Chinese Manufacturing Moves to Rwanda: A Study of Training at C&H Garments

Image: Flickr, ILO Asia Pacific
Image: Flickr, ILO Asia Pacific

As a small, landlocked country with few natural resources, Rwanda has focused on becoming a knowledge—intensive business and technology hub rather than a labor—intensive manufacturing base.

Vision 2020, Rwanda’s development agenda published in 2000, focuses on cultivating a skilled workforce to power Rwanda’s services, tourism, and information and communications technology (ICT) industries. In 2013, Chinese engagement in Rwanda concentrated on these sectors. New Century Development, a joint venture of 75 percent Chinese and 25 percent local investment, was building the first Marriott Hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG) was constructing the Kigali Convention Center, with a five-star hotel, a conference hall, and an ICT office park.

1 Jan 2018