About RISA

Rwanda Information Society Authority “RISA” is a government institution established in 2017, governed by the law No 02/2017 of 18/02/2017.

RISA implements government projects that aim at digitizing services in Rwanda.

RISA derives from the former IT department of Rwanda Development Board, RDB. Currently, it is an affiliated institution to the Ministry of ICT and Innovation.

RISA has been put in place to be at the forefront of all ICT projects’ implementation and streamline research, infrastructures and innovation within the ICT sector. Furthermore champions the implementation of Smart Rwanda Master Plan initiatives.

Rwanda Information Society Authority is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and two deputies: Government Chief Information Officer and Government Chief Innovation Officer.

Our Mandate

Rwanda Information Society Authority has the mandate of planning and coordinating the implementation of national ICT for Development Agenda. In this perspective, RISA, in partnership with stakeholders and partners work to digitize government services and ensure easy access by the citizens.

Our Objectives

The main objectives of Rwanda Information Society Authority are as follows:

- To implement national Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policies and programs in order to fast-track socio-economic growth;

- To implement strategies which expand the access and affordability of Information and Communication Technologies;

- To accelerate community development through mainstreaming Information and Communication Technologies in national socio-economic sectors;

- To prepare and coordinate programs that increase the required skills in the field of Information and Communication Technology in order to achieve a knowledge-based economy;

- To strengthen programs on Information and Communication Technology innovation;

- To coordinate the implementation of projects that deliver Information and Communication Technology services;

- To cooperate and collaborate with other regional and international institutions with a similar mission.

Management team






Antoine SEBERA

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


What we do



E-government Defined as use of ICTs in public service delivery, RISA aims at promoting ICT as an enabler to bridge people (citizens, businesses and civil society) to the government in order to promote efficient and effective service delivery

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ICT in Rural Area

ICT in Rural Area

A series of five year national ICT Plans have been implemented since 2001. In 2001, the government adopted the National Information and Communication Infrastructure NICI-I) plan and policy

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ICT Service M&E

ICT Service M&E

ICT can be used as an effective tool in monitoring and evaluation purposes. RISA developed some Technology tool /system to monitor and evaluate different cluster. The following projects fall under this category

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ICT  Innovation

ICT Innovation

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) in collaboration with Inmarsat as part of its initiatives to develop the IoT ecosystem, support and empower the young entrepreneurs, accelerate and spur Smart City innovations

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News and Events

Ten contestants to redesign Government website unveiled

The Ministry of ICT and Innovation in partnership with Rwanda Information Society Authority, Office of the Government Spokesperson and other partners,...

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Press Release : Three Groups Awarded For Smart Cities Challenge

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) in partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MITEC), National Industrial...

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Private, Public and Academia partners discussed about the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Rwanda

Public and private institutions, Non-Government Organizations and Academia working in the ICT sector came together to discuss about the Fourth...

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Useful documents

Alert:End-of-Support (EOS) Software Report List (2019 - 2020) 611 KB 17.09.2019 12:19
Alert: A Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange 668 KB 07.02.2019 19:08
Alert: Adobe Vulnerabilities and Patches 513 KB 21.01.2019 15:14
Alert:Apache Tomcat Security Update for Remote Code Execution Vulnerability 211 KB 10.05.2019 09:14
Alert__Critical_Patches_Issued_for_Microsoft_Products_-_JULY_2019_.pdf 489 KB 16.07.2019 09:41
Alert:Critical Patches Issued for Microsoft Products - SEPTEMBER 2019 487 KB 17.09.2019 12:19
Alert:Critical Vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic 173 KB 10.05.2019 09:14
Alert (End-of-Support (EOS) Software (Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft.)) 783 KB 02.04.2019 14:58
Alert: Microsoft Windows DNS Servers Vulnerabilities 592 KB 21.01.2019 15:14
Alert:Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Products(2019-01-30) 526 KB 04.02.2019 09:42
Alert:Multiple vulnerabilities in the Google Android operating system 196 KB 10.05.2019 09:14
Alert__Oracle_Quarterly_Critical_Patches_-_JULY_16__2019_.pdf 514 KB 31.07.2019 07:50
Alert__Remote_Desktop_Services_Remote_Code_Execution_Vulnerability_.pdf 677 KB 24.05.2019 10:58
Alert: Security Updates for Chrome 495 KB 19.02.2019 17:11
Alert:Security Updates for Microsoft Products(2019-01-29) 732 KB 04.02.2019 09:42
Alert: Security Updates for Mozilla Firefox 485 KB 22.02.2019 09:10
Alert (Security Updates issued for Microsoft Products - May 2019) 492 KB 20.05.2019 08:39
Alert:(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Open Relay Vulnerability) 484 KB 01.10.2019 06:34
Business Continuity Management Guidelines 2 MB 26.09.2019 09:11
Cyber Crimes Law 1 MB 05.11.2018 13:45
Data Center and Cloud Services Directives 3 MB 26.09.2019 09:11
Directives on Cyber Security for Network and Information System 3 MB 23.05.2019 08:35
Drupal CMS Advisory 195 KB 05.11.2018 13:45
Drupal Vulnerability 190 KB 05.11.2018 13:45
Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Development Guidelines for GoR 3 MB 08.07.2019 11:50
Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Development Guidelines 3 MB 26.09.2019 09:11
Foreword.pdf 2 MB 26.09.2019 09:07
Guideline on Minimum Bandwidth for Broadband Internet Connectivity in Rwanda 7 MB 26.11.2018 06:09
ICT Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2024 6 MB 17.08.2018 10:50
ICT Implementation Guidelines 2 MB 26.09.2019 09:18
ICT Implementation Guidelines for Government Institutions 1 MB 08.07.2019 11:50
Jquery Vulnerability 130 KB 05.11.2018 13:45
Law establishing the NCSA 476 KB 22.10.2019 10:16
National Cyber Security Policy 862 KB 22.10.2019 10:15
National Cyber Security Strategic Plan 429 KB 22.10.2019 10:16
RISA Procurement Plan 2017-2018 57 KB 17.08.2018 10:48
RISA Law 1 MB 10.08.2018 08:36
RISA Organizational Structure 823 KB 28.01.2019 08:14
Samsam Ransomware Advisory 200 KB 05.11.2018 15:03
Smart Rwanda Master Plan 2015-2020 10 MB 17.08.2018 10:51


INNOVATE4DisabilityInclusion Hackathon 1 MB 05.09.2019 09:14

Contact us

Telecom House
8 KG 7 St, Kacyiru, Kigali
P.O. Box 6603 Kigali-Rwanda


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