Our Experts

We work with an extensive network of researchers, academics and practitioners from different renown organizations and top universities in the world in designing and implementing research projects, training and consultancy assignments.

Brian Kiberu is an economist with expertise in Labour Economics, Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Micro-econometrics and Macro-econometrics. He has been involved in several assignments related to development economics, trade, labour market analysis, health economics and university teaching. Kiberu worked with central governments, international organizations, research institutes and academia within sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked as an Economist and Data Analyst in the last decade in Rwanda, Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Kiberu has been also working with WHO, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, DFID, Rwanda Development Board, Ministry of Public Service and Labour, Rwanda and Capacity Building and Employment Services Agency,…

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Karangwa Mathias has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (National University of Rwanda), a master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics (Makerere University) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics (3rd year, University of Minho, Portugal). He has experience in Research (with a good number of publications) and in modeling and forecasting, for at least ten years. He also previously taught statistics, Econometrics, data analysis and processing and other economics courses, at local universities. His research interests are: empirics/econometrics of economic growth, macroeconomic modeling, panel data econometrics (with a focus on microeconometrics, including impact evaluation studies) as well as monetary…

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Safari Vincent is an economist with more than 17 years of experience in international trade with a focus on Cross Border Trade, Trade and Transport Facilitation, Regional Integration, and Policy Advocacy.  Before moving into UNDP this month (March 2021), he provided technical assistance to Rwanda National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) on Cross Border Trade and Trade Facilitation as a consultant under TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) contract. Safari has successfully assisted the Ministry in the establishment and operationalization of the Rwanda NTFC and the revamping of the Rwanda National Monitoring Committee (NMC) on…

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Akampumuza Precious, PhD

Environment and Climate Change Specialist
Akampumuza Precious is an environmental specialist and researcher, currently working with Japan Weather Association (JWA) in the Overseas Business Section. Her research interests include climate change, gender, health, food security, and other topics related to sustainable development.  She holds a PhD in Sustainability Science from the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) under the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. She is a holder of a Masters degree in Sustainability Science from the same university, and a Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing and Technology from Kyambogo University. Her empirical research on the socio-economic effects…

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Ggombe Kasim Munyegera, PhD

Co-Founder of Centre for Development Policy
Dr. Ggombe Kasim Munyegera is an Economist, researcher and Co-Founder of Centre for Development Policy. He holds a PhD and MA in Development Economics obtained from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan, and a BA in Economics obtained from Makerere University, Uganda. He has conducted policy and academic research covering various topics including financial sector development, gender and women empowerment, agriculture and rural development, migration, trade, poverty and vulnerability, growth and structural transformation and climate change. Prior to founding MRC, he worked as Country Economist in the Rwanda country office of the International Growth Center (IGC)…

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Yvette Ruzibiza is a PhD fellow at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is interested in people and their interaction with the contexts they live in, from a community and individual point of view. To understand behaviour and individual decision-making in their contexts, she applies theories from both gender studies and anthropology. Her current doctoral research focuses on the sexuality and relationships of young refugees in Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda, and Nakivale refugee camp, Uganda. She uses ethnographic methods and approaches to study adolescent beliefs or perceptions about gender and romantic…

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Edward Kadozi, PhD

Founder and President of Centre for Development Policy
Edward KADOZI, Ph.D has the privilege of combining industry work and academia. He has over 10 years of professional experience in Capacity Development, employability skills development, labor market interventions, economics of migration in Africa, and policy analysis. He is a Senior Analyst at Rwanda Development Board (RDB). He provides technical and strategic advice to the RDB, public, and private sectors in areas of capacity development, skills development, and employment interventions. Edward has extensive professional and teaching experience in policy and strategy formulation as well economic analysis in Rwanda. He is the founder of the Centre for Development Policy (CDP). Edward…

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Wilberforce NUWAGIRA is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in Economics at the University of Minho, Portugal and he is a senior Principal Economist at the National Bank of Rwanda (NBR). His main research interests lie within the fields of mainstream macroeconomics , applied econometrics and statistical analysis. He has published several papers in areas of exchange rate, foreign capital flows as well as economic growth both in time series and panel context.

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