From a young age, I committed to creating a good change in my community by integrating
biodiversity conservation, community health, agriculture, entrepreneurship, climate protection,
and sustainable development in Rwanda. Named Top Young Innovator of Rwanda, 2012, I
cofounded and serve as Executive Director of Biodiversity Conservation Organization
BIOCOOR ( www.biocoor.rw ). I am a cofounder of a community based ecotourism project called
Nyungwe EcoVillage www.nyungwecovillage.rw . I have worked in The Nature Conservancy
(www.tnc.org) as a short term Consultant. In this role, I negotiated nearly 300,000 USD in grants and
investments from the South Korean government, UNDP, The Van Tienhoven Foundation, The New
Forests Company, and others to support my community. I have served as a Tourist Guide in Nyungwe
National Park at the Rwanda Development Board for four years ( www.rdb.rw ). I have earned BSc in
Zoology and Conservation and I have MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. I am completing a PhD in
Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Community Development. I have created the social
businesses to promote the sustainable development of Youth in Rwanda. In BIOCOOP we have the vision
of putting Rwanda to the level of middle income countries by integrating biodiversity conservation,
ecotourism, climate protection, community health, natural resources management, and sustainable
development of Rwanda. I created 27 permanent jobs and 1800 part time jobs in my community and have
built Dr IMANISHIMWE CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP CENTER around Nyungwe National Park
and we are building the capacity in entrepreneurship, leadership, project management and biodiversity
conservation for 18 students from African Leadership University and the University of Rwanda. We
extended our Programs to the whole Southern Province and our Headquarter is in Huye. Our
achievements in biodiversity conservation are remarkable
Contribute to the development of Rwanda to the level of middle income countries using its resources and skills.
Build a nation that is environmentally and socio- economically stable through its resources and skills.
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
NYIRANZEYIMANA Anne Marie
VICE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE
DUSENGIMANA JEAN DE DIEU
CASHIER & RECEPTIONIST
The only way to make this happened is to take action!
For the purpose of conserve biodiversity and environmental.