East Africa Regional Director | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
As the East Africa Regional Director, Christine leads all program activity for Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda. Prior to joining the Sustainable Harvest® team, Christine worked with ACDI/VOCA on a USAID project, with Fair Trade USA, REDI (Rwanda Economic Development Initiative), and Root Capital. She has invested the past 14 years in her passion: transforming the lives of people in the rural sector, especially through women’s economic development.
Jean d’Amour Nzarulinda
Director | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
As Director, Jean d’Amour oversees the implementation of all program activities for Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda. He has more than 17 years of experience in agronomy, including eight years in coffee value chain development. Before joining SH-R, he was working with Wagenningen University on a project of improving the sugarcane value chain in Rwanda’s Nyabarongo valley. Jean d’Amour holds a bachelor’s degree in Rural Development & Agribusiness, an A1 diploma in Crop Production, an A2 diploma in Agriculture, and is a master’s degree candidate in Project Management.
M&E and Technology Manager | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Richard is responsible for managing the development and execution of systems to track and report on the impact Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda delivers to its program beneficiaries. He has a strong background in technology and management of development projects. Prior to joining Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda, he did tech consulting for Vitae Homes, a California-based real estate firm, and before that, spent seven years in technology, business analysis, and M&E roles at Grameen Foundation. Richard is an alumnus of the International Institute for Local Development in Capetown, South Africa, in Result Based M&E, and a graduate of Makerere University in Information Technology.
Rene is responsible for the internal workings and management of the Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda office in Kigali. He is a resource for all staff members in terms of human resources, field visit logistics, procurement, office equipment, and field staff need. In addition, Rene leads and manages the planning and execution of the annual Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda event. Before joining Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda, Rene worked with U.S Embassy Kigali and later with One Acre Fund as External Relations Manager, overseeing the development of relationships with donors.
Data Manager | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Joseph is Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda’s Data Manager, primarily focused on M&E systems, where he is responsible for managing data collection activities, ensuring quality control of collected data, and contributing to M&E system development. He has an undergraduate degree from the Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Rural Development and Agribusiness. Joseph worked for the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda for three years in data collection projects (including the National General Census and the National Agriculture Survey) as a team leader at the district level.
Caleb is the accountant and office administrator at Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda, responsible for maintaining, verifying, recording, and reporting the company’s financial activity. He also oversees and ensures smooth office operations. Before joining Sustainable Harvest®-Rwanda, Caleb worked in the hospitality industry and with USG-funded projects in Rwanda, including Jhpiego Corporation and Constella Futures Group. He is a graduate of School of Finance and Banking in Rwanda, and is currently a CPA candidate.
Regional Manager, Southern Province | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Fabien joined Sustainable Harvest® in 2014 as Senior Agronomist, based in Nyaruguru District, before becoming Regional Manager of Southern Province. He has 11 years of experience in the coffee industry, including nine years at the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) as a zone coffee Extensionist responsible for planning and organizing coffee farming activities, developing coffee producers’ awareness of formation of cooperatives, and preventing coffee diseases and pests. He has a degree from ISTCE University.
Jean Aime Niyonkuru
Regional Manager, Eastern Province and part of Gasabo District | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Jean Aime is the Regional Manager of Eastern Province based in Rwamagana District, providing best agricultural practices trainings, cooperative management trainings, and quality control and business advisory services to coffee washing stations. Prior to his employment with SH-R, Jean Aime worked for six years as a zone coffee extensionist with the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), working closely with farmers in the Western Province of Rwanda. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agri-Business, a diploma in Crop Production, and has participated in many cupping trainings and three roasting training.
District Coordinator, Gakenke District | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Ernest is District Coordinator in Gakenke District, supervising the implementation of SH-R priorities and working closely with local government, women leaders, and cooperatives to meet project milestones. Previously at SH-R, Ernest worked in Nyaruguru and Kayonza Districts as Junior Agronomist, providing training on best agricultural practices and cooperative management, as well as conducting data collection. Ernest holds a bachelor’s degree in Crop Production and an A2 Diploma in Agronomy. Prior to joining SH-R, he worked at Duhamic-Adri and in Nyabihu District as a facilitator in farmer field schools.
Eric is a Junior Agronomist based in Nyaruguru District, providing Best Agricultural Practices trainings, helping smallholder cooperatives become more business-minded, and training in management of coffee washing stations for producing specialty coffee. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rwanda in Soil and Water Management. Prior to his current position with Sustainable Harvest®, Eric was a Field Agronomist Advisor for coffee washing stations (CWS) with SNV. He has done cupping, management, and leadership trainings and enjoys innovation and working with rural communities in Rwanda.
Amani Rukundo Nshutiyamana
Regional Manager, Northern Province | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Amani is SH-R’s Regional Manager for Northern Province, overseeing coffee program activities, coordinating agronomy program planning, providing expert knowledge to the strategic vision undertaken by program directors, and overseeing timely and effective implementation of the agronomy training program and additional value chain training. He holds a master’s degree of Development Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Crop Sciences. Prior to joining the SH-R team, Amani worked as a zone coffee extension officer at the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB).
Driver | Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda NGO
Egide is the driver of SH-R, where he’s responsible for ensuring the transportation of staff and upkeep on the company car. Before joining SH-R, Egide was an employee of Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi for seven years as personal driver of the Executive Secretary. Egide is a decorated driver, with A and B driver’s licenses and various mechanical engineering trainings.