The Capital City of Rwanda, Kigali, which is among the fastest growing cities in Africa and best destination of tourism, conference, business, and investments, deserves a cultural offer at the height of its achievements and economic ambitions. The city is equipped with an adequate infrastructure and accessible to all. Currently, the available cultural spaces are inadequate and few in number to allow the city to be a cultural capital. This Forum aims to bring together African and international multidisciplinary expertise in order to present a mapping of possible structures for conversion to culture and creative industry. Moreover, it will be an opportunity to link culture with economy by articulating win-win combinations of multifunctional commercial, cultural and real estate management models.
Main achievements from 2016
* There has been a forum of discussions between artists and the City of Kigali with regard to the creation of art spaces;
* There have been initiatives of collaboration between Rwandan Universities and other African Universities with regard to the question of public spaces;
* A mapping of potential spaces that could be transformed into potential culture spaces was done and the report was given to the Ministry of Youth and Culture.