From 18th December 2017 to 6th January 2018 INES-Ruhengeri in collaboration with AGEA Rwanda organized training of trainers for entrepreneurship promotion in Rwanda where people from different high learning institutions like UTB, UTAB, UNILAK, ICK, Musanze Polytechnic, MPC, IPRC East, IPRC Kigali, IPRC West and INES-Ruhengeri were trained.
The main objective of the African-German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) is to take our iN4iN Africa activities to the next quality level by creating the conditions that will enable more universities in Africa to establish Entrepreneurial Education Programs and Entrepreneurship Support Centers After having trained universities in different parts of Africa through the iN4iN Africa Network, two universities have been chosen as hubs to connect with other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), business and business associations within and across respective countries. These two universities are the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and INES-Ruhengeri, Rwanda. Furthermore the AGEA project will included businesses and business associations in Germany, Ghana and Rwanda. The inclusion of associations AGEA widens the iN4iN Africa Network, allowing new approaches to sustainability at the university and business levels.
On this Friday 5th January 2018, Official launch of African-German Entrepreneurship Academy, AGEA, Rwanda Chapter was organized at INES-Ruhengeri. During this launch trainees explained briefly what they have leant and the importance of having this training.
Different speakers in this event like Prof. Dr. Fr. NYOMBAYIRE Faustin Vice Chancellor of UTAB, Franz Eichinger from Jumelage Rhenanie-Palatinat, UWAMARIYA Marie Claire Vice Mayor Musanze district and Dr. Emile BIENVENU director of Center for innovation and Entrepreneurship at UR have emphasized on the role of incubation centers in high learning institutions and the way these centers can be managed for better production and sustainability.
In his message, Fr. Dr Fabien HAGEMINA, The Rector of INES-Ruhengeri explained entrepreneurship concept and the link with INES orientation of being institute of applied sciences.
When addressing his speech Dr. Marie-Christine GASINGIRWA, Director General for Science, Technology and Research in the Ministry of Education thanked INES-Ruhengeri for good initiative of transferring entrepreneurial knowledge to students. “This will help our country to reduce the level of unemployment especially in young graduants.” She said
All participants in trainings appreciated how INES hosted them with high standard level in organization and the effort INES-Ruhengeri Staff used in preparation of this workshop.