Expert (Software industries and IT Investment),
Sangwa Rwabuhihi is a Rwandan software entrepreneur based in Germany. In 2012, he started Hino Limited, a software company specialized in user interfaces for the African market. Sangwa worked for three years as a software engineer in the German automotive and medical industry working on projects for Daimler AG, Miele & Cie. KG and Bbraun AG.
In 2014, Sangwa was featured in the book, My Black Skin“ by Dayan Kodua among 25 African personalities in Germany. He is an advisor to the Kaneza Initiative, a Berlin-based organization mentoring young migrants and which is part of the network „Die Verantwortlichen“ of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. He is also the coordinator of the Rwandan Young Professionals Network in Germany.
From 2003 to 2006, he was a senior member of the Glocal Youth Parliament (GYP) Steering Committee, a worldwide network of youth activists representing their cities and working to develop a Global-Local Agenda for the year 2020. His involvement and commitment to the GYP has led him to attend several conferences in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa where he played a significant role in advocating for youth empowerment and contributing to the setup of numerous initiatives run by major global organizations such as the World Bank, the UN-Habitat, and Microsoft Corporation.
His personal engagement to peace building in Rwanda has earned him the Jan Stenbeck Award in 2004. Sangwa Rwabuhihi has taken a leading role in the launching of the We Are the Future Project in Rwanda, an initiative of music legend Quincy Jones to help build a better future for thousands of children and youth in conflict regions throughout the world.
In 2003, Sangwa Rwabuhihi founded Nibyiza Group, which was recognized in Rwanda as the countrywide leading youth organization dedicated to youth-to-youth ICT projects. With headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda, Nibyiza Group partnered with the Ministry of Youth, the City of Kigali, and the National Youth Council to provide capacity-building programs, IT-consultancy and technical assistance to youth organizations throughout the country.
Sangwa Rwabuhihi graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern in software engineering. He speaks fluently German, French, English and Kinyarwanda and has grown up living in Senegal, Cameroon, Rwanda and Switzerland.
Within the ADNE, is responsible for monitoring developments in the field of software industries, providing the organisation with advices on investment and career opportunities and drafting policy recommendations in this area.