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Episode 328 - Emery Rubagenga - A Mindset of Excellence To Change A Nation's Destiny

Ep. 328

There are fewer better examples of what visionary leadership can do than the Rwandan progress. After the tragic civil war of 1994 that killed nearly 1 million Rwandan citizens in less than 100 days, leaders of the fourth-smallest country in Africa realized that they had to start by improving their leadership skills to change their country's fate. 

Less than 20 years later, they decreased poverty and unemployment significantly, increased life expectancy, and established universal health care. Rwanda is a leading country in gender equality, its economy keeps growing, and malaria and maternity mortality rates dropped. 

Emery Rubagenga, CEO of ROKA Global Resources, the leading ore mining, processing, and exporting company in Rwanda, visit us to talk about the remarkable Rwandan progress. Emery is also a board member of the African Wildlife Foundation. Thanks to his participation in the Eisenhower Fellowships 2022 Global Program, we were lucky enough to get a hold of him. 

In this episode, we get to size the power of proper leadership using the Rwandan example as a point of reference. Emery kindly described his home country's beauties, the challenges they faced throughout history, and the impressive changes they're experiencing. We also talk about how technological improvement impacted rural areas and students' lives and the reality-change effects of instilling the right mindset of excellence in leaders. 

Tune in to Episode 328 of Becoming Your Best and learn about the Rwandan experience and their commitment to becoming the best version of themselves. 

Some Questions I Ask:

Could you talk about your experiences at the Eisenhower Fellowships 2022 Global Program? (4:33)

What factors are creating such a powerful difference in the success of Rwanda today? (15:41)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

How was Rwandan reality, and how it has dramatically improved during the last years (4:37)

Emery shares some of the experiences lived during his visit to America (8:111)

About a visit to the Rwandan jungle and learning how to say 'hi' in the Gorilla language (11:50)

The story of Clare Akamanzi and the results of adopting a mindset of excellence (20:19)

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