President Kagame has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa to attend the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) EDGE; YPO’s largest flagship event. Hosted on a different continent each year, EDGE convenes around 2,500 participants to address key issues in business, politics, science, technology, philanthropy and the humanities.
The President is expected to hold a fireside chat moderated by former YPO International Chairman, McKeel Hagerty. President Kagame will also attend a dinner with President Ramaphosa of South Africa.
Held under the theme ‘Introducing the Life of RE’ – a life of constant upgrade and improvement (RE-ignite, RE-skill, RE-tool, RE-boot, and RE-invent, etc.) the two day gathering aims to provide opportunities, support and inspiration for young leaders as they reinvent themselves and their industries.
YPO is the largest global network of business leaders with more than 24,000 members in more than 130 countries.
President Kagame has received YPO delegations in Rwanda several times before and has participated in different events organised by YPO globally. The organization awarded President Kagame with the Global Leadership Award in March 2003.
The last YPO visit to Kigali took place in November 2018 with 80-member of the organisation from across the globe including Belgium, USA, Monaco, Luxembourg, Lebanon, UK, Kenya and the Great Lakes YPO Chapter which brings together members from Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, DR Congo and South Sudan.