Rwanda Rising


Commonwealth's key value proposition is increasing high quality deal flow for our investors.

Read below to learn more about our leading opportunities in Rwanda.


According to the Centre for Sustainable Cities, in 2012 16.5% of the Rwandan population was urban, and it is expected that the 2020 rate will rise to 35%. Likewise, Rwanda attracted $2B in domestic and foreign investments in 2018, up 17% from 2017. These realities provide an opportunity to make considerable returns from investing in real estate in Rwanda. RwandaLite’s venture seeks to acquire and hold real estate in Kigali, utilizing the land agriculturally to grow stevia, and selling the property when demand for land in the area rises to the point of surpassing its agricultural use. 

Impact Stories

Dale Dawson's Bridge to Rwanda

Commonwealth has formed an operating partnership with Bridge2Rwanda to build human capital through a fellowship of rising talented Rwandans and foreign direct investment strategies in Rwanda. 

BUV at Nova Farms

Commonwealth donated a Basic Utility Vehicle to enhance operations at Nova Farms. Click here to read more about BUV and click here to learn more about Nova Farms.


ISOKO Institute

The ISOKO Institute promotes entrepreneurship and private enterprise to build strong societies in Africa. ISOKO encourages entrepreneurs and investors to launch new businesses and to test their innovations in Africa’s marketplace. At the same time, ISOKO accelerates the impact of these on-ground innovations by providing a platform for scholars, advocates, and teachers to vigorously research results, to recognize inspiring role models and to promote best practices.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced ISOKO during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. ISOKO was represented by Dale Dawson, Jay Hein, and Michael Fairbanks.


ISOKO Forum 2011

Carnegie Mellon

On June 20, 2011 the ISOKO Institute partnered with Carnegie Mellon University and the State of Pennsylvania to host an event highlighting Africa’s potential as a partner in business. Forum speakers included Pradeep Khosla, Dean of CMU’s Engineering School; Dale Dawson, Chairman of ISOKO; Alain Mortha, Pennsylvania’s Global Operations Director; Andrea Redmond, CEO of J.P. Morgan; Dan Vogel, Advisor to the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board; and Sagamore’s own Jay Hein, President of Sagamore and Managing Director of ISOKO.

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