Our Projects

Action Research for Preventing and Responding to Unsafe Rural/Urban Migration of Children in Rwanda

Client:Save the Children International Rwanda

Duration: October 2017 – Deccember 2017

Description:Using a mixed methods approach, FATE Consulting Ltd. conducted the action research and provided recommendations to the project on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability

Location:Muhanga, Ruhango, Gasabo, Nyarugenge

Understanding the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in refugee camps in Rwanda, using a capability lens

Client: GAGE Programme

Duration: September 2017 – September 2018

Description:The study aims to understand the experiences of male and female adolescents in refugee camps around the capability areas of education and learning, psychosocial wellbeing and bodily integrity. Key completed milestones including approval from the Rwanda National Ethics Committee granted on the 15th February 2018 ,  authorization to access the camps granted by the Ministry of Disaster and Refugee Management on the 15th March 2018 and field data collection completed on the 6th April 2018.

Location:Nyabiheke, Gihembe and Kigeme Refugee Camps.

Understanding graduation trajectories in Rwanda

Client:Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

Duration: February 2018 – May 2018

Description:In the framework of the Impact Evaluation of the Graduation Programme implemented by Concern Worldwide, FATE Consulting Ltd. provided qualitative expertise for implementing the Critical Moments Timeline methods.

Location:Huye and Gisagara Districts

Updating the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy of the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities(RALGA)

Client: Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) with support from VNG International

Duration: December 2017 – June 2018

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted for the development of an updated Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for RALGA.

Baseline Study of the School-Based Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programme in Rwanda

Clients: Rwanda Education Board and One UN Rwanda

Duration: February – September 2017

Description: The baseline study used a mixed-methods approach, triangulating quantitative and qualitative data on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practices and Behaviours (KAPB) of in-school adolescents and their direct surroundings.

The study was conducted for the Rwanda Education Board, with funds from One UN Rwanda and under the supervision of UNFPA.

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Client:Overseas Development Institute (ODI) London – UK

Duration: 16-June-2016 to 1-June-2025

Description:Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a new longitudinal research initiative being conducted in Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia, with the aim of strengthening the evidence base on adolescent girls. Activities to date include: policy inventory, stakeholders mapping, engagement with stakeholders from the Central Government, International and National NGOs as well as Development Partners intervening in the sectors of Education, Health, Nutrition, Social Welfare, Justice and Women’s and Children’s affairs. A Formative Qualitative Work (FQW), including qualitative data collection and analysis, was conducted to inform the design of the longitudinal survey tools and methodologies.

Gender and Social Inclusion Training


Duration: 1-Feb-2017 to 1-Oct-2017

Description: Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth ((PSDAG) is a USAID-funded project. FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted to roll-out Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Curriculum, developed by Iris Group, and to provide coaching and mentorship to the trainees for the implementation of acquired knowledge aiming for more gender and social inclusion sensitivity as a tool for sustainable business models.

Gender and Inclusiveness Integration in the Strengthening Education for Agriculture Development (SEAD) Project

Client: BMB Mott MacDonald

Duration: 1-Mar-2016 to 31-Jul-2021

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted for the integration of gender in all the priority areas of SEAD.

Great Lakes GBV External Landscape Mapping

Client: CARE International Rwanda

Duration: 16-Nov-2016 to 15-Feb-2017

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd. supported to extend and deepen the knowledge of the current ‘landscape’ in GBV in the Great Lakes (GL) sub-region covering the countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. The mapping explored who are the key current actors, networks and stakeholders as well as what are the key current themes and active debates at national, regional and global levels.

Strategy Paper on Gender and Child Labour Aspects in the Clay Brick and Tile Sector

Client: SKAT Consulting Ltd

Duration: 9-Jun-2016 to 30-Jun-2016

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd. developed a Strategy Paper on Gender and Child Labour Aspects in the Clay Brick and Tile Sector in Muhanga, Ngororero and Karongi Districts of Rwanda. The paper explored the main tasks of employment for women, men and youth, the gender profile of entrepreneurs and employees as well as working conditions.

Gender Equality Strategy for the Training Support and Access Model (TSAM) on Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH)

Client: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Duration: 16-May-2016 to 27-Jun-2016

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd. was contracted to develop a strategy for the integration of gender in the TSAM project. The development of the strategy adopted a participatory approach, which involved interactions with TSAM implementation team and stakeholders, both in Rwanda and Canada.

Qualitative expertise and coordination support in the framework of the Evaluation of the 12+ Program.

Client: Universalia Group – Canada

Duration: 2-Feb-2016 to 30-Aug-2016

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd. joined the evaluation of year 1 of the 12+ Program in order to provide qualitative expertise and coordination support. As the respondents were young adolescents, age 11 and 12 years old, an innovative qualitative method was used. The Live Board Game Workshops, a method designed to capture the knowledge, attitudes as well as practices of 12+ Program participants regarding the different components of the module followed during the Program.

Data Back-check Survey Pilot Project

Client: Women for Women International

Duration: 23-Mar-2016 to 30-Apr-2016

Description: The Back-Check survey pilot project was conducted with the purpose of testing the reliability and validity of monitoring data as well as documenting the data collection process. In this framework, Key Informant Interviews as well as quantitative surveys were conducted in Walungu and Uvira Territories of South-Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Training on Gender Integration in development projects for SDC Regional Staff

Client: Suiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Duration: 11-Jan-2016 to 14-Mar-2016

Description: Design and delivery of a 5-day training workshop for SDC regional staff from Burundi, DRC and Rwanda offices on gender integration in development projects emphasizing on the Project Cycle Management. The training workshop was held in Bukavu, South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Facilitation of a High Level National Dialogue on the Role of Social Protection in National Social and Economic Development

Client: BMB Mott MacDonald

Duration: 9-Mar-2016 to 30-May-2016

Description: FATE was contracted to support the facilitation of a High Level National Dialogue on the Role of Social Protection in National Social and Economic Development in the framework of the Capacity and Policy Development Facility (CPDF) Project implemented by BMB Mott MacDonald with funds from DFID.

Study of Occupational and Economic Well-Being Among Marginalized Women in Rwanda: An Assessment of Graduates of Women For Women International Training Program

Client: Women for Women International in Rwanda

Duration: August to November 2015

Description:The Study aimed to determine and assess the current situation of graduates of Women for Women International (WfWI) training programs to enable WfWI to understand patterns and challenges to improving economic well-being among graduates. In involved an in-depth qualitative and quantitative study of graduates’ occupational activities, use of vocational and business skills, household expenditures and assets.

Integration of the Gender Aspect in the Context of District Forest Management Plans (DFMPs) Revision and the Development of Simplified Forest Management Plans (SFMPs)

Client: Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) PAREF.be 2 Project (funded by BTC)

Duration: 13-July-2015 to 30-June-2016

Description: Using participatory methods, FATE Consulting Ltd. developed guidelines for gender integration in DFMPs and SFMPs. FATE Consulting Ltd. also designed and delivered capacity building training sessions for the key staffs that were involved in the revision/elaboration of DFMPs/SFMPs.

Capacity building on Gender and Inclusiveness integration for IPRC West, VTCs and TSSs members

Client: Swisscontact

Duration: October – November 2015

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd designed and facilitated a series of capacity building training workshops for 48 Gender and Inclusiveness Focal Points (GIFPs) selected from the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC), Technical Secondary Schools (TSS) and Vocational Training Centers (VTC) located in the Western Province. The training focused on improving gender awareness and sensitivity of participants and supporting them to better integrate gender and inclusiveness in their planning and implementation processes.

Baseline assessment for the Responding to the Child Protection Needs for Refugee Children in Rwanda project

Client: Plan International Rwanda

Duration: July – October 2015

Description: The baseline assessment of The Responding to the Child Protection Needs of Refugee Children in Rwanda project used a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, including a quantitative survey with adolescent boys and girls and their caregivers and Key Informant Interviews with relevant actors and partners in child protection based in Kigeme and Mugombwa refugee camps. It assessed the current situation of child protection and SGBV measures and mechanisms and provided recommendations to increase accessibility to services and inclusion in child protection measures.

Gender analysis and integration training for SDC and partners

Client: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

 Duration: April – May 2015

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd provided a training workshop on gender mainstreaming in development programs for SDC and partners in the Great Lakes Region. The training focused on practical measures for gender mainstreaming in SDC programs, strengthening the capacity of partners to mainstream gender within their projects and in project management, and preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Participatory proposal development for the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program (GEWEP II)

Client: CARE Rwanda

Duration: May – June 2015

Description: The Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Program (GEWEP) is a NORAD funded project in the Southern Province, focused on Voluntary Savings and Loan (VSL) groups, Family Planning, Gender Based Violence and Advocacy, Governance, Men engage, climate change and adult functional literacy and numeracy. FATE Consulting Ltd was contracted to support the development of a project proposal for the 2016 – 2019 period. The process involved engagement of CARE staff, management and partners, as well as responding to and integrating comments and feedback from both CARE Rwanda and CARE Norway.

End-line quantitative study for the Promoting African Grassroots Economic Security Through Education and Skills (PAGES) project

Client: Plan International Rwanda

Duration: April – June 2015

Description: The End Line Study of the Promoting African Grassroots Economic Security (PAGES) programme was conducted in 7 countries implementing the 5 year programme, which focused on enhancing household livelihoods and increasing the number of children able to realize their rights to quality and inclusive primary education. FATE Consulting Ltd was the Country Study Coordinator for Rwanda, responsible for enumerator recruitment and training, quality quantitative data collection and data entry in order to provide end line results in line with program outcome indicators.

Gender Equality Integration Coaching and Support for Kepler University Program

Client: Kepler University Program

Duration: January – June 2015

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd provided an initial assessment and trainings on gender analysis and mainstreaming with staff and students at Kepler, a USA university accreditation program for Rwandan students. The assessment involved interviews, focus group discussions and a site visit, with findings and recommendations provided in a detailed report. Training was then provided for staff, management and students on basic gender concepts as well as on prevention and response to sexual harassment. Follow-up coaching will be continued in a second phase of the project.

Evaluation of the Process of Innovation and Documentation of the Keeping Girls At School (KGAS) Project

Client: CARE Rwanda

Duration: December 2014 – February 2015

 Description: CARE Rwanda’s Keeping Girls At School (KGAS) Project aimed to improve retention and transition among girls in lower secondary school in Nyaruguru, Gisagara and Nyamagabe Districts. The evaluation project involved documenting the approach used by the KGAS Project, highlighting successes and challenges, and supporting the finalization of the evaluation of the process of innovation report. The project involved focus group discussions and case studies, as well as editing and finalizing student-produced video diaries.

Gender and Inclusiveness Integration Coaching and Technical Assistance for the Workforce Development Authority

Client: Mott MacDonald Consulting, NICHE project, funded by NUFFIC

Duration: July 2014 – June 2016

Description: In order to integrate gender and inclusiveness within the NUFFIC program to strengthen the quality and management of TVET in Rwanda, FATE Consulting Ltd provided coaching and training for management, staff and gender and inclusiveness focal points (GIFPs) in WDA and Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centres (IPRCs) throughout Rwanda. This involved support for the development of a management-based steering committee as well as engagement of GIFPs in conducting initial gender assessments of their institutions, with follow-up coaching and training as needed.

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Plan International Rwanda Enhancing Early Childhood Care and Development Project

 Client: Plan International Rwanda, funded by German National Office.

Duration: August – October 2014

 Description: The Mid-Term Evaluation of the Enhancing Early Childhood Care and Development (EECCD) project assessed the attitudes and opinions of participating communities in Gatsibo and Bugesera Districts, on the efficiency and effectiveness of the project. It involved using both qualitative and quantitative methods, including a survey, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and site visits to analyse the impact and progress of the project towards achieving intended objectives and elaborated on the relevance and effectiveness of the project through perceptions and experiences of beneficiaries.

Facilitation of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Programme (GEWEP) workshop

Client: CARE Rwanda, CARE Norway

Duration: August – September 2014

Description: Facilitation of an eight-country workshop for CARE International’s GEWEP held in Kigali in September 2014 and organized by CARE Norway. This included development of the agenda, materials and methods, as well as facilitation and reporting of the meeting results.

CARE Rwanda Vulnerable Women Programme Advocacy Strategy

Client: CARE Rwanda

Duration: May – August 2014

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd worked closely with CARE’s Advocacy Manager to design and facilitate a series of consultation workshops with management and staff in order to develop the Vulnerable Women Programme Advocacy Strategy. This also involved supporting CARE to develop a pilot advocacy project for the program and support management and staff to improve advocacy and campaign skills, as well as review of the draft strategy document.

Participatory development and elaboration of Indashyikirwa Project on GBV Prevention

Client: CARE Rwanda, CARE UK

Duration: February – March 2014

Description: FATE Consulting Ltd worked with CARE Rwanda and partners, Rwanda Women’s Network and the Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre, to develop a project proposal for the Indashiyikirwa project on prevention of gender-based violence. The participatory approach involved a document review, consultative workshops and meetings and preparation of the project proposal, including the logical and M&E frameworks and budget, for review and finalization by CARE Rwanda and CARE UK. The 4 year project was accepted for funding by DFID.

Evaluation of the Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) Programme

 Client: OXFAM Rwanda, Oxfam GB

 Duration: November 2014 – February 2015

 Description: The mid-term evaluation of the Oxfam Rwanda Sustainable Livelihoods Programme assessed the Programme’s progress and impact since it began implementation in 2012. The evaluation report provided details of sustainable market-oriented livelihoods, with particular emphasis on women, as well as recommendations on possible additional agricultural value chains to increase opportunities for smallholder producers, mid-range enterprises and private sector partners. The evaluation also included a partner assessment to provide recommendations for continued or future partnerships. It focused in particular on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality, considering household and community gender dynamics, women’s leadership and decision-making roles and their economic outcomes.

Qualitative Study on the Welfare Trajectories of VUP Beneficiaries: Identifying the Drivers and Obstacles for Change

Client: World Bank Group

Duration: December 2014 – September 2015

Description: The Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP) is a social protection program initiated by the Government of Rwanda in 2008. The qualitative study aimed to build on the evidence presented in the 2009-2014 Impact Evaluation Reports. The objectives included understanding the link between household context and asset accumulation, understanding risk management strategies employed by beneficiary households, and identifying successful investment strategies, enabling factors, risks and limitations to asset accumulation for VUP beneficiaries. The qualitative study report detailed and assessed the household context, risk management, the drivers, obstacles and strategies for material welfare improvements for VUP beneficiaries. The approach involved conducting and analyzing nearly 50 Life History Interviews as the main qualitative method.

Gender Equality Integration Coaching and Technical Assistance

Client: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Rwanda

Duration: April – October 2014

 Description: This coaching project involved supporting the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Rwanda in integrating gender through coaching, backstopping and general support, in order to build staff capacity and strengthen overall programme gender integration. In particular, the support focused on the spearhead programmes of EKN Rwanda and the region: Justice, Food Security, and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), and the regional program focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Qualitative Research Study in the Framework of the Rwanda Poverty Assessment

Client: World Bank Group in Rwanda

Duration: May – August 2014

Description: The Qualitative Research Study in the Framework of the Rwanda Poverty Assessment was conducted on behalf of the World Bank Group in Rwanda. The study provided further insights into the lived experience of poverty and changes in poverty status by individuals and communities in Rwanda, as a complementary report to the Rwanda Poverty Assessment. The study involved 40 Focus Group Discussions across 8 districts of Rwanda, which were analysed and summarized into a findings report, for integration with the overall Rwanda Poverty Assessment report.

Assessment about Delinquency Among Girls in Rwanda & Five-Year Strategic Plan for a National Rehabilitation and Skills Development Centre

Client: Government of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT

Duration: August 2013 – March 2014

Description:This project involved an assessment about female youth at-risk in Rwanda, intended to inform policy decisions, and the development of a detailed five-year strategic plan for a national rehabilitation and skills development centre.

The study included qualitative and quantitative methods in order to identify factors contributing to engagement in non-violent criminal activity among female youth. Analysis and reporting included an assessment of opportunities and barriers to curb such activity among female youth, and provided practical recommendations detailing sustainable programs for prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration.

Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme Gender Equity Assessment

Client: Government of Rwanda Local Development Administrative Entities Authority (LODA)

Duration: June – October 2013

Description:Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) is the national social protection programme for poorest households in Rwanda. Towards ensuring that VUP is engaging the most vulnerable extremely poor households and using effective gender responsive measures, the Gender Equity Assessment provided an analysis of the gender issues in VUP, identified factors supporting and constraining gender equity, and provided recommendations to improve programming. It focused on the gender responsiveness of the design and delivery of VUP and the gendered impact on beneficiaries, including access to VUP, participation in VUP components, and experience of benefits to determine key gender-related challenges, opportunities and constraints and elaborate recommendations. The Assessment used quantitative and qualitative methods, including a literature review, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, case studies and a household survey of beneficiaries.

Advice on integrating gender equality into the Multi-Annual Strategic Plans of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region

Client: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Sustainability Unit

Duration: August – September 2013

Description: As part of the revision process for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Multi-Annual Strategic Plans for Rwanda and for the Great Lakes Region, a review of the gender responsiveness of the current MASPs was undertaken. The review focused on the main areas of work for EKN Rwanda, including Justice, Integrated Water Resource Management and Food Security. The review included a desk review, interviews with EKN management and staff, government and CSO partners and other development partners and site visits to partner projects. In collaboration with a lead consultant based in the Netherlands, the advice report focused on practical recommendations for strengthening gender integration and women’s rights programming.

Creating A Relevant Evidence Base Pertaining to Women’s Community Level Experiences With Claiming Their Property and Inheritance Rights

Client: Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural, UN Women

Duration: April – May 2013

Description: Réseau des Femmes Oeuvrant pour le Développement Rural is a non-governmental organization in Rwanda contributing to the empowerment of rural women to promote individual and community development and recognition of rural women as key development actors. As part of the second phase of a UN Women Project “Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, this project involved the development of 20 case studies of women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and their ability to claim their rights to inheritance and property in Gasabo and Nyanza Districts. The findings were developed into case study profiles, and synthesized into a report along with key recommendations for the organization, the government and local actors to address the challenges experienced by the women participating in the case study research.

Developing an Institutional Development Framework and Capacity Development Strategy for the National Gender Machinery

Client: UN Women

Duration: January – June 2013

Description: This project supported the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion to develop an Institutional Development Framework and Capacity Development Strategy for the National Gender Machineries, within the framework of the Joint Intervention to Strengthen the National Gender Machinery Institutions, and in collaboration with the One UN (UNFPA, UNDP and UNWOMEN).  FATE Consulting Ltd completed this project using an approach focused on participatory workshops, and interviews to design the framework and strategy to enable MIGEPROF, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and the National Women’s Council (NWC) to effectively and efficiently implement their mandates by reinforcing synergies between them and coordinating with other relevant actors.

Conducting Mid-Term Evaluation for Empowering Adolescent Girls Through Education Project

Client: Plan International Rwanda

Duration: December 2012 – February 2013

Description: The Empowering Adolescent Girls Through Education was part of the Plan Building Skills for Life project, funded by DFID through Plan UK, towards addressing girls’ access to secondary education in Rwanda, and which is being implemented in 41 schools in Gatsibo and Bugesera districts in Eastern Province.  The Mid-Term Evaluation of the project assessed changes in project communities since the baseline survey in 2011 and included quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting.  It was part of a 9 country study conducted by Plan UK.

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