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Dr.Bélyse MUPFASONI Biography

Dr.Bélyse MUPFASONI, with a Burundian Nationality, is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences (FSEG) at University of Burundi (UB) since May 2008.

She has a PhD in environmental Sciences obtained at Wageningen University and Research (WUR), The Netherlands in 2020. Her PhD research was on “sustainable agriculture in rural Burundi: Exploring the role of entrepreneurial group activities”. 

She obtained a master degree in Sciences of Entrepreneurship from Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Uganda in 2013.

Between her master and PhD degrees, she obtained 3 certificates on gender aspects (Introduction of gender-sensitive planning and budgeting instruments; Local development and gender issues; Gender Academy ) by following a training program in Burundi and Italy co financed by UNWOMEN, ITC-ILO, Wallonie Bruxelles and Government of Burundi.

She is a member of APUB (Association des Professeurs de l’Universite du Burundi); She is a researcher at CURDES (Economic and Social Development University Research Center) under FSEG at University of Burundi.

She is the Burundi Chapter Coordinator of EANLAR (East African Network of Learning of Administrators and Researchers).

She is a board member of Empowering Response Burundi (ERB) and East Africa (EREAC) which is a regional NGO with mission to contribute to finding lasting solutions to the challenges of hunger, poverty and ignorance in East Africa Community Partner States (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Soudan and DRC- South KIVU).

She has over 15 years of experience as a Lecturer, Researcher, and Consultant. She has experience in Proposal Writing, Project Development, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection, Processing, Management and Analysis.

Her main research interests are in social economic, sustainable/ green agriculture, sustainable entrepreneurship, individual and team entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning for communities, agribusiness, gender, social development, sustainable development. She is author and co-author of publications in the domain mentioned above.

Dr.Bélyse MUPFASONI has good organizational, communication and inter-personal skills. She is hard and multi-tasks worker, individual & team worker. She is Bilingual (French & English) in addition to Kirundi, Swahili. 

Dr.Belyse Mupfasoni worked (and still work) with some organization as a consultant in Africa, Europe and Canada: Africa (Réseau Burundi 2000+, Agri profocus/Agri hub Burundi, PEP, PADRI, EANLAR, ONUFEMMES, DUE representation in Burundi, World bank in Burundi, UNICEF, UNDP, etc …) ; Europe (Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands; University of Kassel -ICDD, Germany; Icra Building Trust, the Netherlands, ICCO TERRAFINA ); Canada ( IDRC).


Dr.Ir Marcien NDAGIJIMANABiography

Dr.Ir Marcien NDAGIJIMANA is a researcher and consultant providing his services to different local and international organizations. He was a research assistant at the ‘’Centre d’Etudes Universitaires et Recherche-Développement en AgroEconomie-CERDA’’ of the University of Burundi, then Researcher and Evaluation Officer at UNICEF, Researcher at the University of Wageningen and at IFDC. He has conducted numerous consultancy missions for different organizations such as WFP, IFAD, ITU, etc.

He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and a post-graduate degree in Rural Economics and Sociology from the University of Liège (jointly with the Catholic University of Louvain), both in Belgium. He focused his research on risk management and climate change in agriculture by exploring index insurance as a means of adaptation to climate change and on the privatization of the coffee sector in Burundi. He has implemented innovative programs in the field of disaster risk management such as the ECHO-funded project on climate prediction-based financing, the pilot project on integrating agricultural insurance as a means of adaptation to climate change funded by IFDC through the Burundi Agricultural Productivity Support Project (PAPAB) and Wageningen University.

He is currently a lecturer at Université Lumière de Bujumbura, where he teaches courses on environmental impact and project team management.

His areas of expertise include research, project management, agricultural market analysis, agricultural value chain analysis, cash transfer interventions, monitoring and evaluation, food security analysis, social protection and climate change adaptation/agricultural insurance.

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