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Kayigema, Vincent

I hold a Master of Science degree from the School of Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Discipline of Environmental Sciences) of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Research focus and significant work experience involved Climate Change Resilience and Food Security in Africa.
The research was based on a case study on the impact of Rwanda’s Girinka programme (One cow per poor family) which promotes improved and zero-grazing as a strategy for Climate Resilience and Food Security.
The research work was with the government’s review of the poverty reduction and gender-awareness policies through the implementation framework of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy 2008-2012 and how lessons learned guided the second phase of the strategy, EDPRS II (2013-2018).
Published a research article in the peer reviewed journal – Agenda (Women's perceptions of the Girinka programme, Climate Resilience and poverty alleviation in Rwanda).
An M&E certified by the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) - University of Wolverhampton, I have acquired more than 5 years of experience in Monitoring
and Evaluation mainly with the Fund for Environment and Climate Change (FONERWA) with primary oversight over climate relevant projects in various areas including sustainable management of natural resources, climate resilient and green economic initiatives such as wetlands management, terracing, forestry and agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, renewable and low-carbon energy as well as waste management.
Currently, I am coordinating the implementation of GEF-LDCF project to increase the adaptive capacity of vulnerable Rwandan communities to adverse effects of climate change.