Inaugural Commonwealth ICT Applications Forum calls for support for app entrepreneurship


ICT applications offer enormous potential to enhance socio-economic development,” said Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the CTO. “We have assembled in Kigali to discuss how innovative ICT apps can assist communities, enhance national economic growth, expand national ICT industries and promote understanding between people and communities.”

Fuelled by the rise of smartphones, phablets and tablets, the global app industry is expected to be worth around US$190 billion by 2020.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Republic of Rwanda outlined the potential for the app economy.

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