SAVE THE DATE - Kigali, Rwanda to host INGSA2024 - 6-9 May 2024
INGSA is delighted to announce that our 5th Global Conference will take place in Kigali, Rwanda! We are particularly excited as this will be the first INGSA global conference to take place in Africa and the first hosted in the Global South!
INGSA2024 will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre on the 7th and 8th, and we expect there to be side events and satellite workshops on the days either side of this.
So mark your calendars!
The conference is open to all members of INGSA. As with all previous conferences, there are no costs for registration but attendees need to cover their own travel and accommodation. A limited number of travel bursaries will be made available to support delegates from across Africa and the Global South. We will release details, along with a list of preferred hotels in due course, so watch this space.
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In March 2023, an INGSA delegation was graciously hosted by the University of Rwanda and it was an honour to meet with - and receive the support from - the Rwandan Minister of Education, the Honourable Dr Valentine Uwamariya (pictured 4th from the right) to discuss the upcoming global conference. The Minister confirmed Rwanda as host nation for the conference, and pledged her support. Prior to becoming a Minister, Dr Uwamariya was a university lecturer and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Rwanda Polytechnic. As such, she is acutely aware of the complex dynamics between evidence processes, policy-making and societal considerations. We are fortunate and extremely honoured to have such a distinguished local champion for our conference.
Similarly, the delegation had the pleasure of meeting the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, the Honourable Dr. Ildephonse Musafiri, an economist with 6 years’ experience as the Executive Director of the Strategy and Policy Council (SPC) in the Office of the President of the Republic of Rwanda. With expertise a critical requirement for appointment as a Minister in Rwanda, it is perfect place for INGSA to host its global congress.
The INGSA delegation also had the pleasure of meeting with University or Rwanda representatives: Dr. Raymond Ndikumana, Deputy-Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and Administration; Ms. Françoise Kayitare Tengera, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance, and a cross section of UR's leading researchers. We also extend thanks to Dr Didas Kayihura Muganga, The Acting Vice Chancellor, for his support of the visit.
The trip was made possible through the work and support of Prof Alfred Bizoza, Ms Lydie Uwumutabazi, Dr Alice Urusaro Uwagaga Karekezi, Dr Jeannine Ahishakiye, Dr Alphonse Nkurunziza and Mr Mike Hughes, of the new INGSA-Africa Hub, Rwanda.
INGSA is energised and excited to co-develop a world-leading conference in Kigali in 2024 - and we hope you will join us! Make sure you are signed up at www.ingsa.org/join to receive updates on the conference and opportunities to be involved. More information on Themes and Speakers will be released in due course.
See you in beautiful, green Kigali!