Kigali Cultural Village
Kigali Cultural Village (Image courtesy of https://www.visitrwanda.com)
At the exquisite Camp Kigali in the city Centre, is the endowed Kigali Cultural Village, Rwanda’s traditional market space. At the Cultural Village, local artisans and food vendors exhibit and trade their goods. It also provides ample space for hosting cultural performances, historical facts, festivals and music events.
Camp Kigali is located right next to Serena Hotel, Kigali.
Kigali Convention Centre (KCC)
Kigali Convention Centre (Image courtesy of http://www.kigalicc.com)
The Kigali Convention Centre is the first and largest Convention Centre in the region and currently, the leading destination for events in Rwanda. It is located at convenient spot within the proximity of the Kigali International Airport as well as corporate, government and diplomatic mission offices, offering a premium environment for regional, international conventions, exhibitions, meetings, festivals and other events.
Kigali Convention Centre is home to the well renowned 5-star hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, with 292 rooms on six floors, providing conference Centre seating capacity for over 2,600 people.
Kigali Genocide Memorial (KGM)
Kigali Genocide Museum (Photo courtesy https://www.kgm.rw)
The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is an important place of remembrance and learning and receives visitors from all around the world.
Located in Gisozi, only 10 minutes-drive from the city Centre, KGM is a well guided experience where guests can chose to either be guided by one of the staff or purchase the KGM digital guide which provides them with both an audio-visual facility for the tour. With KGM’s memorial gardens, visitors are given space for quiet contemplation on the history and impact of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and to reflect on their personal responsibility on preventing the same to happen again. KGM also provides for a memorial café and souvenir shop that were developed by young Rwandans and the income generated from these helps to support the preservation of archives and run educational programmes at the memorial.
Every year, more people are brought to the memorial for a dignified burial as the remains of victims in unmarked graves continue to be uncovered around the country.
SMART Africa is a brainchild of the Transform Africa Summit that was held in Kigali-Rwanda in October 2013. Endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, the initiative is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development on the continent. Smart Africa is ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.
The Smart Africa manifesto was adopted by 7 African Heads of State that committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-economic development through ICT. And has since grown t include 24 African countries that represent 600 million people.