The partnership will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the progressive commitment between AIMS and BK for mutual benefits.
The partnership also sets a framework for both organisations to discuss the possibility for collaboration on the AIMS Industry Initiative strategic pillars including: Innovative Design and Thinking for African Solutions that allows AIMS graduates to work on top business challenges and propose innovative solutions including the design, prototypes for new products and services to support the Bank of Kigali’s innovation objectives, business operations and growth.
“We at AIMS are very proud and excited about this partnership with the Bank of Kigali. We believe that education is not something to be acquired in a vacuum. It must enable graduates to contribute tangibly to industry needs. An education in mathematical sciences, combined with industry experience, respond to the needs of Africa’s private sector and enables our graduates to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth story,” said Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of AIMS.
The partnership between the Bank of Kigali and AIMS includes collaboration on internship and employment opportunities and academic research applied to financial industry needs and the Bank of Kigali specific needs related to one or several of the following aspects: operational research, financial mathematics, climate and environmental science, big data, computer security, encryption, monitoring and evaluation.
“Education and innovation are two of the three pillars of Bank of Kigali’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. We are particularly excited about our new partnership with AIMS because it gives us an opportunity to directly support the training of the next generation of our country’s problem solvers through Science and research which are important to Rwanda’s development agenda,” said Dr. Diane Karusisi, Bank of Kigali Chief Executive Officer.
Under the new partnership, Bank of Kigali will provide AIMS access to facilities, datasets and other tools needed for research and specialised training programmes in accordance with the legal framework and procedures related to data access.