Kagame attends ‘Africa Rising’ Harvard University seminar

On 20 January 2021 at 10:58

President Paul Kagame yesterday attended the virtual ’Africa Rising Seminar’ that brought together students, lecturers and members of the community of Harvard Business School.

The seminar was organized by Harvard University from the United States of America.

Rwanda’s Presidency has via Twitter handle revealed that President Kagame attended the seminar and spoke to participants.

“President Kagame is now speaking on leadership at the virtually held Africa Rising Seminar with students, faculty and members of the community of Harvard Business School,” reads the Tweet.

Other participants who delivered talks include Andy Zelleke, a lecturer at Harvard School of Business and Nigerian businessman, Hakeem Belo-Osagie. Hakeem is also the chair of Metis Capital Partners an organisation focused on brokering and delivering attractive, large-ticket transactions in Africa to select blue chip international investment partners. He was once listed by Forbes Magazine as the richest man in Africa. Hakeem is among alumni of Harvard School of Business.

President Paul Kagame is among leaders who delivered talks at Harvard University in 2016 and 2017.

In August 2017, Kagame received a delegation of 56 top African executives undergoing a special programme at Harvard Business School in the United States.

The executives were undergoing a programme dubbed Senior Executives Program-Africa (SEPA) offered in collaboration with the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and University of Lagos Business School in Nigeria.

As part of the training, participants met with President Kagame who gave them personal insights on Rwanda’s development path, leadership strategy among other things.

At the time, Prof. Srikant Datar from Havard Business School said that the team was inspired by Kagame’s approach to addressing several challenges the country faced to be where it is.

Harvard is one of top global universities renowned for training executives and acquainting other students with deeper knowledge leadership skills, politics and business.