The India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP) has recently concluded a Business Accelerator & Capacity Building Workshop, along with a Technology Expo, as part of the five (5) day Workshop at Hotel Lemigo, Kigali.
The IRIGP was launched in February 2017 during the State Visit of the former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari, as a major Science and Technology initiative between India and Rwanda in presence of the former Prime Minister of Rwanda, Anastase Murekezi. IRIGP is the first of it's kind initiative to be launched & piloted between India and Rwanda to strengthen the bilateral relationship purely based on Science, Technology and Innovation.
The prime objective is to address the socio-economic needs of Rwanda by linking Rwandan enterprises with cutting edge Indian technologies. In it's very first year, eleven (11) Indian and Rwandan partners have successfully signed Business Engagement Agreements for technology collaboration in key focus sectors of Agriculture, Health, IT, Renewable Energy and Leather.