Dr. Albert Ndayitwayeko is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional with more than 20 years of experience in Environmental Assessment, Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Program/Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Natural Resources Conservation and Management, Human Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Education, Communication and Interpretation, and Disaster Risk Reduction.
For the last 23 years, Dr. Ndayitwayeko has provided highly valued environmental consulting services to: The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Health Canada, Care Canada, the Ontario English and French Boards of Education, the University of Windsor, Ontario, Saint Claire College, Windsor, Ontario, the University of Ottawa, Canada, the Academy for Educational Development, Washington, D.C., the Jane Goodall Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland, the United States International Development Agency, USA.
Dr. Ndayitwayeko has gained unparalleled environmental consulting expertise internationally through his rewarding and highly appreciated assignments in Mali, West Africa, Uganda and Tanzania, East Africa, Madagascar, Haiti, Timor Leste, Thailand and the Pan African Organization African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dr. Ndayitwayeko possesses a Master’s Degree in Science Education from the University of Florida, and a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
248 Sandhill Road, Kanata, ON K2K 2V8
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Mr. Philippe Niyongabo is a Burundian national. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Lawrence, Kansas, USA and a post-graduate degree in Energy Planning and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from ISIM, Mons, Belgium.
From December 2015, he is working as Senior Energy Expert for the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission (AUC). From February 2005 until October 2015, he was the Head of Energy Division in the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the AUC. During that period, he developed the following major regional energy programs: (i) The Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA-energy sector), (ii) The Regional Geothermal Program and the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for the Eastern African Countries and mobilization of over a Hundred Thirty Five million USD (US$ 135 M); and (iii) The Harmonized Continental Regulatory Framework for the Electricity Market in Africa, among others.
Before joining the AUC in 2005, he held high level positions in his country, Burundi, including: Managing Director and Board Member of the National Utility Company for Water and Electricity (REGIDESO), Chairman of the Board of Directors of SINELAC (International Electricity Company for Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda), Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Burundi in charge of economic affairs and infrastructure and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Sugar Company (SOSUMO).
Areas of expertise:
– Energy policy and planning at national, regional and continental levels for the short, medium and long terms;
– Development of energy master plans and action plans for the short, medium and long terms at national, regional and continental levels;
– Financial resources mobilization as well as elaboration and negotiation of financing agreements with multilateral institutions and at bilateral level and public-private partnerships;
– Institutional reforms and performance evaluation of utility companies in electricity and water sectors; and
– Regional integration and promotion of regional infrastructure programs and projects.
Mr. Donatien BIHUTE is a highly regarded free-lance consultant and Senior International Expert for more than 30 years; especially in (i) economic development and regional integration, (ii) corporate governance, (iii) project planning, programming and budgeting ,(iv) financial engineering, (v) public private partnerships, and much more.
Some of his achievements include, but are not limited to:
Working as a free-lance consultant for many international organizations, including the World Bank, the USAID, the African Development Bank, the European Union, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM (2000 to date);
Serving as Burundi National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1988-1999)
Working as the Vice-President, (Operations) of the African Development Bank; in charge of the development of general and sectoral development policies; planning, programming, budgeting, supervising Bank’s Group operations; supervising technical assistance to borrowing member countries, and loan administration.
Serving as a Burundian Cabinet Minister of planning and international economic cooperation; initiated the First Five Year National Development Plan and related macro-economic policies; and coordinated external aid negotiations (1978- 1982).
Serving at the World Bank as Executive Director, sharing the collective Board responsibilities of: (i) supervising the general management of the World Bank Group; (ii) approving loan proposals and Bank Group’s operational policies (iii); representing 18 African and Caribbean countries on the Board of Directors; and
Mr. Donatien Bihute holds a Master of Arts (M A) degree in Economics and Social Sciences. University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
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Ottawa Ontario, CANADA
Ambassador Prof. Charles MURIGANDE served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (i.e Vice President) for Institutional Advancement of the University of Rwanda from August 2016 until June 2020 when he retired from Public Service. Prior to this appointment, he served as Ambassador of Rwanda to Japan with concurrent accreditation to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the Philippines from August 2011 to April 2015.
Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE has also held various Ministerial portfolios in the Government of Rwanda, including Education (2009-2011), Cabinet Affairs (2008-2009), Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2002-2008) and Transport and Communication (1995-1997). He served as Advisor to the President of Rwanda (1994-1995). He was elected as Secretary General of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) in February 1998 and reelected in December 2001.
Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (summa cum laude) from University of Namur, Belgium, in 1986 and an MBA (Leadership and Innovation) from University of Canberra, 2017. He has worked as Scientific Advisor at the Geographic Institute of Burundi (1986-1988) and Researcher at Howard University in Washington D.C (1989-1994) where he held the post of Director of the Biostatistics Unit of Howard University Cancer Center and was an adjunct Assistant Professor of Probability in the Department of Mathematics. Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE has also served as Rector (e.g. Vice Chancellor) of the former National University of Rwanda (1997-1998). During his academic life, he published several papers in international peer-reviewed journals and holds the rank of Associate Professor from the former National University of Rwanda.
Ambassador Dr. MURIGANDE has served on the Board of Directors of the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (Rwanda), the Kigali Free University (Rwanda), the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (Rwanda) and is the founder member of Transparency International – Rwanda, an affiliated organization of Transparency International. He is also a founder member of the Rwanda Leaders Fellowship, an organization which aims at instilling godly values in the leadership of Rwanda. He serves on the International Advisory Council of Ashinaga Foundation, Japan.
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Ms. Wivine Ntamubano is an International Environmental Expert with 28 years’ experience in environmental education and more than 20 years in conservation, environmental policy programming, natural resources management, pollution control and abatement, sustainable environmental impact assessment (EIA), climate change, and disaster risk reduction (DRR.
She is a champion in helping program and project’s recipients including women and other disadvantaged groups in gaining a variety of experiences in, and acquiring basic understanding of, the environment and its associated challenges.
Wivine gained her superior knowledge and exceptional reputation in environment and natural resources management through her training and training of trainers, teaching, and finally from her career at the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat where she acted as the Head of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Department from 2008 to 2015 and Disaster Risk Reduction Ad visor from 2016 to 2018.
Ms. Ntamubano holds Master Degree in Genetics (Crop Improvement) from the University Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain La Neuve, Belgium, and a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Burundi.
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Mr. Placide Kalisa is the Global Environmental and Energy Consulting Services, Inc. ‘s Funds Development and Events Coordinator responsible for fundraising, donor stewardship and event planning activities. His portfolio encompasses, but is not limited to: developing and delivering on the overall fundraising strategy, building capacity, growing revenue, and anticipating organizational needs and priorities.
Mr. Kalisa has outstanding customer service record, high enthusiasm, and strong attention to details. For more than 10 years as the president of the Rwandan community of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, he has shown his superior ability in community organizing, relationships building with internal staff, donors, prospects, volunteers, and suppliers; setting and achieving realistic time-limited fundraising targets.
Building on his proven experience in this area, Mr. Kalisa is expected to create our company’s sustainable and diverse funds development portfolio, with funding streams including government institutions, individuals, major gifts corporations, community partners, events, and other sources; lead the planning and management of all funds development activities; implement partnerships, renewal and recognition activities; coordinate and promote web-based fundraising; prepare publicity material and press kits for potential donors; lead communication with key partners and funders with the aim of cultivating growing and sustaining long-term funding and collaboration; maintain the Global Environmental and Energy Consulting Service, Inc.’s website and ensure that content is updated and always current; work with all forms of media, and produce supporting materials such as posters, newsletters and digital platforms; continuously raise awareness through our social media channels; coordinate and follow up on mailing campaigns, as well as partners requests; manage and update the database to record solicitors, gifts, pledges and prospects; and prepare budgets and provide periodic progress reports.
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Dr. BUTUNAGU Herménégilde has a PhD in Animal Science from the University of Kharkov, Soviet Union, a post graduate certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment, and a post graduate certificate in Tropical Animal Diseases. He is a member of several professional associations such as the Veterinary Association of Burundi (AVB) and he is a board member of the Burundi Veterinary Order. He is a multilingual professional (French, English, Russian, Kirundi and Swahili).
Since 1990, Dr BUTUNAGU has headed numerous livestock projects in Burundi funded by various donors including the European Union, the World Bank, FAO and World Vision. He is currently a Senior Consultant for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); a UN specialized agency that invests in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes.
Throughout his career, Dr BUTUNAGU has played a leading role in rural communities’ capacity building in the areas of animal husbandry, environmental stewardship, sustainable livelihood, food security and environmental impact assessment. He is also well-versed in project monitoring and evaluation, environmental risk assessment and environmental remediation.
Dr BUTUNAGU has also organized a number of training of trainers in livestock farming, community outreach and trans boundary animal diseases control.