ICT boosts Rwandan economy
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, said SMART Rwanda Days provides a unique platform for participants to consider the progress that the contribution that ICT sector has made towards national development and renew strategies and partnerships to advance the country’s unstoppable move towards a knowledge economy by 2020.
SMART Rwanda Days sends a signal to all the actors in the development arena to check how "Smart" they are in their respective domains. The focus remains on the role of innovation in transforming Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Government Service Delivery and Business in general, especially Financial Services.
Minister Nsengimana stressed that “For the Smart Rwanda Days specifically this year we chose ‘Digitising Rwanda’ as a theme, in recognition of the fact that Africa’s digital economies are growing faster than traditional sectors and the potential for an even bigger contribution to national GDPs is yet to be unleashed".