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Impact Week 2017 – Kigali, Rwanda



The first Impact Week in Africa outside Kenya took place in one of the most vibrant startup hotspot in Africa – Rwanda. Hosted by the Technical High-School of the SOS Children´s villages in Kigali, 100 pupils and alumni worked together with their teachers and employees from local organizations and NGO´s on different topics.

Most surprisingly, our Kenyan Coaches, Kendi, James and Stichez, decided to join the program and travel all the way to Rwanda, in order to be well prepared to kick off their own independent Impact Week in Nairobi, 2017. Vice-versa, our network proved valuable, as three newly trained Rwandan Junior Coaches subsequently joined the Impact Week in Kenya. We are happy that our African colleagues are passing on the torch, making the impact sustainable.

Impact Week Rwanda

Organisation team 2017 Rwanda

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Benjamin Rückriegel
Local Coordinator
Jochen Gürtler
Design Thinking Expert
Jens Unger
Change Consultant
"I am eager to help the people of Rwanda to overcome the past by inspiring them to be creative and to develop business ideas which drive their country into a bright future." "The Impact Week is for me always a big learning opportunity, a challenging adventure and a lot of fun." “It is my hope to create something that lasts – business ideas put into practice, stories to share, relationships, friendships.”
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Angela Haas
Human Centered Design Expert
Julia Wenzel
Human Centered Mind
  "It inspires me to work together with people who work on ideas for a positive impact and I love enabling them to bring these ideas to life." "What drives me, is my passion for collaborating with inspiring people and my curiosity for unconventional experiences."

Our Partners

For the realization of the Impact Week in Kigali we had strong local partners and we are glad to run the Impact Week Kigali 2018 together with them.


SOS Kinderdorf Kigali


We are honored for having great supporters and sponsors. Without their help the Impact Week 2017 would not be possible. THANK YOU!

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If you want to support us as well, please see our SponsoringPackagesImpactWeek2017 for details.