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General Country Information
Capital: Kigali
Population: 11,055,976 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 16,800 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.323 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 81 million (2009)
Internet users: 300,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.14
World Rank 2005/2006:164

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Programme (2010-2019)
The program has been compiled by the Rwanda National Decade Steering Committee (RNDSC) of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (ADPD) in consultation with the Government of Rwanda and the disability movement of Rwanda. It includes both government policies and programs and input from national Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and it is organized around a thematic structure in order to address issues for persons with disabilities in all areas of their lives - Information provided by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Action for Promotion of Local Initiatives for Development of Rwanda
P.O. Box 4654
Email: musi_bibiche@yahoo.fr
Tel: +250-0849-3637
Fax: +250-586-546

Association des Sourds du Rwanda (Rwanda National Association of the Deaf)
P.O. Box 5188
Kigali, Rwanda
Email: rnad2003@hotmail.com
Tel: +250-084-254-17
Fax: +250-746-65

Association Generale des Handicapés du Rwanda - DPI National Assembly
Bizimana Dominique
P.O. Box 4211
Batiments du HVP - Gatagara à Gitega District de Nyarugenge Ville de Kigali
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +250-578713 / +250-07-88430345
Fax: +250-516708
Email: bizidom2002@yahoo.fr

Association of Landmine Survivors and Amputees of Rwanda (ALSAR)
BP 3212 Kigali

Email: wrubanzana@hotmail.com / alsarrwanda@gmail.com
Tel: +250-08311252 / +250-08824986

Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNAD)
P.O. Box C/O: 4668
Kigali, Rwanda
Email: augumunya@yahoo.fr
Tel:: +250-084-334-44
Fax: +250-746-65

Rwandese Union of the Blind
P.O. Box 1527
Kigali, Rwanda
Email: rub@rwanda1.com
Tel: +250-576-097
Fax: +250-577-543