Historical Background

Rwanda Management Institute (RMI) is a Public Capacity Development institution established by Law N°52/2013 of 28/06/2013. It has legal personality, financial and administrative autonomy.

The creation of RMI dates back in 1963 by the Government of Rwanda with the Belgian bilateral cooperation under the name of « Centre Rwandais de Formation des Cadres » (CRFC) to train middle public servant officers.

After the 1994 Genocide against  the Tutsi, the Government reactivated the training Centre and in 2001, it was restructured to become Rwanda Institute of Administration and Management(RIAM) and established by law No 25/01 of 19/04/2001 as modified by law N° 04/2007 of 22/01/2007.  Later, RIAM was transformed into RMI under Law N°52/2013 of 28/06/2013 determining its  powers, responsibilities, organization and functioning  as  published in the Official Gazette nº 30 of 29/07/2013.

RMI has its main campus headquartered at Murambi in Muhanga District, Southern Province.  It also has a Muhima-based campus in the City of Kigali and six (6) e-learning and ICT centers located in Nyanza, Musanze, Karongi, Kayonza, Nyarugenge and Muhanga Districts.

RMI is one of the key public institutions that strengthens and promotes private-sector driven and knowledge-based economy through building Public-Private Partnerships to realize the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) and Vision 2050 targets.


 RMI provides professional capacity development training, research, consultancy and advisory services which are all at different stages of their life cycle.

                     1.1. Training

The training unit is headed by the Principal Senior Training Coordinator.

The main duties of the unit are:

  • Conducting training needs analysis,
  • Elaborating training programs,
  • Planning training(training calendar),
  • Organizing training sessions for clients’ organizations(Tailor-made training courses and programs),
  • Ensuring the conduct of the planned training sessions,
  • Evaluating training sessions and programs,
  • Ensuring quality standards of the conducted trainings,
  • Assessing the impact of training programs,
  • Making recommendations for better training,
  • Supervising trainers’ evaluation and incorporation in the training database.

                      1.2. Consultancy and Research

The Consultancy unit is headed by the Principal Senior Research & Consultancy Coordinator.

The main duties of the unit are:

  • Assessing needs in consultancy, administration and management,
  • Elaboration of consultancy programs,
  • Preparing and offering consultancy services,
  • Assessing the impact of consultancy services,
  • Conducting research needs assessment,
  • Identify national issues for research,
  • Assessment of national issues for research
  • Management of workshops and scientific days,
  • Management of RMI information centre,
  • Publishing research papers,

Supervising researchers and consultants’ evaluation and incorporation into the database.