President Paul Kagame has received an award in recognition of his efforts in supporting development rooted on science and technology in Rwanda and Africa.
He received it as he launched the 27th general meeting for the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) held in Rwanda from 14th to 17th November 2016 that brought together experts in science from 52 countries.
President Kagame has welcomed the award saying “The award is for all Rwandans playing a role in helping the country attain its current status,” he said.
Other experts having carried out research in various fields of Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology among others have also been recognized.
Some of awardees decorated with medals include Samira Omar from Kuwait, Prof Frank from England and Prof Jean Bosco Gahutu from Rwanda. Gahutu carried out research on bio-fortified beans among others.
Lee Feng Min from china who received an award in agriculture sector and immediately unveiled that received money will be used to promote sciences in Rwanda.
The biggest award 2016 TWAS-Lenovo Prize meant for excellent person in developing countries has been handed to a Chinese Prof Zano Dong Wang who also obtained , $100 000 provided by Lenovo.
TWAS was established in 1983 by a group of experts in science led by Abdus Salam from Pakistan who won a Nobel Prize. The aim was to promote science in developing countries to overcome problems of famine, epidemic diseases and poverty among others.