【Announcement】Webinar: Shared business opportunities between Japan and Rwanda –Agribusiness and ICT on 17th March 2021,9:00 am(Rwanda time)
The Embassy of Japan in Rwanda organizes a webinar on the promotion of Japanese private sector’s investment in Rwanda on 17th March at 9 am (Rwanda time, GMT+2). We invites Hon. Dr. MUKESHIMANA, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources and Hon.Ms. AKAMANZI Chief Executive Officer at Rwanda Development Board as guest speaker and Dr. HIRANO, Executive Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(IDE-JETRO) as keynote speaker. Panelists from different sectors with experience and expertise in business are also invited. We highly appreciate your kind participation.
OverviewDue to its landlocked location and its small population, Rwanda is not in a favorable circumstance for attracting business. Taking an advantage of its central location in Africa and its corruption-free governance and introducing many favorable measures toward foreign investor, however, Rwanda has realized a significant economic growth among African states.
The webinar “Shared business opportunities between Japan and Rwanda –Agribusiness and ICT” aims at facilitating Rwandan entrepreneurs, who seek partnership and investment from Japan, and Japanese companies, which are interested in expanding their business to Africa, to consolidate their mutual understanding, which could enable further investment from Japan to Rwanda. From this perspective, speeches and discussions will revolve around Japan’s further engagement toward Africa as investor following TICAD7 and Japanese companies’ strategy and challenges for their business expansion as well as Rwanda’s potential areas, Agribusiness and ICT, for strengthening of Japan-Rwanda business tie.
Date and time17th March 2021 9:00 – 10:30 (Rwanda time, GMT+2)
ParticipantsMain guest speaker:
Hon. Dr. Gerardine MUKESHIMANA, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Rwanda
Hon. Ms. AKAMANZI Chief Executive Officer at Rwanda Development Board
Dr. HIRANO Katsumi, Executive Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(IDE-JETRO)
Mr. OTANI Toshikazu, Chief Executive for Africa at ITOCHU Corporation
Mr. HAYASHIDA Shuichi, Head of Japan and Senior Underwriter for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Mr. DIAGNE Cheikh, Investment Guarantee Officer and Underwriter at Africa Regional Hub of MIGA
Mr. SUGANO Masafumi, Chief Representative in Africa, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
Mr. IMAI Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda
*Depending on the schedule, participants may be changed.
Webinar appMicrosoft Teams live events
RegistrationPlease register at the following form. After the registration, an invitation link will be sent.