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) to discuss with various stakeholders on the journey of developing and strengthening data revolution and big data in Rwanda and how the two National statistics Offices can collaborate around this new area, not only in Rwanda, but also globally.