The forum hosted over 100 heads of state and world leaders from over 85 countries since it was first established in 2003 by President Lee C. Bollinger.
In his address, Kagame shared Rwanda’s home-made recipe for sustainable development.
"Exactly four years ago, the topic was how to speed up and sustain development. In Rwanda, the recipe has three main ingredients: smart policy, finding the money to put those policies into effect, and good politics." he said.
Kagame was last at Columbia University in September 2015 where he addressed the International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD).