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The Commonwealth heads of state summit in Rwanda this month is seen as a major opportunity for renewed focus on investment in people and infrastructure as well as the post pandemic recovery.

Twice postponed because of Covid-19, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was taking place in the capital Kigali on June 20-25.

FBW Group has a major presence in Kigali for more than a decade and has been involved in a number of important infrastructure and development projects in the country.

Senior members of the FBW team were attending the CHOGM Business Forum and Paul Semanda, FBW’s Rwanda country director, described the event as a great opportunity to highlight the country’s growing role as a gateway to East Africa and its vision of sustainability and economic growth.

The fact that CHOGM was being hosted by the newest member of the Commonwealth, with no historic links to the organisation, also highlights the role the organisation can play in growing links and building relationships between countries in the region and beyond.

Paul says: “The themes of the business forum range from pandemic recovery to digital innovation, food security, healthcare, impact investment, skills, future cities and green growth.

“Many of those themes concern areas where FWB Group is working to make a difference in East Africa, such as growing the skills and talent base, developing the cities of the future and making strides towards greater sustainability and the circular economy.”