Current Masters Students

Mapendo Mindje is Master’s student in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management at the University of Rwanda and among the students selected to pursue a semester of Master’s studies in Bio-Geosciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany from April-August 2018. He is a Rwandan citizen, serving at the University of Rwanda as a teaching assistant and the Year One Studies Program Coordinator for the College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. He also assists in teaching biodiversity conservation and ecology. Mapendo was elected... Read more

Leonce Ngirinshuti is a Master of Science student in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management at the University of Rwanda and in the Program of Biogeosciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Leonce is interested in the conservation of aquatic biodiversity and in the management of aquatic ecosystems. With a desire to pursue his career interest, Leonce investigated the seasonal variations in zooplankton abundance in Lake Kivu and how these variations link with the food chain dynamics for his BSc dissertation. He currently works as an... Read more

Lambert Tumushimire is a Rwandan-born biology teacher. He started teaching in Rwandan secondary schools in 2012 after completing his BSc in Biology and Education at the University of Rwanda-College of Education (former Kigali Institute of Education). Lambert has helped many young people to build their careers and improve their knowledge and skills in biology and health sciences. During his teaching career, Lambert has participated in numerous trainings and workshops including ‘An introduction to core skills for teachers’ organized by the British Council, ‘Career advisor... Read more

Germaine is an environmentalist, born in Nyarugenge-Kigali, and she is currently enrolled in a Master of Science Program in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resource Management at the University of Rwanda.  Her studies also include environmental security and sustaining peace. Germaine will be attending the University of Koblenz-Landau in the Dual Masters’ Program of Biogeoscience.  Germaine has a passion for interdisciplinary approaches to solving challenges related to conservation biology, biodiversity preservation, natural resources management and climate change... Read more

Jackson’s career ambition is to become an expert in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from Kampala International University in Uganda in November 2011. In 2015, Jackson began a Master of Science degree in Development Studies at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, focusing on learning how to meet the needs of the current and future generations while conserving nature and preserving biodiversity. He is currently pursuing a MSc. Degree in... Read more

Born and raised in Rwanda, Pierre Celestin is pursuing a dual Master of Science Degree from the University of Rwanda in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management and from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany in Biogeoscience. His MSc research is an assessment of carbon storage potential for Gishwati-Mukura National Park for enhancing carbon sequestration in the park. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Rwanda in Environmental Management. Pierre Celestin has served as Director (2013-14) of the Rwanda Village Concept Project... Read more

Dorine is a young environmental activist.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology and is currently carrying out a Master of Science degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management. She is committed to livelihood improvement which motivates her to conduct various volunteer activities within the communities.  Furthermore, she volunteered with the World Wildlife Fund International Madagascar country office, where she worked on the protection of mangroves and reduction of poverty in the Ambaro Bay; and she is currently conducting a part-... Read more