Wednesday, August 27, 2008

End of Kigali trip 2008

We have reached the end of our stay in Kigali for this year. We have had a great trip, with wonderful hosts and hostesses. I think I can write on behalf of all of us, Andy, Greg Eva and Paul. We hope we have behaved so we are welcome back.

I, Eva, want to thank everyone who help us fund this trip, and support this stay. Thank yous go especially to David Kreps at GSB, John Shoven SIEPR, Nick Hope SCID, and the staff at SCID and SIEPR in particular Deborah Cavalho. They never stopped beleiving in this project, even when the rest of us were in doubt, amazing.
On the Kigali side, thank you Krishna Govender, Andrew Nyamvumba, Andre Ndjery, David Kanamugire, and many more probably.

And extra and warm Thank you goes to Liz McBride who's enthusiams and knowledge made this idea to a real event. In very much danger working in Afganisthan has she kept in touch with the project, She has provided advice and generously shared with us her network in Rwanda and in the great lake region.

A very grateful thank you to Greg Rosston who not only assisted in making the trip possible but also ventured himslef to unknown territory. And finally, Andy Skrzypacz, (Andrzej), what a courageous and patiant man, who without hesitation said yes when I asked him to go, and with patiance waited for a program and a teaching schedule until the bitter end. I am so happy both Andy and Greg got to see both elephants and gorillas, what a treat.

Finally thank you to Paul, my husband, who really lives up to the vowes he once gave to me,.... in times of better and worse". Thank you for the trust and faith. What a treasure you are and what a contribution you made.

27th of August, 2008

visits at Novotel and Ministries

Novotel : Rita director Amabassador to USA

At the Ministry of Education with Minister and her Planning Director

At the Ministry of Finance with Finance Minister and Special economic advisor
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

School pictures

Vice Rector with students at the School of Finance and Banking

with Paul too
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Indian Kashana and the Ministry of Science and Technology

Indiana Kashana waitress and waiters

At the Minister of Science and Technology
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At the Ministry of Finance

At the Ministry of Finance

Molly from PSF and Jacky

Paul entertaining, easy sometimes

Jacky's beatiful hair do, admired by company
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Lectures and Security

At Paul's lecture at RITA with engineers and the Minister for Science and Technology

The crowd of engineers

The Security is 100% outside the lecture hall
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Picture from consulting with government agencies

At Novotel with Rita's director, and the Rwandan ambassador in the US

Visiting the Minister of Education and her Planning Director

Visitng the Finance Minister with his special Advisor