04th October 2023
In a historic moment at the 2023 International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan, Rwanda secured its place as the newest board member of the global software testing community.
Rwanda, often celebrated for its remarkable recovery from the tragic events of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, has been making significant socio-economic strides in recent years. Despite being landlocked and one of Africa’s smallest countries, the country aspires to become the leading IT Hub in Africa and the acceptance of the Rwanda Software Testing Qualifications Board (RWSTQB) is a testament to Rwanda’s commitment to reshape its economic landscape into a digital economy.
By embracing software testing standards through its membership in the ISTQB®, Rwanda sets to position itself as a leader in the African continent in delivering high-quality software testing solutions that meet international standards, thus creating job opportunities, attracting global investors, and further fueling the growth of its IT sector.
Photo: The 2023 ISTQB® General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan
“The benefits of Rwanda’s acceptance into the ISTQB® are manifold,” said Robert Ford, President of RWSTQB. “Firstly, it provides Rwandan IT professionals with access to a global network of experts, resources, and best practices. This exchange of knowledge will undoubtedly contribute to the skill development of the local workforce, enhancing their ability to deliver internationally standardized software testing solutions. Additionally, being part of the ISTQB® community opens doors to international collaborations, fostering partnerships that can drive innovation and technology transfer.”
As Rwanda continues its journey towards becoming a technology powerhouse in Africa, its presence in the global software testing community marks a pivotal moment in the history of software testing — a moment that symbolizes resilience, innovation, and a commitment to shaping a brighter, tech-driven future.
The International Software Quality Institute (“iSQI”) is a leading global exam provider and accredited certification body with headquarters in Germany and subsidiary companies in the UK, the Netherlands and the US. Focusing on IT professions, iSQI certifies the know-how of professionals in over 110 countries on 6 continents in 10 languages, delivering more than 30,000 examinations annually.
About Beaming Knowledge in Africa:
Beaming Knowledge in Africa is a develoPPP.de project of iSQI GmbH co-financed by DEG from the public funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany, launched to create an opportunity for Africans to get the right professional certifications in order to compete globally.