Strengthening Inclusive Education in the Rwandan Education System


The Strengthening Inclusive Education in the Rwandan Education System (SIERES) study was conducted in 2023 under the Expert Advisory Call Down Service 2 Lot1: Women and Girls – a framework designed to provide timely, high quality inputs to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

The aim of the SIERES study was to compile learning from the Building Learning Foundations (BLF) programme, to strengthen understanding on what works to promote inclusive education systems and improve learning outcomes for children with disabilities in Rwanda. A key part of the study was an assessment on the roles of Special Needs Education Coordinators (SNECOs) and Inclusive Education Focal Teachers (IEFTs) and the capacity-development materials they have used.

This report consolidates the findings of the study and provides recommendations for strengthening inclusive education in Rwanda, to inform FCDO and other key stakeholder in inclusive education to advocate for, and support, government and partners with inclusive education policy implementation and development and inform future inclusive education initiatives in Rwanda.