Transform Africa Summit 2017 which has been held in Kigali, Rwanda since Wednesday has closed on a high note with with various cooperation agreements worth USD 100 million signed.
The Summit was attended by 4000 participants from 80 countries and 300 private companies from across the world.
Dr. Hamadoun Touré, the Executive Director of Smart Africa which organized the summit said it was attended by a large number of participants compared to previous summits since 2013.
A book dubbed ‘Smart Cities Blue Print’ was unveiled during the summit, detailing right structural set up of cities equipped with technology in every sector and the role it plays in service delivery. The summit also hosted various sessions bringing together over 300 city leaders, session regarding women in technology and hosted Miss Geek Africa 2017 awarding outstanding girl in technology projects.
As the Summit closed , Rwanda and Niger signed agreements in information, communication and technology.
The president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou who presided over the closure of Transform Africa 2017 lauded transformations apparent in Rwanda and appreciated president Paul Kagame for good governance increasingly bringing reforms in Rwanda.
The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana thanked participants for the deliberations and sponsorship.