The Africa Business Opportunity

We’ve opened our Africa division, starting with Rwanda. This East-African nation has a rich history of resiliency and culture. The Rwandan workforce is in full expansion mode with young and dynamic human capital. 70% of Rwanda’s 12.9 million population are under 30 years old.

A strong private sector for agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and new technologies provide investment opportunities in infrastructure building, healthcare, light manufacturing, agro-processing, recycling, workforce development and training.

  • 1st for Government Transparency in Africa
  • Strong African hub potential
  • Advantageous income tax incentives
  • Most women in parliament (61%)
  • Most gender balanced cabinet in the world (50%)
  • New investor friendly regulations
  • Ease of doing business with efficient admin processes
  • Advantageous income tax incentives
  • Minimal restrictions on foreign ownership & capital flows
  • Capital gains exemption on sale or transfer of shares
  • Strong financial institutions
  • Lowest debt ratio
  • Stable currency
  • Credit rating B-Fitch | B+ Stable –S&P
  • Strategic free-trade agreements
  • Young & growing human capital
  • Growing bilingual educated workforce
  • 1st in the Eastern African countries for network readiness
  • 6th safest country worldwide for travelers
  • Youth Sport Academy for talented young athletes
Skilled Workforce Africa’s Mission

Skilled Workforce Africa’s mission is to support capacity building through workforce development, skilled trades training and staffing augmentation. Upskilling the local workforce with the latest knowledge, technologies, best practices and international safety standards to help companies in the private sector and local governments with:

  • Labor Retention
  • Increase productivity
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Reduce Youth Unemployment
  • Promote FDI (foreign direct investment)

Jerome Gasana

Before joining the SWA team, Jerome served as the Managing Director for Mukura Victory Sports & Loisirs for 2 years. Previously, he led Workforce Development Authority (WDA) in Rwanda for 7 years as the Director General, overseeing more than 400 TVET schools (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) nationwide.

At the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Jerome gained 6 years of invaluable knowledge through his teaching staff position. Jerome was also appointed as Director at the Regional ICT Training and Research Center (RITC) for 5 years.

Other prominent career highlights include his tenures as NCC education coordinator, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) technical and training coordinator, and ICT training coordinator on behalf of the Ministry of Education in Rwanda.

Jerome obtained his Master of Science in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technology, India. He completed his degree of Science in Biochemistry from University of Mysore, India and acquired Honors in Computer Hardware Engineering from the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology.

Attracting US FDI to Rwanda

Workforce Development