“In Rwanda, we are building our economy with technology”
“Each African village should create its own Tech Hub! “. According to the Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda must see the future in “Smart”. In this small Central African country where 60% of the population is under 25, technological innovation has emerged as a key sector of development. Example: in addition to “mobile banking”, public transport will soon all be equipped with Wi-Fi connections and the public service is preparing to digitize its services.
On the start-up side, the Ministry of ICT has promised to support young entrepreneurs with the launch in spring 2016 of a venture capital fund that will weigh more than $ 100 million. In an interview with Le Monde Afrique, Jean Philbert Nsengimana returns to Rwanda’s technological performance, on the sidelines of the Pan-African conference TransformAfrica 2015.
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