Umuganura (Cultural Harvest)

The Ministry of Sports and Culture
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:
  • To create an opportunity for Rwandans to reflect on the positive values of Rwandan culture that is a cornerstone to strengthening unity and reconciliation of Rwandans;

  • To preserve Rwandan Culture by educating the young generation on the importance of safeguarding our cultural heritage;

  • To raise awareness among Rwandans, friends of Rwanda and policy makers on how “Umuganura” celebration played a very significant role in uniting Rwandans;

  • To recognize the achievements in various sectors of the economy, recognize the efforts of those involved and strategize for increased harvest in the subsequent seasons.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Nature de la mesure:
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:
  1. Umuganura is an annual event held on the first Friday of August and it is a public holiday. But the festival is celebrated during a week leading to the Umuganura day.


Main activities are:


  • Arts performances prepared by artists' unions and federations members of the Rwanda Arts Council;

  • Exhibitions (painting, handicraft, CDs: film and music);

  • Conferences on creative industries.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:
  • Artists’ achievements are known by the public and promoted

  • A platform for marketing artists products is created

  • Starts networks are built, especially for cultural and creative expression actors.

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

the Government budget

Principales conclusions de la mise en oeuvre de la mesure:
  • Umuganura  festival involves artists;
  • Umuganura  festival creates a platform of artistic expressions;
  • Umuganura  festival experiences an international trend;



Indicateurs utilisés pour déterminer l’impact:
Number of artits increased;Level of perfomances improved;Audience increased;
Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels