Rwanda Ambassador, Mathilde Mukantabana made her way to San Antonio last week to learn about some of the city’s big initiatives impacting our local economy. She sat down with Chamber staff to discuss everything from education and healthcare, to technology and military affairs. Mukantabana said, “San Antonio is an extraordinary city that in many ways resembles Rwanda and its capital city Kigali, with a growing young population, a strong military presence, and a burgeoning healthcare industry.”
Professor Mathilde Mukantabana is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States of America and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana was a tenured Professor of History at Cosumnes River College (CRC) in Sacramento, California from 1994 to 2013. She is also co-founder and President of Friends of Rwanda Association (F.O.R.A), a non-profit American relief association created in the wake of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda.
In her capacity as a college professor and as President of F.O.R.A., Ambassador Mukantabana was actively involved in various academic and civic engagements. She organized numerous domestic and international workshops and conferences on genocide and on the Rwandan experience.
As part of the Good to Great to Global Initiative (G3), the Chamber has successfully developed relationships with Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, and now Rwanda, just to name a few. This meeting with Rwanda Ambassador Mukantabana is just one of many to more to come.