Kigali’s City Mayor – Pudence Rubingisa and the Mayor of Paris – Anne Hidalgo approved a Five Year partnership in Technologies, Innovation and Culture
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The City Mayor of Paris was in Rwanda for the 41st General Assembly of the Association Internationale de Maires Francophones (AIMF), a symposium that carries concurrently mayors in the French-speaking nations.
The alliance commitment will discern the two municipalities exchange understandings and specialists in urban programs improving digital entrepreneurship and innovation. Similarly, it strives at motivating incubators and structures that improve innovations in the two cities to jointly establish projects and events. It moreover comprises exchange of experiences and expertise in the fields of promoting youth entrepreneurship, innovation, digital technology, technology transfer and the growth of creative assistance given to the population.
Subsidizing policies for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the two cities, affecting the university networks and research academies of two cities in the search for innovative antidotes as well as stimulating access to digital professions among girls and women in two cities are among the actions of cooperation. Mayor Hidalgo on July 20th, 2021
toured Kigali Genocide Memorial – the final resting place for more than 250,000 gulls of the Genocide against the Tutsi. She also toured the memorial garden at the NyanzaKicukiro Genocide Memorial.
She applauded the endeavors of the memorial to preserve the annals of the genocide executed against the Tutsi. AIMF was founded in 1979 and Rwanda joined in 1987 originally with Kigali city. Since then, three other Rwandan cities, comprising Rubavu, Rusizi and Nyanza have enrolled the group.
Yet, with Rwanda formulating more auxiliary cities, Rubingisa let out, they predict Muhanga, Huye and Nyagatare to enlist during the 2020’s committee. AIM has financed the building of fifteen health centers and two maternity wards in Kigali, Rusizi and Rubavu cities.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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