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Republic of RwandaMinistry of Sports and CultureRwanda Sports Development PolicyOctober 2012
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Table of Contents1.Executive Summary.............................................................................................................................32.Background..........................................................................................................................................43.Context and Rationale.........................................................................................................................54.Benefits of Sports................................................................................................................................75.Key challenges facing sports industry in Rwanda.................................................................................76.Key opportunities available to the sports industry in Rwanda.............................................................97.Policy development process................................................................................................................98.Vision.................................................................................................................................................109.Mission..............................................................................................................................................1010.Inspirational Target........................................................................................................................1011.Guiding Principles and Values........................................................................................................1012.Objectives of the Policy..................................................................................................................1113.Policy Orientations and Strategic Actions......................................................................................1214.Implementation Framework..........................................................................................................1815.Monitoring and Evaluation............................................................................................................2116.Budget...........................................................................................................................................22Appendix 1: Implementation schedule......................................................................................................22| P a g e2
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1.Executive SummarySport plays a significant role in the development of communities; it brings people together tointeract, play and engage in conversations that build social harmony. Sports positively impactson social development and economic sustainability; they empower people and teach leadershipand citizenship skills while inculcating cooperation toward shared goals. They challengeinequalities in gender, race and disabilities and can be a means to educate young people againstanti-social behaviour.The investment done by the government of Rwanda in sports infrastructure has improvedRwanda’s sports performance but a lot still needs to be done to ensure that our sports industrygets to the level our country wants it to be. The sports men and women, the different sportsbodies, government institutions, private sector and civil society organizations are required towork together to take our sports industry forward. The policy is aimed at developing a sportingculture that will help to significantly contribute to improved health of individuals as well aspromoting social cohesion and generate economic benefits to participants and the country. To achieve the national objectives of taking sport to the required level, there need for grass rootparticipation in ensuring the availability of sporting infrastructure, materials and to createappropriate and adequate conditions for the growth of sports. There is need to develop highcalibre sports men and women including those with disabilities but talented to participate insporting activities at national and international levels. Equally important, sports federations mustprovide sport as a means for social growth and entertainment allowing the promotion of sportsby media agencies nationally and internationally thereby creating an incentive for privateinvestors to support the growth of sport in Rwanda. In implementing this policy, sports partners need to work together to overcome the existingchallenges that hinder effective development of sports. Some of these challenges include; limitedmanagement and technical capacity of sports bodies, limited number of sports infrastructures,limited financial capacity to carryout sports activities, weak link between sports bodies andschools and the shortage of technical staff such coaches, referees etc to support sportsdevelopment. The policy orientations and strategic actions put forward attempt to provide
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