Kagame in Qatar for Information Technology Conference

On 29 October 2019 at 10:10

President Paul Kagame has arrived in Doha where he is expected to attend the Qatar Information Technology Conference & Exhibition (QITCOM2019) hosted by the Qatar Ministry of Transport and Communication, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim BinHamad, , the Emir of Qatar; Rwanda’s presidency has tweeted.

The fifth edition of Qatar Information Technology and Communication Conference and Exhibition is running from 29th to 1st November under the theme “Safe Smart Cities”.

QITCOM 2019 is showcasing innovative and various technologies by creating a knowledge-sharing platform for technology providers, policy-makers, industry experts and thought-leaders.

More than 100 speakers from 30 countries will address this four-day long high-profile event which is being organized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC).

More than 400 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products and services. Spread over an area of 25,000sqm, the event will feature 15 pavilions of which seven will be from the United States, United Kingdom, Oman, Jordan, Italy, Armenia, and Rwanda. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to visit the event. QITCOM 2019 will enable participants to review the latest smart technology solutions and share knowledge.

MoTC Pavilion is at the heart of the QITCOM Exhibition. Visitors will be able to discover the latest programs and innovations from MoTC that are continuously enhancing the quality of daily life in Qatar. Displays will showcase the work of land transport, maritime transport, information technology, digital society development, and cybersecurity.

Some of Rwanda’s companies attending the summit include AC Group, Ampersand, BSC, Irembo, Pascal Technology, QT Software, and Wastezon. Rwanda tech companies are attending for the first time.

World Economic Forum shows that 65% will be living in cities by 2040.

Rwanda’s 2017-2024 agenda targets 35% Rwandans dwelling in cities up from 18.4 % of the past two years.

Rwanda is the pioneer of Smart Cities aimed at mobilizing Governments on the continent to integrate technology in city budget planning.

Today, Rwanda has embraced technology in different services like CCTV, Tap &Go CARDS, Irembo online service delivery platform, and e-recruitment among others.

Kagame met with Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani last in the USA attending the 74th UN General Assembly.

Emir Al Thani was in Rwanda on April 2019 for a three-day working visit.

During his visit to Rwanda, foru cooperation agreements were signed in the areas of culture, sports, tourism, trade, and air transport services.

On the second day of the visit, President Kagame with Qatar Emir also visited Akagera National Park which is home to the big five animals including rhinos, lion, buffalo, elephant, and leopard.

President Paul Kagame has arrived in Doha where he is expected to attend the Qatar Information Technology Conference & Exhibition