India and Rwanda Innovation Program
The India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP) this week organised a technology exhibition as a part of the five day "Business Accelerator and Capacity Building Workshop" in 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.
The IRIGP is a first of it's kind initiative to be launched and piloted between India and Rwanda to strengthen the bilateral relationship purely based on Science, Technology and Innovation.
The prime objective of the programme is to address the socio-economic needs of Rwanda by linking Rwandan enterprises with cutting edge Indian technologies. In its first year, eleven 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.
Having successfully demonstrated impact in India, these Indian technologies are now ready to be scaled and replicated in Rwanda in partnership with Rwandan enterprises.