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Events

  • 17th Rwanda International Trade Fair 2014
    23 July - 6 August 2014
  • Umuganura Festival
    30 July - 1 August 2014
  • East Africa Business Summit
    23-25 October 2014
  • African Leadership Network Annual Gathering
    5-8 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014

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About Kwita Izina

8th KWITA IZINA 2011 CONCEPT NOTE

Kwita Izina 2011 - “Community development for sustained conservation.”

In 2011, Kwita Izina is about consolidating gains made over the past seven years and ensuring continuity of growth in population of the gorillas and tourists as well as continued harmonious community–gorilla coexistence.

Notable achievement are 26% growth in the population of gorillas since the last census in 2003, steady growth of tourists with USD 200 million in revenues in 2010, and conversion of poachers into farmers. The safety and security of the park and its surrounding is also a notable national achievement without which little of this would have been achieved .

This year we seek to accrue the merits of conservation to the communities around our National Parks. We seek better livelihoods for our people achieved through the growth in tourism revenues. This would not be possible without the active protection of our mountain gorillas and conservation of their habitat. We have come a very long way but we have far to go. This year its “Community development for sustained conservation

Kwita Izina Background

Kwita Izina (literally “Naming”) is a Rwandan traditional ceremony held to welcome a child both into his/her family and into the community. Neighbors, family and friends are gathered in a festive ceremony by the parents bring out the child and reveal what name they have chosen for the child.

For the gorillas in Rwanda, we the Rwandans are their custodians responsible for their well being, their protection and the conservation of their habitat. So every year we invite neighbors and friends of this nation, conservationists and animal enthusiasts to join us in naming new born gorillas and engage the communities around them to ensure these national treasures continue to grow and thrive in their nature-designated habitat .

Kwita Izina Rationale

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda are an integral part of the Virunga ecosystem therefore 7years ago an initiative was developed that would recognize publicly and appreciate not only their rarity but also their unique family oriented existence and their contribution to the communities that surround them and the Rwandan Economy. This initiative is Kwita Izina

Today, we can proudly proclaim it a great success. Kwita Izina among others has contributed towards growth in the population of mountain gorillas. A census that was conducted in the Virunga Massif between March and April, 2010 showed a 26.3% increase of the mountain gorillas over the last seven years. It has also has led to a steady growth of in tourism revenues which in 2010 were USD 200m.

Kwita Izina is also a time to recognize the people that make these successes possible – the community and 180 employees of the Virunga National Park (VNP) working as guides, gorilla groups’ trackers, and anti-poaching teams deployed in 5 protection sectors of the park. In addition, an estimated 800 community members around VNP are involved in day to day VNP management activities. 

2014 Events

  • 17th Rwanda International Trade Fair 2014
    23 July - 6 August 2014
  • Umuganura Festival
    30 July - 1 August 2014
  • Diner en Blanc
    August 2014
  • World Export Development Forum (WEDF) for Africa
    15-17 Sept 2014
  • East Africa Business Summit
    23-25 October 2014
  • 80th Anniversary of Akagera National Park
    October
  • 2015 Doing Business Report Launch
    October
  • East Africa Business Summit
    23-25 October 2014
  • African Leadership Network Annual Gathering
    5-8 November 2014
  • Kibeho Anniversary- Heritage Corridor Exhibition 
    28 November 2014
  • African Leadership Network Annual Gathering
    5-8 November 2014
  • Innovation Summit
    18-20 November 2014
  • 10th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care
    17-19 November 2014
  • Kigali Fashion Week: 3 shows Regional / National / International
    3-7 November 2014
  • Top 100 Mid Sized Company Awards
    30 November 2014
  • Services Investment Forum
    1-2 December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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