Eugene Mutimura
Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda

Dr. Eugene Mutimura is the Minister of Education in the Republic of Rwanda. Dr. Mutimura previously worked at the Inter-University Council of East Africa. He Coordinated the Eastern and Southern African Centers of Excellence project funded by the World Bank in 8 countries, to support research and education in 16 Universities.

As a trainer with substantial research experience, Dr. Mutimura understands the necessity for the Ministry of Education to prioritize programs that support mentorship of junior and innovative scientists to become world-class investigators who will contribute to advances in scientific discovery.

Dr. Mutimura believes that the most valuable investment lies in education and nurturing of talents for young scientists. With support from the Government of Rwanda, and in collaboration with various partners, Dr. Mutimura is poised to contribute and advocate for improved commitment and investments in science and research to contribute to Rwanda's vision to become a knowledge-based economy.

Session: Closing Ceremony

Date: 28 March 2018