Rwanda Internet Governance Forum, (RWIGF) 03 November 2022, Marriot Hotel - Kigali

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Resilient Internet for a shared sustainable and common future

Rwanda Internet Governance Forum-RWIGF is a forum that brings together a wide spectrum of stakeholders from public and private sector stakeholders along the entire civil society and academia to discuss pertinent issues, opportunities and frameworks needed to be a digital nation. RWIGF is supported by Rwanda Internet Community and Technology Alliance (RICTA) as a neutral secretariat, endorsed by the RW-IGF multistakeholder organizing committee. RICTA plays a vital role in coordinating all stakeholders of the forum to provide a platform to maximize the opportunity for open and inclusive dialogue and the exchange of ideas on Internet governance (IG).

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Our Speakers

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Theme: "Resilient Internet for a shared sustainable and common future"

MINISTER OF ICT AND INNOVATION
PAULA INGABIRE
MINICT MINISTER OF ICT AND INNOVATION

Prior to her appointment, Minister Ingabire served as Head of the ICT Business Development Department of the Rwanda Development Board and Coordinator of the Kigali Innovation City Project. Minister Ingabire also worked as the Smart Africa coordinator, an initiative that seeks to leverage broadband infrastructure to drive Africa’s socio-economic growth. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Engineering & Sloan School of Management, in System Design and Management and holds a BS in Computer Engineering and Information Technology from the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology.

UNICEF Representative - Rwanda.
Ms. Julianna Lindsey
UNITED NATIONS UNICEF Representative - Rwanda.

Ms. Julianna Lindsey serves as UNICEF’s Country Representative to Rwanda, having previously been Representative to Botswana and to SADC. Ms. Lindsey, a national of the United States of America, has worked with UNICEF since 1998, including as Chief of Advocacy, Communications, Monitoring, and Analysis based in Ghana (2008-2012) and as Deputy Representative in South Africa (2005-2008). She has also worked for UNICEF in the Emergency Operations Division of Headquarters (2003-2005); in Khartoum, Sudan (1998-1999); and as part of Operation Lifeline Sudan based from Lokichokkio and Nairobi, Kenya (1999-2003). In addition, Ms. Lindsey has served as Vice President for Programmes at Women for Women International (WfWI), based in Washington D.C., USA (2013-2015). Ms. Lindsey also worked for the International Rescue Committee in Khartoum, Sudan (1997-1998) and for the German Bundestag (1992-1994). She volunteered as a human rights observer with the Communities of Population in Resistance in Guatemala in 1995. Ms. Lindsey holds a BA degree from Davidson College, a Masters from Georgetown University, and a Masters from the School of Advanced International Study at Johns Hopkins University. She speaks English, German, and basic Spanish.

Emerging Technologies Senior Technologist
Victor MUVUNYI
Ministry of ICT and Innovation. Emerging Technologies Senior Technologist

Victor is currently working as Emerging Technologies Senior Technologist at the Ministry of ICT and Innovation. He has a background in electrical and electronics engineering and holds a Masters degree in Global ICT policy from Pusan National University.

CEO
INGABIRE MWIKARAGO
RICTA CEO

Ingabire is currently the CEO of Rwanda Internet Community and Technology Alliance(RICTA) and she has been in the organization for more than 10 years. Prior to the CEO's position, she was RICTA's IT Manager.

CEO
Col. DAVID KANAMUGIRE
NCSA CEO

David KANAMUGIRE is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cyber Security Agency. Prior to This appointment, he was the director of technology in the Ministry of Defence

Project Lead AI/ML
ALAIN NDAYISHIMIYE
C4IR – Rwanda Project Lead AI/ML

Ndayishimiye Alain is currently the project lead for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at The Centre for AI Policy and Innovation (C4IR – Rwanda), where he leads in the co-designing, testing, and refining of governance protocols and policy frameworks that accelerate the adoption of Artificial intelligence while minimizing their potential negative impact. Before his current role, Mr. Ndayishimiye Alain was a serial entrepreneur with several IT startups under his name that focused on delivering cutting-edge solutions using Machine Learning and Blockchain technologies. Alain holds a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Machine Learning specializing in data mining from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science from Buena Vista University Storm Lake, Iowa. Alain also serves as a board member of the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB).

Technology Innovation and Intellectual Analyst
Dr. DIDACIENNE MUKANYILIGIRA
NCST Technology Innovation and Intellectual Analyst

She is currently a Technology Innovation and Intellectual Analyst at the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), Rwanda, and Chairperson of the Board at The Rwanda Energy Group Limited (REG).

Dean School of Computing and Information Technology
Dr. JEAN BAPTISTE MBANZABUGABO
UoK Dean School of Computing and Information Technology

DR. MBANZABUGABO Jean Baptiste has almost 13 years of working in the academic environment, His professional experience has been a blend of managerial as senior academic staff, researcher, and teaching staff; all three aspects combined offered him a distinguished career earmarked in education service, teaching, curriculum development, review and academic research in particular. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)-Rwanda, a Master of Computer Applications from Bangalore University and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Annamalai University from India; and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Atlantic International University-United States of America.

CEO
CHRISTIAN MUHIRWA
BSC CEO

Christian Muhirwa is the Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Systems Corporation(BSC). He is 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 the growth of the Internet in Africa.

Head of Cluster Digital Transformation & Digital Economy
Norman Schräpel
GIZ Rwanda Head of Cluster Digital Transformation & Digital Economy

Norman is the Head of Cluster Digital Transformation & Digital Economy GIZ Rwanda. He is a digital visionary, very hands-on, and genuinely interested in doing tech for good

seasoned Media Professional
JACKIE LUMBASI
ROYAL FM seasoned Media Professional

Jackie Lumbasi is a seasoned Media Professional with a wealth of experience spanning over 17 years in Uganda and Rwanda, serving people through live programs that focus on entertaining, informing, and educating her audience. Jackie engages in activities and programs that focus on Self Improvement, Personal Development, and Motivation. Over the last four years, she has built one of the biggest and most listened-to breakfast shows in Rwanda and EA (online). When not on air, she offers support to the Sales and Marketing Department. Jackie is energetic and ambitious! She has worked on Radio, TV, and Print and is excellent at working with others to achieve a certain objective on time and with excellence. Jackie has been nominated for and won numerous awards including Best of the Best Awards, The Media Challenge Awards, and Women's Choice Awards Africa, among others.

Project Consultant
ROBERT N. FORD
PSF Project Consultant

Information Technology expert/consultant with special area of interest in e-Government solutions & ICTs for Regional Integration. Vast experience in Television Journalism, Public Relations, and communications with a combined experience of 20 years in Rwanda and the east African Region.

CEO
ALEX NTALE
Rwanda ICT Chamber CEO

Alex is the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda ICT Chamber. He is passionate about innovation, technology, financial markets, and their role in solving global challenges.

Our Agenda

Have a look at our IGF 2022 Agenda, that Will discuss on Resilient Internet for a shared sustainable and common future