Together with key players from the private sector, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has started its digital mobility concept “Moving Rwanda” in the metropolitan area of the country’s capital Kigali.
“Moving Rwanda” connects the production of Volkswagen cars in Kigali, which will start in the near future, with a shared usage concept as well as with a training initiative for modern professions.
The concept aims at implementing environmentally friendly car sharing models with plans for the utilisation of electric cars as a further future goal.
Germany supports the initiative by establishing a digitisation centre for specialised personnel and know-how transfer in the capital, together with Rwandan partners. Apart from its cooperation with Volkswagen, BMZ is also partnering with Siemens, SAP and Inros Lackner to implement the concept.
“We want to provide modern training opportunities for Rwanda’s youth”, Federal Minister Gerd Müller says. “By doing this, we provide these young people with future prospects in their home country as mechanics for fleet maintenance or as software developers.”