Rwanda Youth Convention in Edmonton 2017

Rwanda Youth Convention in Edmonton  2017 

The Second Rwanda Youth Convention took place on November 18, 2017 at SHAW CONVENTION CENTRE in Edmonton, Canada.

The Guest of Honour was Hon. James Kabarebe, Minister of Defence of Rwanda, who delivered a keynote address on Rwanda’s liberation journey (past, present and future) and conversed with the youth on their role in building their country.

The 2017 theme‘‘A Future with Endless Possibilities!’’

Full Program from the 2017 Convention

MC:  Rita Rwigamba

7:00am—9:00am Arrival and Registration
9:00am9:35am Entertainment: Rwandan traditional dance performance by Edmonton dance
troupe
9:35am10:00am Welcoming Remarks:

 Emery Kayiranga, Representative CARY
 Moses Gashirabake, Co-President of IRYD
 Charles Rushema, President of RCA-Edmonton

10:00am11:30am Moderated Panel Discussion: Building the Next Generation of Resilient
Rwandan Leaders (Moderator: Joy Ruhigisha)
Panelists:

 Callixte Kayijuka

 Beatrice Gethuba

 Pastor Alain Icyariho

 Musabe Bwimba

 Melchior Cyusa

11:30am12:15pm Q&A

12:15pm1:45pm Lunch Break

2:00pm2:30pm Entertainment: Rwandan traditional dance performance by Edmonton dance
troupe
2:35pm3:00pm Welcoming the Guest of Honor & National Anthems: Canada followed by Rwanda

 Joachim Mutezintare, President of RCA welcoming remarks
 Musabe Bwimba, Youth Representative, Rapporteur

3:00pm—4:00pm Moderated Panel Discussion: A Winning Mindset for Rwandan Young
Entrepreneurs (Moderator: Didier Muhire)
Panelists:

 Amani Mutabazi

 Imanzi Kayitare

 Masha Abdulah

 Janvier Katabarwa

 Moses Gashirabake

4:00pm4:05pm Shakilla K. Umutoni, Head of the High Commission invites the Guest of Honor to address the
convention
4:05pm5:00pm Address by Guest of Honor, Hon. James Kabarebe, Rwanda Minister of Defence
Followed by “A Conversation with the Youth” (Q&A)

5:00pm6:00pm Closing Entertainment followed by cocktail reception
6:00pm Igitaramo

Partners

| The Government of Rwanda |  The Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth (CARY) | Rwandam Community Abroad Canada (RCA) Edmonton | Shaw Convention Centre |