On November 19, 2021 at Lemigo Hotel Kigali, Rwanda NGOs Forum convened an Ordinary General Assembly Meeting that happens every year to bring together members of the Forum to share best practices and challenges, status of the forum both financially and Programs Implementation and way forward for future interventions and partnerships.
Opening the General Assembly Rwemarika Felicite Acknowledged Member’s Contribution in Joint Advocacy, Financial support, Participation in different National, Regional and International Platforms among others which contributed to the success and positioning of the Forum.
She called up on members to continue collaboration, assistance, engagement and Sharing Information and experiences through different platforms created by the Forum to build a strong Network.
During the General Assembly, Bernard Muramira the founder and Executive Director of Strive Foundation Rwanda, has been elected as the new Chairperson of Rwanda NGOs Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion for the next five years replacing Felicite Rwemarika who had chaired the Forum since 2015.
As the forum’s mission is to promote the health and Human Rights Sector in Rwanda, and obviously you can see there is a significant role that the forum has played so far – my aim is to stick on the trend and move forward, for the sake of the wellbeing of the communities. We will seek to always bring positive impact on people’s living conditions, and continue to be the country’s notable health-sector contributor. We are committed to finding all possible solutions to reach out to the vulnerable and key populations that we support, Said Muramira Bernard after the Election.
The forum consists of 139 Non-Governmental Organizations intervening in Health Promotion and Human Rights Protection Programs, in which eleven were approved by the 15th Annual Ordinary General Assembly Meeting namely: AMEGERWA (a Rwandan Non-Governmental organization committed to promote gender equality by engaging men and boys in prevention of Gender-Based Violence & HIV; Sunlight Initiative Rwanda (a Rwandan NGO that empowers vulnerable by promoting their livelihood towards a poverty free and just society); Community Health Boosters Rwanda (Youth led NGO committed to boost community health in SRHR, Maternal health, HIV, Malaria and NCDs); HERO; YOMADO; Organization Enfant Mere; CAM- Rwanda; Tumukunde Initiative; Living Equality Initiative; Love To Help Organization and ISANO Organization.
Among the new Elected Board of Directors include: Board of Directors (Chairperson, Vice chairperson, Secretary), Programs Advisor, Finance Advisor, Internal Board of Auditors (President, Vice President and secretary); Conflict Resolution Organ (President, Vice President and Secretary).