Rwanda’s rapidly industrialising economy is getting a R35 billion Silicon Valley
In November last year, inspired by Silicon Valley in the United States, the Rwandan government unveiled plans to build “Kigali Innovation City” in Kigali’s "Special Economic Zone".
Rwandan taxpayers and infrastructure investment platform Africa50 will finance the R35 billion (US$2 billion) project that will consist of universities, tech- and biotech firms as well as commercial centres.
(Related article: Rwanda is Building Africa’s Very Own Silicon Valley – Known as Kigali Innovation City, by Nicky Verd)
The rapidly industrialising economy of Rwanda is one the fastest-growing in the world, despite a near-total lack of natural resources.
Kieno Kammies interviewed international keynote speaker Nicky Verd.
Technology is driving retrenchments… When I lost my job… I reinvented myself… you can do it! Sitting and crying has never solved any problems.Nicky Verd
Rwanda… their history of genocide… they decided they won’t sit back and feel sorry for themselves because it happened to them… They do not blame foreigners or the rest of the world.Nicky Verd
They’re creating an innovation hub on a massive scale… creating their own Silicon Valley…Nicky Verd
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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