Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is considering business process outsourcing in Information Communication and Technology as a key window to boost investments in the country.
Clare Akamanzi Chief Operations Officer (COO) said that her institution will train people in software development to promote finance business process outsourcing. The move aims to exploit the growing potential and demand in ICT development.
“Rwanda is said to be a continental model in using technologies for development and we can use the opportunity to boost our investments,” Akamanzi said.
In a similar move to trade ICT services and expertise, Rwanda through Gasabo 3 Dimension (3D) is exporting Computer Aid Design (CAD) of three dimensions (3D) to the United States of America, France and United Kingdom.
In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional object via specialized software.
Akamanzi said that they also intend to train people in financial analysis, financial modules and legal skills.
“We see great potential for BPO in Rwanda’s ICT sector, we expect to increase the number of qualified professionals available for the industry,” Akamanzi said.
Rwanda is hailed for ICT usage in boosting the leadership’s accountability to the population through the implementation of e-government which is said to close loopholes for corruption and increase overall service delivery.
Some of the innovative applications that Rwanda is commended for include the TRACNet system that allows health workers in the field to track medical supplies to clinics, especially for HIV patients.