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Digital Transformation Center


Digital Transformation Center (DigiCenter) is a project unit of the Digital Solutions for Sustainable Development Program (DSSD). It is implemented by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). The purpose of the DigiCenter is to support digital transformation in Rwanda through developing digital solutions by Africans for Africans. DigiCenter commenced its program from 2018 as a space which focuses to rethink and redesign processes and interactions between the government and its citizens by leveraging technologies to work in new ways and solve problems. Through the development of digital innovations, the center plays important role to drive cultural change across the government. Furthermore, the center supports the local digital ecosystem and create linkages between the government, private sector and civil society. Under its initiative, an innovation space with makerspace is being built that will bring together social innovators to innovate solutions that would solve myriad of social challenges with local stakeholders and civil societies

Project website


Action lines related to this project
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7. E-business
  • AL C7. E-health
  • AL C7. E-environment
  • AL C7. E-agriculture
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content 2021
  • AL C11. International and regional cooperation
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

  • Kigali, Rwanda



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Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Women
  • People with disabilities
  • IT Entrepreneurs, students, fresh graduates, and other young innovators

WSIS values promotion

The Digi Center promotes the development of digital solutions for sustainable development with focus on all aspects of daily life.

Entity name

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA)

Entity country—type

Rwanda Government

Entity website


German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Information Society Authority