Hundreds of ICT experts are gathering in Kigali, store http://dakarlives.com/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php Rwanda on Thursday for the two-day second edition of SMART Days Rwanda.
The event comes as the country re-doubles its efforts to digitise and take advantage of the opportunities ITC provides for sustainable development.
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Officials told Chimpreports the gathering aims to stimulate debate on how Rwanda can leverage Information Communication Technologies for economic transformation in line with Vision 2020.
Keynote speakers at the conference will include President Paul Kagame and Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The conference will also feature high-level panel discussions on Digital Payments, the Internet Economy, Content Localisation, Digital Innovation and more.
SMART Rwanda Days is being held at the Serena Hotel, Kigali under the theme “Digitising Rwanda”.
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, said SMART Rwanda Days provides a unique opportunity for participants to brainstorm and conceive ideas that represent what Rwanda wants to achieve, especially as the deadline for Vision 2020 draws nearer.
“With SMART Rwanda Days, we bring all development practitioners in the sector together with IT suppliers and operators to discuss how to use technology to fast track the transformation that the country is going through.”
He added: “For the Smart Rwanda Days specifically this year we chose the topic of “Digitising Rwanda” in recognition that today we are realizing that ICT is playing a bigger role in contributing to country’s GDP and Rwanda is starting next from 2015 to 2020 the last 5 years”.
The conference is organised by the Ministry of Youth and ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority.
The ITU, World Bank, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Internet Society (ISOC), VISA and CNBC are among the organising partners.
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The self-proclaimed Big Size who is known for being an ardent supporter of Museveni while entertaining the delegates that had turned up for the forum dedicated the moving song to the president as a way of thanking him (Museveni) for his outstanding contribution to the country.
President Museveni was endorsing Regenerative Urban Development at the 4th Future of Cities Forum.
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Bebe Cool who was backed by his band as usual put on a touching and great performance as the delegates sang along.
Uganda becomes the first country in Africa to host the forum.