Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Rwandan President Paul Kagame to deliver Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon on September 16
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, will offer a keynote address to Carnegie Mellon University on Rwanda’s strategy for growth in the global economy followed by an interactive audience Q & A session. President Kagame will discuss Rwanda’s role as East Africa’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) nation. He will also discuss the collaborative role that a partnership with Carnegie Mellon will play in realizing this vision.
We invite you to take part in this event!
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
4:00 p.m. Doors open
4:45 p.m. All guests seated
5:00 p.m. Carnegie Mellon University
The Republic of Rwanda
A Partnership Ceremony
5:15 p.m. Keynote Address
Carnegie Mellon University campus
University Center, 2nd Floor
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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To attend the address on September 16, please submit your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 14, with your name and the number of persons attending.
To join the event online, please visit Carnegie Mellon’s website, where the address and partnership ceremony will be streamed online: http://www.cmu.edu/event/rwanda/.
About Paul Kagame:
Paul Kagame was sworn in as President of the Republic of Rwanda for a second seven-year term on September 6, 2010. He has received recognition for his leadership in peace building and reconciliation, development, good governance, promotion of human rights and women’s empowerment, and advancement of education and ICT. President Kagame currently serves as co-chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and as co-chair of the International Telecommunication Union’s Broadband Commission.
Under President Kagame’s leadership, Rwanda has become one of the most compelling stories of economic development with an average annual growth rate of 7% over the past 10 years. Often referred to as Africa’s biggest success story, Rwanda is projected to achieve—and possibly even surpass—its MDGs, which is largely attributed to its progressive ICT policy.
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