President Paul Kagame (c) interacts with visiting students
President Paul Kagame (c) interacts with visiting students

President Paul Kagame is scheduled to deliver an annual Coca-Cola World Fund lecture at Yale University in Connecticut in the United States. The event will take place on September 20th, at the New Haven’s Hall auditorium.

In 2012, Yale University established the ‘Coca-Cola World Fund’ aiming to support cross-cutting activities from specialists in international relations and international law; management of international enterprises and organizations, among others.

Hundreds of students including lecturers, university staff as well as regional and international audiences are expected at the event.

According to Yale University officials, President Kagame was invited to the event due to his unmatched leadership achievements especially in peace restoration, unity and reconciliation, good governance, promotion of human rights, and women’s empowerment.

The President is also recognized for his ICT advancement in the country as well as socio-economic transformation.

As a guest of honour, Kagame will address regional and international participants on African development, leadership, the potential of ICT in Africa as enabler of Africa’s socio-economic transformation.

Rwanda is already a field study destination for Yale University. In 2011, a group of 15 students visited Rwanda to learn about the country’s post-genocide recovery.

Founded in 1701, Yale University is ranked 3rd in the US and among the oldest higher education institutions. Five US presidents including 19 Supreme Court chiefs, 13 billionaires and many foreign heads of States studied at the University.




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