Welcome to Akilah
Our campus for female leaders at Davis College, Akilah, opened in Rwanda in 2010. As East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women, Akilah graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. The Akilah experience combines the Davis academic model with an intensive focus on women’s leadership.
Our Diploma Programs
Designed in collaboration with Rwandan tourism and hospitality professionals and leaders, this competency-based program consists of a variety of courses focused on key sectors of the Rwandan and regional tourism industry to include: hotel and lodging, food and beverage, MICE, and travel and tourism. Graduates possess the practical, hands-on skills demanded by the industry and gain this experience via rigorous career internships.
The Business Management and Entrepreneurship program cultivates the entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of learners, and also provides an in-depth understanding of business management over two years. Both inside and outside of the classroom (through rigorous internships), learners acquire key technical skills enabling them to launch their own ventures or to valuably support the growth of existing businesses.