IWD Kigali 2024

Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Economic Zone, Main campus, Kigali, 00000

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Women Techmakers’ largest annual campaign where ambassadors host and speak at events all around the world during March and April in celebration of this moment.

Mar 9, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Key Themes

AIAndroidCloudInternational Women's DayWebWomen Techmakers

About this event

We all have the power and the responsibility to impact the future of technology and society, with AI as a major part of shaping our world. What will that future look like? And how will we build it? We can use our skills, creativity, and passion to create positive change and solve the problems that matter to us and our communities. We can also inspire the next generation of women in tech who will continue to impact the future with their ideas and innovations.

This year, IWD Kigali is organizing an International Women's Day on the 9th of March with the theme: Impact the Future. During the event, we will contemplate on what we are working on to make a difference in the world. How are we using our skills and talents to create a better future for all?

There will be different sessions on different tracks including AI/ML, Android, Flutter, web, and more. Join us as we dream big and bold as we Impact the future. 

Call for Paper starts on 1st Feb: https://sessionize.com/iwd-kigali-2024/

Interested in sponsoring? Reach out to one of the event hosts. 



Saturday, March 9, 2024
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM UTC


Volunteer Meeting
Welcome Remarks
Opening Remarks
Keynote speaker
Minister Photo Session
Breakout sessions
Panel discussion
Q & A
Panelists Photo Session
Sponsors & Organisers Photo Session


  • Paula Ingabire

    Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda

  • Tsion Girma Assefa

    World Data Lab

    Associate Data Scientist

  • Jacques Nyilinkindi


    Head of Software Development

  • Nirel Kadzo

    CMU Africa

    Engineering Artificial Intelligence student

  • Jean Salvi D

    Software Engineer | AI

  • Prof. Conrad Tucker

    CMU Africa



  • Arlette Munezero Wiclef

    Bank of Kigali

    Head of Information Technology

  • Solange Iyubu

    QT Global Software

    Software Developer, Founder URWEJO TECH HUB,

  • Jacques Nyilinkindi


    Head of Software Development

  • Christine Niyizamwiyitira

    Carnegie Mellon University Africa(CMU-Africa)

    Scholar in Residence, Lead EdTech Program


  • Cynthia Iradukunda

    Software Developer

  • Pacifique Linda Ikirezi

    Bank of Kigali

    Product Designer

  • Marie Magnificat

    Data Scientist | Women TechMakers Ambassador

  • Nyiramwiza Jeanne d'Arc

    CoCreation Hub

    Backend Engineer

  • delphine nyaboke

    Carnegie Mellon University Africa

    Machine Learning Engineer

  • Jean Salvi D

    Software Engineer | AI

  • Julius Aries Kanneh Jr


    Software Engineer

  • Josue Mutabazi

    GDG Kigali


  • Ally Nengo

    MVend Limited

    Software Developer

  • Esther Carrelle

    Android developer


Women in Tech(Wit) Club CMU-Africa logo

Women in Tech(Wit) Club CMU-Africa

Google logo


Ampersand logo


Bouletteproof logo


Umurava logo


QT Global Software logo

QT Global Software

AC Group logo

AC Group