Tag: Rwanda News

Registrar General Richard Kayibanda speaking to media during the Patent Cooperation Treaty regional seminar in Kigali


The WIPO Regional Seminar on Patent Cooperation Treaty and Patentscope for African Countries has begun today at the Kigali Convention Center. The three-day event, which has attracted participants from innovation and research centers, lawyers and other key stakeholders, aims to spur scientific development and innovation in Africa. WIPO (World Intellectual ... Read More
December 10, 2018Maurice Twahirwa
Denise Umunyana, co-founder of Right Seat Ltd. (on mic) participates in a panel discussion on the investment opportunities in the Southern province during the forum on 8th December 2018


The first ever Southern Province Investor Forum took place in Huye District this weekend with RDB encouraging members of both the local and international business community to invest in the province. The Forum, which attracted over 300 people from the private sector, government and civil society, was organized by the Southern ... Read More
December 8, 2018Maurice Twahirwa
Ishimwe Gasana Ritha, one of the winners of Temberurwanda15 competition with the endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda


RDB (Rwanda Development Board) yesterday gave 7 local 15 year olds, who were accompanied by their guardians, a unique gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park as part of its efforts to instill a culture of conservation in Rwandan youth. Selected through a competition that was announced by RDB during this ... Read More
December 3, 2018Maurice Twahirwa
RDB CEO Clare Akamanzi delivers closing remarks at the just concluded Kigali Audio Visual Forum


The first annual Kigali Audiovisual Forum concluded on a high note today at the Kigali Convention Center. The first of its kind in the region, the three-day Kigali Audiovisual Forum brought together over 300 delegates from 20 countries across the world in order to discuss the trends in the sector, map ... Read More
November 23, 2018Maurice Twahirwa
Winners of the RDB Business Excellence Awards 2017 alongside other public and private sector officials pose for a group photo


In a bid to recognize the private sector’s essential role in growing Rwanda’s economy, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will on 18th January 2019 celebrate the ‘RDB Business Excellence Awards 2018’ at the Kigali Convention Center. The categories that will be awarded this year are; Investor of the Year, Exporter of the ... Read More
November 14, 2018Maurice Twahirwa
HE Paul Kagame President of Rwanda and Jack Ma Alibaba Group Executive Chairman during the official launch of the Electronic World Trade Platform in Kigali


Kigali, Rwanda – Today, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in support of ... Read More
October 31, 2018Maurice Twahirwa


Kigali, Rwanda – As part of its strategy to forge further partnerships as well as increased Qatari investment in the country, the Government of Rwanda today welcomed a high-level Qatari delegation led by H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Thani Al-Thani, a member of the Qatar Ruling Family and Director of Regional ... Read More
October 31, 2018Maurice Twahirwa
Visitors trekking mountain gorilla in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park


When the change in gorilla permit fees was announced on 6, May 2017, RDB stated that tourists who, in addition to gorilla trekking, also visited either Nyungwe National Park and Akagera National Park for a minimum of three days during the low season(November-May) would receive a discount of 30%. This ... Read More
September 29, 2018Maurice Twahirwa