Rwanda Post Conference Impressions: Touring the Country

June 12-14, 2019, Kigali, Rwanda. GLO Fellows provided a number of keynote lectures at the international conference on “Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation” organized at the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda and the Hotel Nobleza. More conference details.

After the conference on June 15 – 16, the core team was visiting in an intensive tour the Kings Palace Rwanda and the Nyungwe Forest National Park. The tour participants were Manfred Fischedick (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment & Energy, Germany, and GLO), Hans Lööf (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and GLO), Johnson Bosco Rukundo (Jönköping University, Sweden), Pär Sjölander (Gothenburg University, Sweden), and Klaus F. Zimmermann (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, and President, GLO, Bonn, Germany) lead byLars Hartvigson (Jönköping University, Sweden, and GLO).

From upper left: Lööf, Rukundo, Fischedick, Sjölander, Hartvigson, Zimmermann

On the road….

Kings Palace…

Nyungwe Forest National Park
“To get a real sense of the scale of Nyungwe,” we tried “East Africa’s highest canopy walk with a metal bridge suspended 50 metres above the forest.” Indeed, “the views of Nyungwe sprawled out below the bridge are unforgettable.” (See also for further reference.)

Hiking in the Nyungwe Forest National Park

Within a local hotel: Sleeping houses uphill, reception downhill, tent houses to the right, campfire next to the bar, farewell.

In the far: Large refugee camp. And we saw massive Rwandian army protecting the border.


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