Didier Nkurikiyimfura
Director of Technology and Innovation

Didier Nkurikiyimfura is the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Smart Africa Secretariat. In his current position, Didier is in charge of developing a sustainable Technology and Innovation ecosystem in Smart Africa Member States collaboration with Governments, private sector, academia and a wide range of stakeholders and partners. He currently oversees the implementation of strategic initiatives such as the free roaming initiative (also know as the One Africa Network project), increasing affordability and accessibility of Internet in Africa and the Smart Africa scholarship fund.

Aside his official Smart Africa duties, Didier currently serves in as Chairman of the board of Directors of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (www.rcaa.gov.rw) as well as RwandaOnline Platform Ltd (www.irembo.gov.rw).