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In her address, the Ambassador for Rwanda to Ireland, H.E. Yamina Karitanyi, will discuss the key factors that have led to Rwanda’s transformation from a war torn country with no resources or infrastructure, to the second most competitive and safest country in Africa. She will focus on leadership, good governance, and the application of home-grown solutions and effective policies to rebuild and achieve its sustainable development goals. She will explain what Rwanda is doing to share its experiences with other countries and how it is furthering its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.


About the Speaker:

H.E. Yamina Karitanyi has been the High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom, and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland since December 2015. Prior to her posting in London, from April 2014, H.E. Yamina Karitanyi was at the helm of the Tourism and Conservation portfolios at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the Government’s agency mandated with fast-tracking economic development in the country. H.E. Karitanyi was appointed High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the Republic of Kenya, stationed in Nairobi, in May 2012, having previously served as Minister Counsellor at the mission since August 2010.

This event is part of the 2018 Development Matters Lecture Series, which the IIEA is co-hosting with Irish Aid.