ADLSN Partners with IDS in Rwanda

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) together with the African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN) was awarded a contract by the Department for International Development (DfID) Rwanda to develop a Knowledge and Information Management System (KIMS) for the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) Land Tenure Regularisation (LTR) programme.  The scope of work will include providing the software and training required to manage and maintain the KIMS.

In July ADLSN and IDS staff traveled to Kigali to meet with the RNRA staff to conduct user research to gather user and system requirements.

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In front of the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) offices. Left to Right: Rosalie Lack (ADLSN), Africa J Bwamkuu (ADLSN), Nason Bimbe (IDS), and Henk Van Dam (ADLSN)

Project Background

Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA), through its Land Tenure Regularization (LTR) programme aims to ensure that 80% of Rwanda’s landowners are legally registered. In the process of issuing legal titles, the LTR programme has generated a tremendous volume of information in a range of formats, including technical reports, training manuals, research outputs and data collections. In addition, there exists a wealth of research outputs created by external individuals and organizations about the LTR programme.

Our proposal is to develop a Knowledge & Information Management System (KIMS) that will capture all this information and allow it to be shared and accessed via an ergonomically designed user-interface. KIMS will also function as a research repository, hosting research outputs from a wide range of contributors, including individuals, MDAs, Development Partners, Research Institutions and Civil Society Organisations.