Rwanda Scouts Association bids to host the 44th
World Scout Conference (2027)

Welcome to Kigali !!

The Rwanda Scouts Association is excited to host the 44th World Scout Conference in Kigali, welcoming the global scouting leadership across the globe.

Since its beginning in the 1950s, Scouting in Rwanda has consistently and significantly grown in how it’s managed, partners with others to the benefit of children, youth and their communities.

Welcoming the highest decision-making body of World Scouting in Kigali, besides co-creating the future of Scouting together, this is an opportunity for participants to witness and enjoy the safest and cleanest city in Africa, share the experience of a rebirth of a nation and enjoy the richness of Rwandan culture.

We can’t wait to welcome you all to the Land of 1000 Hills.

Rwanda in brief.

Rwanda is a small, land-locked country located in East Central Africa, with population of around 13.5 million.

Major economic sectors include tourism, mining, and agriculture. The three official languages are Kinyarwanda, English, and French.

Commonly known as the land of 1000 hills, Rwanda has become Africa’s destination of choice for international meetings and event organizers. The country has successfully hosted several high-level, large conferences, including the following:

Major events hosted in Kigali, Rwanda

  • 73rd FIFA World Congress with 3000 delegates in 2023.
  • Africa Protected Area Congress in July 2022 with 2000 delegates.
  • CHOGM in June 2022 with 4000 delegates.
  • CyberTech Africa – 2020 with 1,000 delegates.
  • International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa – 2019 with 7,000 delegates
  • Africa CEO Forum – 2019 with 1,500 delegates
  • International Meeting on Family Planning – 2018 with 3,500 delegate
  • African Union Summit – 2018 with 4,000 delegates
  • Youth Connect Africa 2018 with 2,000 delegates
  • Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol – 2016 with 1,000 delegates
  • World Economic Forum on Africa – 2016 with 2,500 delegates
  • etc

WSC2027 Proposed Venue:
Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

  • The Kigali Convention Center, proposed as the venue for the World Scout Conference in 2027, stands out as a premier facility for regional and international events. 
  • Located alongside the luxurious Radisson Blu Hotel, it is renowned as Africa’s most modern convention center. Modelled after a Rwandan King’s Palace, its architectural centerpiece is a striking dome. 
  • Spanning over 32,000 m2, the KCC offers customizable exhibition spaces and 17 versatile meeting rooms. Key features include a state-of-the-art auditorium accommodating up to 3,000 delegates, with a total capacity of 4,500. It boasts spacious pre-function areas, modern AV equipment, VIP holding rooms, an on-site health clinic, ATMs, and ample parking space. 
  • Dining options, including a restaurant, bar, and auditorium club, enhance its appeal. The center also offers incentives like complimentary clinic and prayer rooms, free parking, high-speed internet, and advanced technology solutions, ensuring a seamless experience for all participants.

Plenary Session Room

MH1 – Breakout Room

What to expect if WSC27 is hosted in Kigali ?

  • Seamless visa process: Rwanda offers an efficient and straightforward visa process, with many nationalities able to obtain visas on arrival or apply for e-visas, facilitating hassle-free entry for international delegates.
  • Green and clean country: You will experience the stunning cleanliness and environmental sustainability initiatives, aligning well with our Scouts’ values of environmental stewardship.
  • Safety and stability: Rwanda is known for its political stability, safety, and low crime rates, ensuring a secure environment for international events and delegates.
  • Strategic location and accessibility: Rwanda’s central location in Africa, with a well-connected international airport in Kigali, makes it easily accessible for delegates from around the world.
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities: Kigali offers modern, world-class conference venues and accommodation facilities, ensuring a comfortable and professional setting for the conference.
  • Rich cultural experience: Rwanda’s vibrant culture, history, and natural beauty provide delegates with a unique and enriching experience, enhancing the overall appeal of the conference location, espceilly for accompanying persons’ program.

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 Join us on this exciting journey and support Rwanda’s bid to host the 44th World Scout Conference!