Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Didier Nkurikiyimfura is the Chief of Technology and Innovation Officer of Smart Africa Secretariat. He is in charge of developing a sustainable Technology and Innovation ecosystems in Smart Africa Member States in collaboration with Governments, private sector, academia and a wide range of stakeholders and partners.


Didier has more than 15 years of experience in the ICT Sector. A national of Rwanda, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Masters of Science Degree in Software Engineering.


Prior to his current functions, Didier worked the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) where he served in the capacity of head of the IT Security Division, a division that was in charge of planning, implementing and coordinating Rwanda’s ICT Security. Didier also worked at the Rwanda Information Technology Authority where he respectively served as Director of the National Computing Center (NCC) and Director of the National Data Center (NDC).

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