IBI provides supportive environments where individuals have the opportunity to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs, learn from each other and grow themselves and their businesses. Such include Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Networking events, Value-Chain Networking events, etc.
The objectives expressed in the Rwandan government’s Vision 2050 and the 2018-2024 National Strategy for Transformation Plan (NST1) identifies the following key strategic intervention:
Identify and develop priority value chains. A pro-active investor targeting will be made to attract the right anchor firms with market linkages for each priority economic value chain. These include agro-processing, construction materials, light manufacturing, meat and dairy, leather, textiles and garments, horticulture, tourism (including MICE), knowledge-based services, logistics and transport.
With an extensive contact database in the Private Sector Federation, IBI (as a division of PSF) is uniquely placed to bring together actors within value chains.
Two networks (Bakery and Fruit-processing Value Chain Networks) established in 2019, were perceived to be very successful by the participants and IBI will facilitate these networks to meet again and additional networks will be established. Target sectors are likely to be Transport, Agriculture, Garment and Export services.