Bank of Kigali and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) on Wednesday signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to respond to industry needs with graduates skilled in mathematical sciences.
Under the partnership, BK will provide AIMS access to facilities, data sets and other tools needed for research and specialized training programmes.
As AIMS’ strategic pillars include Innovative Design and Thinking for African solutions, Dr. Diane Karusisi, the CEO of BK, said the bank is excited about the partnership with AIMS.
“It gives us an opportunity to directly support the training of the next generation to solve problems through science and research which is important to Rwanda’s development agenda,” she said.
AIMS, also referred to as the Next Einstein Initiative, is Africa’s first and biggest pan-African network of centres of excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences.
Its CEO and president of AIMS, Thierry Zomanhoun, said the institute is proud to team up with BK.
“Because an education in mathematical sciences, combined with industry experience, responds to the needs of Africa’s private sector and our graduates contribute to Africa’s growth story,” he said.