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Mr. Venuste NIYIRORA, Rwanda

Head, GFSRD-Global Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship and Livelihood

Mr. Venuste NIYIRORA is, Co-Founder and the current CEO at EPIGA Services Rwanda, young Rwandan entrepreneur passionate about entrepreneurship and business world and relies on a network of contacts in the area on the national and international level, all of whom are happy to take part in different development projects. Over the past years, Vénuste has gained experience working as a secondary school teacher (after graduation from Kigali Institute of Education in 2011) and trainer for different private institutions and non-governmental organizations (both national and international). He has built a solid reputation in this field in Rwanda for more than eight (8) years and has been awarded by the Ministry of Education through the Rwanda Education Board as the best performing teacher at Southern Province level.
He possesses sound knowledge about financial management, investment analysis, entrepreneurship, education and economics concepts and prevalent industry information thereby providing reliable decision support. He has strong academic credentials and holds a Master of Financial Management awarded by Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India in 2016. He also holds two bachelor’s degrees namely the Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis from the said university and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), Economics with Education and QTS (Secondary) from Kigali Institute of Education. He represented both the working institutions and the Country in different national and international training related to entrepreneurship and promotion of the income generating activities and improving youth and women livelihoods especially in rural areas. He received different awards and certificates out of which were awarded as a result of better performance in different domains. He is a life member of World Peace Development& Research Foundation. He is also one of the founding members of the Global Forum for Sustainable Rural Development (GFSRD) and a member of the YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) Network.
Venuste visited and traveled to different countries including those of Western and Eastern Africa and Asia where he lectured in different universities and institutions including National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD, India), Manipal University Jaipur, India, International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, NOIDA, India, and National University of Rwanda among others.
With his experience, know-how, and contacts, Vénuste will make your experience in rural entrepreneurship memorable, while also benefiting the society at large especially the youth and women as much as possible.