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Rwanda & Israel Connect is a series of virtual sessions to get to know the innovation ecosystems in both countries and connect startups, hubs and other key players

ABOUT THE EVENT

Rwanda and Israel have enjoyed, over the years, a strong and fruitful relationship. The similarities and close ties between the two countries offer a strong ground for mutual cooperation. 

During this immersive one week experience we will be hosting a series of virtual sessions where you can explore the Rwandan and Israeli ecosystems, meet innovative startups and connect with key players. 

We strongly believe in fostering innovation and collaboration opportunities by inspiring, gathering and connecting interesting people in both ecosystems.

AGENDA

Please note that the agenda times are scheduled in Rwanda/Israel time

MONDAY 7

TUESDAY 8

WEDNESDAY 9

THURSDAY 10

FRIDAY 11

2:45 - 04:15 PM 

Opening session:
- Welcome address
- Experiences from innovation hubs and incubators in Israel

11:00 - 11: 45 AM

Fireside chat: What is needed to innovate? 




12:30 - 12:50  PM

Future of fintech in developing contexts 




11:00 - 11:45  AM

Spotlight: Female innovators in Israel




10:00 - 01:00 PM

MiniHack: Co-create ideas for sustainability




03:00 - 4:15 PM

Roundtable discussion:
Connecting agricultural innovations in Israel & Rwanda


02:00 - 03:00 PM

Live discussion: The role of academia in innovation




04:00 - 05:00 PM

World cafe: Re-imagining & leveraging partnerships to advance innovation

 

03:00 - 5:30 PM

Workshop: Design Thinking for Social Innovation 




5:00 - 6:30 PM

Meet tech
innovators in Rwanda

05:30 - 07:00 PM

An introduction to the Rwandan ecosystem 

   Learn from Israel             Co-create             

  Explore Rwanda                Workshop            

     Connect                                                                    

ORGANIZERS

The event is organized by the Embassy of Israel to Rwanda in partnership with Impact Hub Kigali, and with the support of Pears Foundation and Empower Africa. *Internet powered by Liquid Telecom.

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