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About Us

Welcome To Rwanda Animal Welfare Organization - RAWO

We care about animal welfare in Rwanda.

The Rwanda Animal Welfare Organization (RAWO) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in the Northern Province, Musanze district of Rwanda. RAWO has received official working permits from the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). It comprises animal welfare enthusiasts – mainly, but not exclusively, veterinarians and public health professionals.

Our areas of intervention

Improving farm animal welfare

RAWO is dedicated to advancing animal welfare in Rwanda.


We use education and communication to engage the local community in the Five Freedoms (Five Needs) of animals.


We work with key stakeholders to ensure that animal welfare is always considered in local, regional and national decision-making.

Dog population management

We work towards ensuring the management of dog populations humanely.

Environmental conservation

We work for the attainment of sustainable development through improved environmental conservation and public health.


We investigate the implications of technology and prompt research on achieving better wellbeing of humans and animals.

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News & Blogs

Livestock farmers in Rwanda are urged to comply with the five freedoms of animal welfare to ensure quality and enough production. The …

Poultry farmers in Bugesera district have embarked on a journey to champion animal welfare, particularly in the context of poultry farming and …

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