The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali has partnered with Rwanda Development Board in“KwitaIzina” 2016 as part of its Responsible Business Program.

Kwita Izina is a Kinyarwanda word translated as “Baby Naming Ceremony”, which has been part of the Rwanda culture and tradition for centuries. In a drive to actively protect the Mountain Gorillas and their habitat – The Government of Rwanda has modelled the old naming century’s tradition on these species to get the national brand known as Kwita Izina.

Kwita Izina, is held annually with a commencement of a fundraising Gala Dinner with the aim of creating awareness of conservation for the endangered mountain gorillas.

The new iconic Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, hosted this year’s Kwita Izina fundraising Gala Dinner and was recognised as a Gold sponsor towards conservation of the mountain Gorillas and their habitat.

“We are delighted to be the one of the main partners of Rwanda Development Board on the conservation agenda, as this fits into our Responsible Business program that seeks to conserve our environment among other things. Especially that it plays a crucial role in the country’s development”, said Denis J. Dernault, General Manager of the Radisson Blu& Convention Centre, Kigali.

Responsible Business program is Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's broader commitment to sustainable development by taking responsibility for the environment and community through focusing on areas that impact society and business.