Building Wakanda: Africa’s search for the next Einstein

“When we started investing in ICT around the year 2000, many people thought it was a joke. They would say ‘how can you start investing in ICT when people have no food, no education, no access to hospitals?’,” says H.E President Paul Kagame giving his keynote speech at the NEF Global Gathering 2018.

“The answer at that time was that Rwanda didn’t have the luxury of setting priorities, everything was a priority for us. And ICT related to every other aspect we were thinking about. He added.

More than 1,600 people have gathered in the Rwandan capital of Kigali for the second edition of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), a three-day science and technology event. Rwanda has been lauded for its educational reform over the past 20 years, having invested heavily in becoming a knowledge-based economy in which information and communication technology (ICT) play a big role. Read more