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South Korea, Rwanda to Cooperate for Smarter Africa
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South Korea, Rwanda to Cooperate for Smarter Africa
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • June 8, 2016, 01:00
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National Information Society Agency president Seo Byung-jo (left in the picture) and Minister of Youth & ICT Jean Philbert Nsengimana signing an MOU for bilateral cooperation.
National Information Society Agency president Seo Byung-jo (left in the picture) and Minister of Youth & ICT Jean Philbert Nsengimana signing an MOU for bilateral cooperation.

 

On June 2, the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Youth & ICT of Rwanda. The signing ceremony for the agreement for bilateral cooperation in the field of information and communications technology took place at the Kigali Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.

According to the MOU, the NIA is to work with the Rwanda Information Society Agency, which is scheduled to be established this month, in the Smart Rwanda initiative, set up an information access center in the University of Rwanda within this year and send an IT volunteer group in the near future.

The two countries’ bilateral cooperation in the ICT sector dates back to the NIA Global ICT Forum held in November 2015 and attended by the Minister of Youth & ICT. The NIA is planning to work with an increasing number of African countries down the road.

“Rwanda is one of the fastest-growing countries in Africa,” said NIA president Seo Byung-jo, adding, “I am convinced that our partnership with the Ministry of Youth & ICT will lead to a smarter Rwanda based on knowledge information and information and communications technology.”