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Rwanda strives to reach 50,000 entrepreneurs

Brenden Chaney @brendenchaney


Nov 14, 2012

Rwanda received the support from the Rwandan Minister for Youth and ICT this year. The Minister, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, said in an article in the New Times that establishing and running a business requires appropriate entrepreneurship skills.

“Without this critical entrepreneurship bit, you are nowhere. The thing we have to fight is under employment not unemployment,” the Minister said at a press briefing during the launch of the global week in Kigali last week. 

This year GEW in Rwanda hopes to reach over 50,000 aspiring entrepreneurs. The campaign has over 40 partners organizing over 45 different activities ranginf from Real Business Accelerator, a Women to Women International business competition that aims to facilitate rural women to start businesses. 

You can read the full article with additional statements from the Head of Human Capital and Institutional Development at Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Apollo Munanura at