PSF CEO Stephen RUZIBIZA during the meeting with team from Belgian chamber of Commerce.
The Private sector Federation met and discussed with Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry met the Rwanda Private Sector Federation to identify potential partnership opportunities.
Mr. Philippe Suinen, the President of the Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry with Mr. Walter Coscia, the Thematic Manager for entrepreneurship support to developing countries at APEFE/Wallonie-Bruxelles International were in the country to search for potential partnerships.
The main objective was also to explore and analyze possible networking and collaboration perspectives in different sectors so as to capitalize on the knowledge and initiate exchange programmes to contribute to Rwanda economic development through the private sector.
During the meeting, Mr. Stephen RUZIBIZA, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Private Sector Federation together with the representatives of professional chambers and associations and other participants were explained about the operations of the Chamber of trade and industry in Wallonia and experience was shared.
The PSF CEO Mr. Stephen Ruzibiza welcomed the team to the Rwanda Private Sector Federation adding that Rwanda was ready to welcome Belgium investors in the country. “Rwanda has many investment opportunities in various sectors and we are ready to work together to facilitate you,” He said.
The Walloon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Rwanda Private Sector Federation agreed on further procedures to sign a formal partnership that will detail the partnerships especially Sector capacity development.
The APEFE Entrepairs Programme was also presented and the Private Sector Federation was urged to encourage Rwanda SMEs to apply during the next Entrepairs call for the application which is planned in March 2019.
The Workplace Learning Policy is aimed at strengthening the partnership between the Private sector and training to contribute to employability skills development as one of the key factors for economic growth.
Mr. Suinen and Walter together with Mrs. Sigrid De MEESTER, the Geographical Responsible of APEFE Programmes in Rwanda who is also on an official mission to analyze the progress of the Workplace Learning Support Programme, visited the programme activities and different private enterprises to get insights about the Private sector operations in Rwanda.
After the discussions, the team had a tour to the Imanzi Business Institute a World Class knowledge Center initiated by the Rwanda Private Sector Federation with the vision to provide exemplary skills learning and development opportunities in Africa.