Welcome to the official website of Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration commission (RDRC). The Commission was established in 1997 by Government of Rwanda, with the mandate to oversee the planning and implementation of Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Programme (RDRP). The RDRP is currently in its third stage since January 2009. This came after successful completion of stages I and II. Stage I started in 1997 and ended in 2000. Stage II started in 2001 and ended in 2008.
The overarching goal of the RDRP is to contribute to consolidation of peace in the great lakes region of east and central Africa, and to foster unity and reconciliation within Rwanda. Under RDRP stage III, the Government of Rwanda targets to demobilize and support social and economic reintegration of up to 4000 ex-combatants from the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) and 5,500 members of Rwandan Armed Groups operating mainly from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The programme also includes support to dependants of ex-ombatants from the Armed Groups who return with them from the jungles.
The RDRC recognizes, appreciated and attends to the special needs of women, disabled and child ex-combatants. Special arrangements are always in place and ongoing to ensure that these special target groups are well attended to.
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RDRC holds TCC meeting
(L – R ) Mr.Francis Musoni, RDRP Coordinator, Mr. Mathias Veltin Head of Central African Division Foreign office Federal Republic of German and German Ambassador to Rwanda Peter Fahrenholz touring Mutobo Demobilization Centre in Musanze District on 15, March, 2013(Photo/ Grace Mugabe)