WASHINGTON DC - President Paul Kagame yesterday attended the inaugural meeting of the World Development Report Advisory Council as one of the members of the Council.
The meeting took place at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.
Kagame agreed to serve on the Bank’s 2011 World Development Report team which will focus on the links among conflict, security, governance, and development.
He was invited as a leader in advancing global thinking in this field.
As one of few leaders who have succeeded in bringing an end to violence and driving sustained improvements in social and economic welfare, President Kagame spoke on gaps in the international system, and drew lessons from Rwanda’s own experience.
The Council of 20 members is comprised of leaders of international repute from different regions, sectors, and organizations, including the World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and President Johnson Sirlef of Liberia.
Today the President will address a Business Summit organized by the Corporate Council for Africa (CCA), at the Washington Convention Centre.
The focus shall be regional economic integration as a major tool for expanding economic opportunity across Africa.
Before winding up his US trip in Washington DC, President Kagame will meet various leaders in business and politics, in a bid to boost business interest for Rwanda.