International sponsors support the 14th WEDF in Rwanda (en)
The theme of WEDF is ‘SMEs: Creating jobs through trade’.
The sponsorship of One UN Rwanda, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (India) (OIA), RwandAir and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has enabled the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to facilitate the attendance of delegates from least developed countries.WEDF Platinum Sponsors
WEDF Platinum Sponsors are One UN Rwanda, CII and OIA.
One UN Rwanda supports Rwanda’s economic-transformation agenda based on the pillars of pro-poor economic growth, social inclusion and pro-poor environmental sustainability. The United Nations in Rwanda strives to help the country meet the Millennium Development Goals and guides it towards the fulfilment of Vision 2020, a government development programme that aims to transform the country into a knowledge-based middle-income country by 2020.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, it is India's premier business association with over 7,200 members from the private and public sectors, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinational corporations, and an indirect membership of over 100,000 enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectorial industry bodies.
OIA is an infrastructure project developer with expertise in energy, agro-processing, gas distribution, transportation infrastructure, core infrastructure, information technology (IT) & IT-enabled services, water management, low-cost housing, railways, advisory services and health care. OIA has been working in Africa for more than a decade on projects with a value of over US$ 1 billion.WEDF Gold sponsors
RwandAir and TMEA are gold sponsors of the event.
RwandAir, the fastest-growing airline on the African continent, has been projected to serve more than 22 destinations and carry more than 1 million passengers in the next five years. Chief Executive Officer John Mirenge will be one of the speakers during the ‘In conversation with…’ session on 17 September.
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TMEA is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. TMEA works closely with East African institutions, governments, the private sector and civil society to unlock economic potential through increased market access, enhanced trade environment and improved business competitiveness.
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