Rwanda to host digital innovation event
RWANDA| Oct. 18, 2012, 8:23 a.m.
Rwanda will host a conference and exhibition for young digital innovators from around the world. This was announced the Minister for Youth and Information Technology, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, at the Youth and Leaders Debate at ITU Telecom World 2012 this week.
The event, Transform Africa, will invite young innovators from across Africa and the globe to Kigali, Rwanda on March 18 – 22, 2013. Established in partnership with the ITU, Transform Africa will offer training, development and workshops to young entrepreneurs, plus high-level ministerial roundtable discussions and connections with investors in Rwanda and beyond.
"The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa has doubled in the past six years since ITU launched the Connect Africa initiative", said Minister Nsengimana. "In Rwanda, the increase has been ten-fold over the same time period."
This connectivity is already transforming the economic landscape of enterprises - Transform Africa will play an important role in taking this to the next generation, and to the next level.
Rwanda is participating in Telecom World to showcase ICT investment potential in the country. Eight local companies are being showcased at Rwanda’s exhibition space, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board.
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