Hon. Paula Ingabire is Rwanda’s Minister of ICT and Innovation appointed in October 2018.
Prior to her appointment, Minister Ingabire served as Head of the ICT Business Development Department of the Rwanda Development Board and Coordinator of the Kigali Innovation City Project.
Minister Ingabire also worked as the Smart Africa coordinator, an initiative that seeks to leverage broadband infrastructure to drive Africa’s socio-economic growth. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Engineering & Sloan School of Management, in System Design and Management and holds a BS in Computer Engineering and Information Technology from the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology.
In March this year, Honourable Ingabire aged 37 was named among 115 young global leaders of the year 2020 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This listing includes public officials, business innovators, artists, educators, technology developers, journalists, and activists who are under the age of 40.
She has propelled Rwanda forward in its adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution tools.