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James Gashumba on why Rwanda should up-skill its youth for post COVID-19 resilience

June 15th is UN World Youth Skills Day and this year’s theme is, “Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond”, apt for these times in any country and on this occasion CNBC Africa spoke the Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic, a cluster of 8 technical colleges, Dr James Gashumba on how they’re prepping the youth for resilience.

Craft Production Centres playing a key role in tackling youth unemployment in Rwanda

In 2014, Rwandan government established integrated Craft Production Centres in each district to accommodate local artisans and small traders in bid to curb unemployment rates especially among the youth. CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi visited some of them and filed this report.

Scaling of technical and vocational education in Rwanda: How effective will this be in reducing unemployment?

Rwanda is working on scaling up the number of graduates in Technical and Vocational education and training with skills relevant to the labour market as a critical intervention to economic transformation and reduction of unemployment. For more on this, Dr. James Gashumba, Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rwanda opens first public coding school

Rwanda launched the first public coding school that will offer courses in software programming, embedded systems and cyber security. The school is expected to foster the country’s ambition to become a regional ICT hub and knowledge-based economy. CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi sat down with Dr. James Gashumba, Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic.