Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa, the former Minister for Public Service and Labour in Rwanda, has commenced her new role as the Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa at the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The announcement, made through ILO’s official X account emphasized Kayirangwa’s enthusiasm for joining the ILO team and her dedication to “serving the Africa region.”
She said, “I’m delighted to be joining the ILO team today. I am committed to serving the Africa region with partners, working for social justice, and promoting decent work for all.”
Kayirangwa’s appointment, effective since October 1, places her in an influential position within ILO’s global management team. Kayirangwa’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Laws degree earned in 1997 from the National University of Rwanda and a Master of Laws degree obtained from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010. From 1998 to 2004, she worked in the financial services sector, specifically as a legal adviser and credit officer at the Commercial Bank of Rwanda, now known as I&M Bank Rwanda Limited, before transitioning to the judicial sector in 2004, where she first served as a Justice of the High Court of Rwanda before moving to the Commercial High Court in 2008. In October 2013, she was appointed Vice-President of the Commercial High Court of Rwanda in recognition of her capabilities.From 2017 to 2023, Kayirangwa was the Minister of Public Service and Labor in Rwanda, where her tenure was marked by significant contributions to the nation’s labor policies and initiatives.
ILO, a United Nations agency, is dedicated to championing social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights. Its primary objective is to advance the agenda of decent work worldwide. Rwanda, an ILO member since 1962, actively participates in the organization’s initiatives. The country recently hosted the 19th Regional Seminar for Labor-based Practitioners in May, demonstrating its commitment to fostering productive collaborations within the ILO framework.
Source: The New Times