Rwanda to Chair World Summit on the Information Society

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Rwanda has been elected to chair The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in the Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The candidacy of Rwanda represented by Minister Nsengimana was proposed by Houlin Zhao, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union and confirmed through votes.

Speaking to media, Nsengimana said his mandate will be to ensure that the Forum runs smoothly and produces expected outcomes – concrete actions and results that contribute to driving SDGs through the use of ICT.

Nsengimana said that for Rwanda to chair WSIS Forum speaks volume about Rwanda’s progress and international repute in promotion of technology.

“Chairing the WSIS Forum strengthens Rwanda’s leadership at global level on ICT for Development matters. It is a contribution that Rwanda is making to ITU and the world in shaping a better future for humanity. It is a vote of confidence in Rwanda and President Paul Kagame’s global leadership and strong commitment to leverage the power of technology and Innovation for inclusive social economic development, in Rwanda, Africa and Globally,” he said.

Nsengimana also noted that Rwanda continues to be a hub for science and information technology in Africa.

As new Chair of WSIS, Nsengimana promised that he will ensure that the forum produces expected outcomes, concrete actions and results that contribute to driving SDGs through use of ICT.

The summit is jointly organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD.

 

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