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Rwanda to Hold 10th Annual Kwita Izina

Rwanda to Hold 10th Annual Kwita Izina


Rwanda will hold the tenth annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony on 1 July 2014 at the Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi. This year, 18 baby mountain gorillas will be named as part of ongoing conservation efforts to protect Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas. The event will bring together over 5,000 residents of Musanze District as well visitors from all over the world under the theme ‘A Decade: Conserving-Empowering-Growing’.


7.30 – Arrival of guests

9.20 – Arrival of VIP’s

9.50 – Arrival of Guest of honour

10.00 – National Anthem

10.05 – MC welcomes Guests

10.10 – Welcome remarks by the Governor of the Northern Province

10.15 – Entertainment

10.30 – Remarks by the CEO of Rwanda Development Board

10.35 – Gorilla Naming Ceremony commences

11.10 – Entertainment

11.20 – Gorilla Naming Ceremony continues

12.00 – Speech by the Guest of Honour

12.15 – Entertainment

12.30 – Lunch and Networking

14.30 – End of the Program