The city of Kigali is growing as a business, convention, tourism and investment destination. Its national, regional and international capital status deserves a cultural offer on par with its economic achievements and ambitions. A proper central infrastructure for cultural expression and creativity, accessible to creative industry professionals and consumers, can reinforce Rwanda’s new unified cultural identity and allow Kigali to become a vibrant cultural capital.

This Forum intends to gather African and international multidisciplinary expertise to discuss the role of culture in the urban environment and present a preliminary mapping of buildings that could be convertible into cultural infrastructure in Kigali.

The experts will aim to link economy and culture for a more sustainable, creative and inclusive economic growth by articulating win-win combinations of multifunctional commercial, cultural, and real estate models of management.

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