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Rewanda - the country was reborn

An entrepreneur and three survivors

RWANDA is unquestionably an African leader. It has impressed the outside world with its drive and ambition in a number of fields. The fact that Rwanda has managed to unite its population after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi is down to clarit...

An insight into a country that turned hatred and loss into hope and progress!

RWANDA is unquestionably an African leader. It has impressed the outside world with its drive and ambition in a number of fields. The fact that Rwanda has managed to unite its population after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi is down to clarity of leadership, with President Paul Kagame pointing the way. The country’s economy is growing and sustainable business is now deemed preferable to donor aid.

What can a socially aware Swedish entrepreneur like Björn Sundeby offer this reborn country? And what support can he expect from organisations like Sida and Swedfund, for instance, or from Sweden’s embassy in Rwanda? With these and other questions in mind, Björn set off for the Rwandan capital of Kigali in the autumn of 2017 to meet, among others, the minister responsible for ICT and leading figures in the education and digitisation fields.



Björn visited Rwanda with an open mind, open eyes and ears and an open heart!

Christine Nkulikiyinka 
Ambassador of Rwanda, Sweden

 

As usual, Björn looks at things from several different angles and focuses as strongly on people, their stories and their dreams of the future as on technology and opportunities for development.

This is the story of the people he never thought he would get to meet and the book he never thought he would write.

 

“What Josée told me in confidence during that lunch in Kigali felt simply incredible. I remember thinking: ‘It’s not possible’.”

Björn Sundeby