ICT officials from different countries are converging here in Kigali for a high level conference on the role of ICT in sustainable national development.
Participants are discussing on challenges on the use of ICT and how such constraints can be addressed.
Minister in the President’s office Ignance Gatare while officiating the meeting said that Rwanda considers ICT as one of the sources of national development.
He said Rwanda aspires to be regional ICT hub in Eastern and central Africa. He continues to note that currently all sectors of the country have embraced ICT use.
170 delegates from 35 countries are attending the conference.
The conference was organised in partnership with Catholic relief services.
Jennifer Nazaire, CRS country representative for Rwanda, said her agency supported Rwanda in organising of the conference because the government of Rwanda has the commitment to the development of ICT, and this can be seen in 5 year plans developed and executed.
She however cited challenges such as lack of knowledge and capacity to the development of ICT use in the country.
On the final day of the conference, presentations will be made on contributions of telecommunications to national development, with focus on mobile money, and mobile banking.
170 delegates from 35 countries in Kigali for CRS ICT meeting
March 28, 2012 by John Rivera