For spearheading the national development of Rwanda with innovations grounded in science and technology, Paul Kagame has been recognized by TWAS for the progressive initiative.
Kagame was presented an award during the launch of the 27th General Meeting of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) at the Kigali Convention Centre.
TWAS is a global science academy founded 30 years ago; with the mission of advancing science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in developing countries of the world.
In appreciation for the award, the respected Rwanda President extended the honor to all Rwandans.
“Let me start by thanking you for the medal that has been awarded. It honors all the Rwandans whose hard work has got our country to where it is today. Allow me also to congratulate the prize winners just announced for their outstanding contributions to science. Your work will certainly make lives better.”
Kagame says that science and technology serve as yet the most efficient bridge between developed and developing countries. He says that in science lies the practical solutions to take the nation forward.
Rwanda has been greatly transformed on many levels because of Kagame’s efficient policies and pro-science & tech-based innovations.
For instance, Rwanda has launched the first ever made-in-Rwanda Positivo BGH laptops; medical supplies are now to be facilitated by the use of drones. Rwanda largely invested in the use of eco-friendly solar energy.
The 27th TWAS General Meeting will see to the Scientific exhibitions from about 300 innovators from more than 50 nations of the world.
The meeting will also be attended by “Science Ministers and other high-level policymakers from across the globe, elite researchers, and leaders from science associations, funding agencies and non-governmental organizations.”