Rwanda Day takes place in Bonn, Germany today

On 5 October 2019 at 09:30

Thousands of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda from across Europe and beyond are convening in Bonn, Germany to mark this year’s edition of Rwanda Day under the theme “Rwanda25: Owning our Future”.

Participants will discuss Rwanda’s socio-economic progress and propose solutions to current and future challenges.

Over the last editions, Rwanda Day has brought together more than 35,000 Rwandans and Friends of Rwanda living in Europe, the US and other parts of the World. This year’s Rwanda Day will focus on three key topics; Ndi Umunyarwanda and Our Identity Journey, Rwanda Works! The Land of a million possibilities and opportunities, and Positioning Rwanda in today’s globalized world.

This edition has a special feature called the “Career Corner”; a career speed-dating event that offers activities to young professionals within the Rwanda Community Abroad. They will have the opportunity to hear from different professionals and Rwandans who recently returned home. They will also benefit from a demonstration of how the Kora Job Portal works and matchups with representatives from companies searching for talents.

These companies include the Bank of Kigali, I&M Bank, Carnegie Mellon University-Africa, Babyl, Cogebanque, Rwandair, the Business Development Fund, Bridge 2 Rwanda, Study in Rwanda, Westerwell, Garden Fresh, BBOX, Andela, Mara Phones, Irembo and Davis College Rwanda Akilah Campus and more.

Rwanda Day is the country’s biggest event held outside its borders, and one of the major factors that have kept Rwandans living abroad connected to the country and brought investors from various sectors. Rwanda Day has been held in the following cities: Brussels, Chicago, Paris, Boston, London, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Ghent, and now Bonn in Germany.