Millennium Promise


Students in an ICT lesson

In 2016, MP launched the Sustainable Districts Program (SDP), which builds on the innovations and systems developed by MVP, as well as its lessons and challenges. The SDP is intended and designed to provide governments and partners with practical tools, powerful technologies, and proven community-based strategies to help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs in rural districts in sub-Saharan Africa at the subnational level. The overall goal of the SDP is to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by strengthening the capacities of local governments in target areas, while simultaneously improving the quality of life for communities within the districts.

The SDP replicates key MVP operating principles: (1) using an integrated, multi-sectoral, and multi-scale approach to demonstrate practical, effective, science-based, low-cost but highly  impactful community level interventions that can be implemented through existing government mechanisms; (2) strengthening local systems for effective service delivery of SDG-related interventions that rely on real-time information systems, which facilitates adaptive implementation and management; (3) creating mechanisms for scaling-up lessons beyond the initial districts; and (4) building a network of partners from local, regional , national, and global levels of governments and non-government organizations, public and private sectors, and  bilateral and multilateral institutions.

The SDP is aligned with government decentralization and deconcentration systems, taking into consideration the differences between countries (particularly between Francophone and Anglophone countries). It assists local governments to integrate the SDGs into local planning (SDG-based local plans, baseline, need assessment, and costing), and into implementation and monitoring systems. It also helps to strengthen democracy and good governance, better target the allocation of the scarce financial resources, and professionalize local government institutions in charge of development in their area.

Registration Number: Reg. No. 183/DGIE/16

Website address:

Physical Address: Nyamata, former Bugesera District Office

Mailing Address: P.O Box 7393 Kigali Rwanda

Began work in Rwanda in year: 2006

Organization Leadership:

Educational Activities & Districts working in: 

Millennium Promise works in Bugesera in the following areas:

  • Genocide education/social cohesion education
  • Policy Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Advocacy
  • Teacher training
  • Capacity Building
  • Access to education
  • Girls’ education
  • Orphans & vulnerable students
  • Leadership/management
  • Parenting/community education
  • Early childhood education/development
  • Construction
  • Resources & equipment
  • Other: ICT & Energy, Schoolfeeding, Environment, WASH