On this Tuesday 6th August 2019, Summer School is officially opened at INES-Ruhengeri. INES is hosting international Summer School on entrepreneurship promotion. African German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) every year organizes summer school to facilitate students from member institutions in their entrepreneurship journey. The theme of this year is “Promoting practice-oriented entrepreneurship education at Universities”.
The Vice Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri, Fr Dr. Fabien HAGENIMANA explained the initiatives done by INES-Ruhengeri to promote students in their projects. The Vice Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri welcomed the delegation from different countries; Germany, Ghanna, Spain, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, DRC, Tanzania and Rwanda.
During the opening Mr KARAKE Ferdinand, Advisor of the Governor of Northern Province, congratulated INES-Ruhengeri for the great job and effort made in promoting youths. “The government of Rwanda set up many initiatives to promote entrepreneurship, INES-Ruhengeri is supporting the government in this orientation” said Karake.
African German Entrepreneurship Academy is a joint initiative and an energetic network developed by the International SEPT Program of Leipzig University in cooperation with its partners in Africa and Germany. The aim is to promote cutting-edge entrepreneurship education in Africa as well as the establishment of practice-oriented cooperation with start-ups and businesses. AGEA contributes to the improved employability of graduates through a high level of practice orientation.
AGEA empowers Higher Educational Institutions in entrepreneurship promotion activities especially business incubator establishment. It encourages the establishment of vibrant business linkages. Knowledge is shared between universities and business associations in Germany and the African partner countries which are Ghana and Rwanda.
AGEA gives a key role to south-south knowledge transfer. Through its two hubs in Africa KNUST in Ghana and INES-Ruhengeri in Rwanda. AGEA organizes Trainings of Trainers in entrepreneurship promotion and international summer schools for students.