The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has said that ‘Transform Africa Summit 2017’to be held in Rwanda next month will require interested participants to pay earlier between USD 200 and 500.
In a press briefing held yesterday , Nsengimana reiterated that Transform Africa Summit 2017 is being organized by the government of Rwanda in collaboration with Smart Africa Secretariat .It will be held for the third time and is slated between 10 -12 May to be attended by 3000 participants .
Participants include heads of state, government officials, private investors and youth from various countries to discuss on developing smart cities, use of technology in service delivery, security maintenance, making follow up of activities and enhance development of Africans.
“That is why we organized dyadic payments. There is a common platform where a person pays USD 200 (Rwf167 000) to attend all usual discussions. However, those in need of support to be connected with partners will pay USD 500(Rwf419 000),”he added.
Minister Nsengimana explained that it is another platform of promoting national economy.
“Hosting a meeting or organizing it the way we did is something in which we have to get benefits and making much easier for private investors and Smart Africa organization based in Rwanda benefit from it,” he said.
Rwanda has committed to building institutional capacities that enable key players to earn from Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) where it’s expected to earn USD 55 million.
Under Transform Africa Summit 2017, exhibitions and professional and inspirational talks, women summit on technology and the association Smart Africa cities’ leaders will be held.
Youth with will exhibit technology innovations, arts, and host African competition of girls advanced in technology presenting their works along with offering Miss Geek Africa awards.
President Paul Kagame is expected to be the first head of state among 17 countries constituting Smart Africa to present a report of achievements and provide guidelines on possible improvements in other countries in Transform Africa 2017.