Rwanda Internet Governance Forum, (RWIGF) 30 November 2021, Lemigo Hotel - Kigali

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Internet in Post COVID-19 era-Lessons learned.

RWIGF forum brings together public and private sector stakeholders along the entire civil society to discuss pertinent issues, opportunities and frameworks needed to be a digital nation.

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Our Speakers

Chief Executive Officer
Christian MUHIRWA
BSC Chief Executive Officer

A technology executive with a long history in the Rwandan Internet community. He's experienced in digital infrastructure development, establishing and developing long term partnerships, and finding creative technical and business solutions to support growth of Internet in Africa.

Rwanda National Police Spokesperson and the commissioner for Public Relations and Media.
CP JB Kabera
Rwanda National Police Rwanda National Police Spokesperson and the commissioner for Public Relations and Media.

CP John Bosco KABERA is the Rwanda National Police Spokesperson and the commissioner for Public Relations and Media. He has 31 years of experience in military and policing, and holds a bachelor’s degree in administration. He held different command and staff positions in both the Military and Police. CP John Bosco Kabera is married with two children.

General Manager of ICT Regulation
Charles Gahungu
RURA General Manager of ICT Regulation

Charles Gahungu is the General Manager of ICT Regulation at RURA. He also served as Chief Technology Officer at KTRN Prior to that, charles served as Head of Technical Planning Department at BSC

Co-Founder & CEO
Albert MUNYABUGINGO
Vuba Vuba Africa LTD Co-Founder & CEO

Albert Munyabugingo Co-Founder & CEO Vuba Vuba Africa LTD since January 2020 Prior to to this Albert has been in the E-commerce sector since 2014 on different positions including being the Managing Director of Jumia Food Rwanda from June 2017 to December 2019 Albert holds a bachelor degree in Networking from AUCA

Senior Producer and Presenter
Egidie INGABIRE
RBA Senior Producer and Presenter

I graduated in Journalism and Communication from the National University of Rwanda (NUR); I worked as the Chief Editor with Rwandan Parliament Radio (Inteko Radio) for 2 years. Am currently working as Senior Producer and Presenter at The National Television (Rwanda Broadcasting Agency) Before joining the parliament I worked as communication Consultant for PSI-Rwanda an international NGO that fights HIV/Aids. Throughout my job career I acquired much experience in development journalism, media management and Communication Strategies. I am the Chairperson of ARFEM and a Champion of the Graça Machel's Women in Media Network

Chief Executive Officer
Alex Ntare
ICT CHAMBER Chief Executive Officer

Alex Ntare is Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda ICT Chamber where his work involves bridging the gap between private and public sector players in the ICT industry as well as overseeing and establishing new innovation centres for technology startups among them KLAB, Fablab Rwanda and a new Applied Research Labs. Before ICT Chamber Alex was a freelancer software developer and lecturer at Université Libre de Kigali, in faculty of Finance and Banking. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Investment and Quantitative Finance from the University of Westminster in United Kingdom, a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Business Information Technology from National Computing Centre (NCC Education) in UK as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Makerere University in Uganda.

Independent ICT and Media Consultant
ROBERT NKUSI FORD
Consultancy Independent ICT and Media Consultant

● ICT4D Consultant – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 2016 - 2019 ● Consultant – East African Digitalisation Project – CINET@EA (GIZ) 2019 ● Consultant - Expanding ONA to the EAC and Development of EAC guidelines on cross-border financial transactions - Support to East African Market Driven and People Centered Integration (SEAMPEC) by GIZ (2019 – September 2020) ● Consultant - TMEA Regional E-Commerce Project (2018 - 2019) ● Chief Coordinator, NCTA (Northern Corridor Technology Alliance) (2014 - 2018) ● Consultant - Scoping Study on the Implementation of the Niger 2.0 and the Operationalization of the Sadore Innovation and Technology hub (AfDB) ● Special Advisor – ICT Chamber Board ● Project Lead – Design Development and Implementation of the Rwanda Local Government Portal with 30 District Websites and several Ministries’ web portals (2007 - 2010) ● Project Lead – Migration of Rwanda web presence from multiple Content management Systems to the National Standard Typo3 (2010 - 2011) ● Public Relations Officer – RwandaTel (2000 - 2001) ● Director, Production, Programs & Broadcasting – ORINFOR (Now Rwanda Broadcasting Agency) 1995 – 2000 ● TV/Documentaries producer, Uganda Television service – 1991 – 1993 ● Documentaries producer, MediaPlus – 1993 - 1995 ● Bureau Chief – JATIB (Japan African Technology Investment Bureau – 2017-2019) ● Board member AFRINIC – The Internet Numbers Registry for Africa (2019)

Ag.Director of Commercial unit and E-commerce Project Coordinator
Ildephonse NSHIMYUMUREMYI
National Post Office Ag.Director of Commercial unit and E-commerce Project Coordinator

Ildephonse NSHIMYUMUREMYI is Ag.Director of Commercial unit and E-commerce Project Coordinator at National Post Office, a Government Institution that deals with transport of couriers, mails and packages at National and International level. Previously, Ildephonse was working as marketing officer and later was nominated as Ag.Director; He has a solid experience, knowledge and acquired skills in Digital business development, E-commerce and crowd logistics with strong partnership with different companies and training. He graduated with honors from the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics with a degree in Business Administration.

Head of Communications and Marketing
Fiona KAMIKAZI
I&M Bank Head of Communications and Marketing

Fiona is a Communications professional (Head of Communications and Marketing at I&M Bank) and a digital marketing advisor for various companies in Rwanda. She is a political enthusiast, a part time blogger and a poet.

Founder & CEO
Pearl UMUHOZA KIRABYO
Yummy-N-Fresh Founder & CEO

My Name is Pearl Umuhoza Kirabyo I’m the Founder & CEO of Yummy-N-Fresh , I also work for an International School (Excella School) as the Montessori Program manager. I started Yummy-N-Fresh in 2017 after I transformed my life by exercising & eating healthy on a regular basis. I gained a passion for cooking healthy meals which inspired me to start a business, the mission of Yummy-N-Fresh is to offer healthy food that tastes good and inspire people to be healthy. Yummy-N-Fresh currently delivers meals across Kigali, offers healthy meals & beverage packages, and operates a snack bar where we serve our healthy meals in partnership with Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali. In the near future, We’d like to open a bigger professional kitchen, open our own store, and create partnerships that will inspire, educate and create a community that continues to encourage people to change their lifestyles.

Division Manager Research, Innovation and Data Science Division
Noella BIGIRIMANA
Rwanda Biomedical Centre Division Manager Research, Innovation and Data Science Division

Noella currently leads the Research, Innovation and Data Science Division at Rwanda Biomedical Centre – Rwanda’s national health implementation agency – which coordinates national health programs, including the COVID-19 response. Noella previously served as a Precision Medicine Fellow at the World Economic Forum, where she focused on co-designing policy and governance approaches to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies such as precision medicine and AI/Machine Learning in low-resource settings. She has previously worked as consultant for WHO and USAID-funded projects in Rwanda and Guinea-Conakry in the post-Ebola period. Noella serves on the Advisory Boards of the AI Transparency Institute, the Youth Combating NTDs, and is a former World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health and Society from Cornell University, and a Master’s degree in International Health Policy and Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University

Head of Department of ICT in Education
Dr Christine Niyizamwiyitira
Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) Head of Department of ICT in Education

Dr Christine Niyizamwiyitira is the Head of Department of ICT in Education at the Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB). Christine is directly responsible for ICT in Education implementation, this includes but not limited to the provision of e-learning platforms, digital content, learning devices as well as other technology tools to support curriculum implementation at basic education level. She envisages a world that benefiting from teaching and learning opportunities presented by technology towards a safe and protective technology based education which increase access and equity to quality education.

Our Agenda