The business forum, held at the Kigali Convention Centre from January 29 to 31, 2023, serves as a platform for collaboration between UK and Rwandan business leaders, investors, government officials, and financial experts to explore opportunities for business partnerships in Rwanda’s growing economy.
The discussions involved prominent figures such as Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Johnston Busingye; the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Francis Gatare; and Prof. Nshuti Manasseh, Senior Advisor in the President’s Office.
This significant event provides Rwanda with the opportunity to showcase available investment opportunities. Participants engage in discussions covering various sectors, including agriculture, mining, infrastructure, industry, circular economy, and investment.
UK High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair, expressed that the forum paves the way for UK companies to invest in Africa, starting with Rwanda.
he UK has been collaborating with Rwanda in diverse areas, particularly in community development, through initiatives led by the British Department for International Development (DFID) and UK AID. DFID acknowledges Rwanda’s commitment to poverty eradication and overall development goals.
Rwanda, having joined the Commonwealth in 2009, continued to rebuild its economy and international relations, prioritizing initiatives for poverty eradication and comprehensive development, especially in the aftermath of the Genocide against the Tutsi.