Additionally, Kagame had a meeting with Don Peebles, the founder, chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, a prominent private real estate investment and development company.
Their conversation centered around potential investment opportunities in Rwanda. The Peebles Corporation is headquartered in New York, Miami, and Washington DC and was established in 1983. The company has been involved in various infrastructure projects in the United States, including hotels and roads, with one notable project being the 90-storey Affirmation Tower.
Among others, President Kagame engaged in talks with Barry Segal, the founder of the Segal Family Foundation (SFF), alongside Dolly Segal and Martin Segal, SFF’s Board Chair. These discussions followed the 10th Annual Meeting of the Segal Family Foundation, which took place in Kigali in July of this year. They deliberated on the ongoing investments that SFF has made, impacting organizations worldwide, including 60 in Rwanda.
While the Segal Family Foundation is based in the USA, it operates in over 20 Sub-Saharan African countries, supporting approximately 200 community development projects. SFF provides training and financial support.
Established in 2004, the foundation expanded its presence to Rwanda after Barry Segal’s visit to the country in 2007. In Rwanda, the Rwanda Segal Family Foundation collaborates with other organizations, such as iDebate, which organizes debates to enhance students’ skills, and Solid’Africa, an organization that assists patients at various hospitals across Rwanda.