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Kagame to Deliver Lecture on Rwanda’s Tourism, Agriculture at Top Global Summit

by Dan Ngabonziza
12:23 pm

President Paul Kagame will today, February 12, 2019, share Rwanda’s Tourism and Agriculture achievements to over 4000 participants including Heads of State and Government from over 100 countries.

Kagame will be speaking at the World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai – a forum dedicated to ‘shaping the future of governments’ worldwide with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity.

The 7th forum welcomed Rwanda, Estonia and Costa Rica as guest countries to share their progress in various sectors of development.

In Dubai, Kagame is also expected to meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces.

The World Government Summit aspires to improve the lives of citizens across the world by empowering institutions and decision-makers with the knowledge to shape a better future.

The forum is the only global organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments and setting the agenda for the next generation of governments worldwide.

Meanwhile, Rwanda’s Tourism and Agriculture have become strong drivers of the country’s economy.

Speaking this morning, Dr. Geraldine Mukeshimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture told participants that “The top employer of Rwandan society is agriculture, employing up to 70% of the population.”

Appearing on the same panel, Rwanda Development Board Deputy Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Hategeka outlined Rwanda’s policies that have pushed tourism.

For instance, he said, “Increasing sustainability in the tourism industry is supported by Rwanda’s implementation of the open-visa policy.”

Among several issues discussed at the this year’s forum which kicked off on Sunday good governance, digital ID and e-government, 4th Technology revolution as well as Artificial Intelligence and impact on routine jobs.