Dear Stakeholders,
I bring you warm greetings from the United States Rwandan Community Abroad (USRCA). As we begin a new
journey and a two-year mandate, the USRCA Executive Team is committed to shaping a new destiny building
on our predecessors’ work. Our determination, resolve, and zeal has never been more important.

We call on all Rwandans to join us in reimagining how we can be change makers and assume the
responsibility and honor to play roles in Rwanda’s continued transformation.
Our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan will be built on strong pillars that include Domestic Policy that is centered
towards professionalizing our way of business and building strong foundations for our local RCA chapters
around the United States.

Secondly, we will put a great emphasis on building Foreign Policy that focuses on building strong partnerships
with Congress, Senate, local government business sector, academia, civil society tailored to strengthen
bilateral ties between Rwanda and the United States.

Thirdly, we will embark on a Gender Empowerment Policy that promotes Gender Equity as well as laying a
the strong vision that encourages more young girls and mothers to maximize their God-given potentials and

Last but not least, we will create strong platforms for innovation, creativity, capacity building to equip the
youth with the skills and resources necessary to address challenges of sustainable growth, and projects that
are centered towards their contribution to the 2050 Rwanda Development Goals.

In the coming months, we will be building on these pillars and calling on each of our members and supporters
to join us in this work. We aim to fully realize our empowered and dignified destiny driven by our USRCA motto
loosely translated in Kinyarwanda as “Twigire Twihesha Agaciro”. I look forward to working with you as we
shape a new legacy in the history of the United States Rwandan Community Abroad.


John Y. Musiine
USRCA President, 2019-2021
Turikumwe | We are Together | On est ensemble | Tuko Pamoja