The Rwanda Software Testing Qualifications Board (RWSTQB) has been admitted as the 69th ISTQB® Member Board at the ISTQB® General Assembly (GA) meeting in Tokyo, Japan!
RWSTQB President, Robert Ford, attended the meeting to represent the board and make the application. During his presentation, Robert shared insights into Rwanda's commitment to technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as its active promotion of equality and sustainability. Rwanda has a mostly young population, and the service industry is the primary sector of its economy, with an increasing emphasis on information and communication technology (ICT). Software testing capability and expertise will be important in the future.
Robert expressed his gratitude to the ISTQB® for the warm welcome, stating that "Today's Information Age demands trusted and quality software. The RWSTQB is committed to leading the way for software testing in Rwanda. We have accredited training providers already offering training and we have access to certification exams - our next step will be engagement with the community and organizations who can leverage the value of ISTQB® to accelerate skills and career opportunities."
ISTQB® President Klaudia Dussa-Zieger congratulated the new ISTQB® Member Board for Rwanda and remarked that "This new ISTQB® Member Board for Rwanda has already demonstrated its dedication to being part of the broader ISTQB® ecosystem and proliferating skills and expertise underpinned by the ISTQB® certification. I wish the team every success and know that this will help Rwanda emerge as a center of excellence for testing".
Congratulations to the Rwandan Software Testing Qualifications Board on this fantastic achievement!