Global Conference 2013

Speaker's Biography

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Paul Kagame was sworn in as president of the Republic of Rwanda for a second term in September 2010. After 30 years as a refugee in Uganda, President Kagame returned to lead the Rwandese Patriotic Front's four-year struggle to liberate Rwanda. In 1994 the RPF ended the genocide and set Rwanda on its current course toward socioeconomic development. President Kagame has received recognition for his leadership in peace building and reconciliation, good governance, environmental stewardship, promotion of human rights and women's empowerment, and advancement of education and information technology.

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