ICT capacity development project is newly launched
On Thursday 28th September, The ICT Chamber and Kobe City, Japanese local government, and Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC), renowned graduate school in ICT for Development, in collaboration with JICA, launch the ICT Human Resource Development Project at Telecom House, Kacyiru, Kigali.
The 2-year project aims to opens up more opportunities for Rwandan youth who already had studied basic skills in ICT and or wants to launch ICT businesses by providing advanced and quality training in ICT Human Resource Development such as the area of problem solving method (called “Tankyu Practice”) and IoT. The training will be offered to 15 prospective youths for six months and 45 trainees in total will receive the benefit of increase their employability and development of competency on starting up their own business. Also, the project gives opportunities to connect the trainees with potential business partners from Japan and also those already operating in Rwanda.
The project is a result of grass-root partnership between the countries and is expected to strengthen it. In 2016, Kobe City had signed Joint Declaration of Partnership with Kigali City in terms of encouraging collaboration and exchanges of business, academic, public sectors. In addition, KIC has been receiving 23 Rwandan students at its master course with scholarships by JICA, through the Africa Business Education Initiative for youth (also known as the ABE Initiative). Some of the trainers of the project are graduate students of KIC, who finished master course under ABE initiative and were back to Rwanda. They are very appropriate trainers for the project as they have high level practical skills obtained in Japan and also they are familiar with the actual situation and demand of Rwandan ICT industry. The partnership framework will contribute the prosperity of both cities and countries starting from this project.