Thacien Hagenimana

Biodiversity Data Manager and Honorary Research Fellow

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, digitizing, cleaning and analysis using different data management tools. In addition. he is interested in the use of technology in biodiversity conservation as well as the environment in general. Thacien is also interested in arthropod diversity.

He conducted his University of Rwanda senior research project on strategic locations for installing urgently required permanent water sources adjacent to the south-west sectors of the Volcanoes National Park in partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International/ Karisoke Research Center. He assisted a PhD student on butterfly diversity across longitudinal gradient in Nyungwe National Park, He participated in different projects in the CoEB including the African Biodiversity Challenge Phase 1 project which aimed at freshwater biodiversity mobilization, Access and Benefit Sharing projects aimed at documenting the use of genetic resources and associated their traditional knowledge and also developing Rwanda's ABS Guideline and Toolkit - UNDP in Rwanda and documenting biodiversity data indicators of Rwanda. Case study: Nyungwe National Park project