Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:19

The University of Kigali (UoK): 3rd African University to join the G.R.E.E.N Network


On June 5th, 2017, Prof. Valerio De Luca[1], Chairman of the International Academy for Social and Economic Development (AISES)[2] and Director of the G.R.E.E.N. Network[3], in his official visit in Kigali signed a Partnership between the G.R.E.E.N Network and the University of Kigali, Center for Economic Governance and Leadership[4]. Special thanks to Grégoire Piller, AISES Head of African Affairs, who has made this partnership possible.

The Center was established in 2016 as a response to the need to redesign and offer programs identified by various national studies as critical to the development of the private and public sectors in Rwanda. The Center aim to be the most respected training institution in the East Africa Region in the area of governance, leadership and sustainability.

Prof. Valerio De Luca has delivered a Lectio Magistralis on the topic “Sustainability, Governance and Innovation” at the University of Kigali. The Lectio Magistrali dealt with the most important issues of our time, focusing on the multidimensional view of Sustainability, the new policies that the international community should adopt and the role of innovations in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With this partnership UoK became the 3rd African University after Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya and The University of Fort Hare in South Africa to join this global network among research centers of excellence, that will act as hubs in extending its vision and mission around the world.

The G.R.E.E.N. Project - “Global Rules, Ethics and Economics Network” is a global network among research centers of excellence, that will act as hubs in extending its vision and mission around the world.

The partnerships with CEGL will provide local support for graduate students, post-docs, professors and practitioners, and will provide an infrastructure for scholars to travel and more easily collaborate with colleagues from around the world. The Network aims to inculcating values, academic excellence, responsibility, accountable leadership and entrepreneurship to the youth for catalytic economic growth and sustainable development in the African continent through training, research, and exchange programs.

On June 23rd, a delegation of the University of Kigali will be visiting Rome and deliberate on international accord with the Global Sustainability Forum[5] Center for Economic Governance and Leadership to attend an international panel in the Vatican, Pontificia Università Laternanense[6].


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