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Rwanda is Delighted to Host The 9th AWIEF Conference — Paula Ingabire

Hon. Paula Ingabire (right), Minister of ICT and Innovation of Rwanda and Ms. Irene Ochem, Founder & CEO of AWIEF, pose for a photo while at the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Kigali, Rwanda. (Courtesy Photo)

Hon. Paula Ingabire (right), Minister of ICT and Innovation of Rwanda and Ms. Irene Ochem, Founder & CEO of AWIEF, pose for a photo while at the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Kigali, Rwanda. (Courtesy Photo)

Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB) have confirmed their partnership with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) for its 9th annual conference, exhibition, and awards which will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre, in Rwanda from 9-10 November 2023.

Ms. Paula Ingabire, the Rwandan Minister of ICT and Innovation said, “As a country that understands the critical role of women in national development and transformation, Rwanda is delighted to host the 9th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference and Awards, in November.” Adding “We will be particularly interested in discussing practical solutions to accelerate Africa’s inclusive digital transformation and contribute to closing the gender gap.”

Ms. Janet Karemera, the CEO of Rwanda Convention Bureau commenting on the partnership said the Rwandan Government is looking forward to delivering a successful event and offering AWIEF guests a memorable experience in Rwanda.

AWIEF Founder and CEO, Irene Ochem expressed her gratitude toward the Rwandan Government noting that they are honored and delighted to partner with the Rwandan ICT Ministry and RCB in what they believe will be their most dynamic and engaging conference yet.

“We are excited to be working with RCB to bring our international speakers, guests, and delegates to Kigali, one of the most progressive cities in Africa right now,” she said. “We are looking forward to advancing our efforts in connecting and inspiring the African entrepreneurship ecosystem in this significant hub for business, technology, and innovation”

Ochem further noted that “The Ministry’s mission to address economic growth and poverty reduction through development and coordination of policies and programs related to information, technology, communication, innovation, and empowerment is closely aligned with AWIEF’s passion and purpose.”

Established in 2015, AWIEF has become one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology platform, bringing together more than 1,300 entrepreneurs and startups, industry experts, thought leaders, policy drivers, and change-makers from across Government, Corporate, and Development sectors for impactful discussions and dialogue on new ideas, initiatives, strategies, and solutions to drive innovation, entrepreneurship, digitization, intra-Africa trade, investing, food security, climate action and sustainability and, ultimately, economic and social transformation in Africa.

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