Richard Niwenshuti

Non-Staff Rwanda Program Advisor

Richard works part-time for SHE-CAN creating relationships with local organizations, schools and government institutions. He is a graduate of Mount Kenya University with an MBA in Project Management and a Bachelors in Education from the University of Rwanda. Full-time he serves as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM). In July 2019, he was appointed as the Coordinator of Single Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Trade and Industry where he served for three years. In July 2017, he served as the Program Coordinator under the Rwanda Development Board, Chief Skills Office with focus on the project to strengthen education for agricultural development, a joint program between the Government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Netherland through the Netherland’s initiative for higher education. Prior to the above, Richard worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC) through the Sustainable Business Advisory Program in the rollout of Business Edge and Smetoolkit to the IFC investee banks, telecommunication companies and higher learning institutions in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America (Mexico). 

SHE-CAN l Richard Niwenshuti, Non-Staff Rwanda Program Advisor