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Workshop on the ecosystemic approach in Digital Trade in Rwanda

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May 26 @ 8:30 - 14:30

Digital Africa is organising a workshop on May 26th 2022, in Kigali. Our mission is to equip African tech entrepreneurs in their capabilities to design and scale digital innovations for the real economy. This event is part of our participation in the European project AEDIB|NET, which aims to strengthen the African digital innovation ecosystem and create bridges of cooperation between Africa and Europe.

The objective of this event is to provide a methodology of the ecosystem approach in the field of digital trade-in Rwanda: its key factors of success and its challenges, by taking example on a use case (DOORS- Digital innovation for SMEs). The guests are about twenty representatives of the diversity of stakeholders of the ecosystem – startups, universities, investors, and institutionals.

The theme

La Cleantech, ou transformation numérique verte couvre un large éventail de domaines axés sur la durabilité, tels que l’économie circulaire, les chaînes d’approvisionnement à faible émission de carbone, les énergies renouvelables, la fabrication propre et la préservation des environnements naturels, où la mise en oeuvre de technologies permettant la transformation numérique, telles que l’intelligence artificielle, devrait certainement jouer un rôle important dans les années à venir. Une coopération entre les écosystèmes d’innovation numérique africains et européens pour faire face au réchauffement climatique et à la préservation de nos environnements naturels peut aboutir à des résultats très précieux pour le développement d’innovations et de solutions numériques.

En Tunisie, nombre d’acteurs sont déjà investis dans ce domaine, comme le projet Cleantech 216 qui rassemble plusieurs parties prenantes qui ont la volonté de créer un hub d’innovation digital sur ce domaine de la Cleantech.

The use-case: DOORS – Digital innovation for SMEs

The aim of this digital innovation hub (DIH) is to increase technology adoption and digitization efforts of Rwandan SMEs. In Rwanda, the adoption of digital tools and technology uptake is low among the SMEs. SME entrepreneurs lack basic digital skills and the knowledge of how technology and digitalization can bring in business benefits. The consortium will develop and deliver a series of activities that will,

  • Create awareness of digital technologies
  • Improve digital entrepreneurship skills
  • Demonstrate technology in action
  • Help SMEs integrate technology in business
  • Advice on start-ups and setting up
  • Exports and internationalization.
  • Running kick-starter, hackathon activities
  • Providing matchmaking services

It is aimed that the DIH and its activities will help in capability and capacity building towards digitization and develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will empower Rwandan SMEs to use digital tools and technologies to create economic and social value.

Consortium members:

  • Coventry University Africa Hub,
  • 250 Startups Incubator

Key objectives of the hub:

  • Develop and nurture relationships to improve digitalization in Rwandan SMEs
  • Facilitate the promotion of digitalization of projects, startups and an ecosystem that include the active participation of SMEs in Rwanda
  • Enriching the innovation ecosystem by focusing on uptakes of digital technologies and derive benefits from the use of them
Program of the day
 
8h30 Welcoming of the participants
9h-10h Introduction (All participants)
10h-10h30 Presentation of the ecosystemic approach and the project of the hub
10h30-11h Networking coffee
11h-12h30 Building up an ecosystem approach -“allies strategy” design
12h30-13h Wrap up of the day
13h- 14h30 Networking lunch

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
8:30 - 14:30