Our Team

Mujawamariya Myriam is a Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, Biology department and research associate at CoEB. Her research interest is on plant ecology and eco-physiology, investigating responses of tropical tree species to warmer World. Myriam holds a Master degree in Plant Sciences from Wageningen University, Netherlands and a PhD degree... Read more

Beth Kaplin is Director of the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management at University of Rwanda since 2016, a knowledge management research center aimed at contributing science to policy in support of SDGs.  She has raised funds with Center colleagues to develop a freshwater biodiversity information system for... Read more

Dr Elias Bizuru is a Professor of Life Sciences at University of Rwanda (UR) where he is working since April 2008. Beside his teaching load, he occupied the positions of coordinator of the Msc program in Biodiversity and Conservation before his appointment as Head of Biology Department. He has also been coordinator of the... Read more

Nsengimana Venuste has a PhD in Agronomy and Biological Engineering from the University of Liège – Gembloux Agro Bio Tech. In addition to the Bachelor’s degree in Biology – Education awarded by the former National University of Rwanda Dr. Nsengimana Venuste has a Master’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation, and a... Read more

Daniel is a recent graduate from the University of Rwanda with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, option of Botany and Conservation, currently working as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB). He is interested in Data Management, as well as the land use/... Read more

Raymond Umazekabiri is a graduate from Botany and Conservation at University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology. He is passionate in the field of plant taxonomy and systematic, ecology and ecosystem services, as well as collection management. He is a National Geographic Explorer since August, 2019 through his Early... Read more

Thacien Hagenimana is a biodiversity data manager at Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) since March, 2018. He is a graduate from Zoology and Conservation in the College of Science and Technology (CST). Thacien is highly interested in Biodiversity Data Mobilization such as collection,... Read more

Byukusenge Cyuzuzo Deborah is a computer science graduate from University of Rwanda. She is currently running the CoEB Office at Kigali and manages some projects. As a Research fellow of the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management, she is working on active different projects such as:

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Venant Nzibaza holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Conservation from the University of Rwanda (UR). His bachelor’s thesis was entitled “Fecal Contamination of Water Sources in and Around Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda”. He did his final year project under the financial support provided by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund... Read more