Nathan Duhawumugisha was born and raised in Rwanda. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Rwanda, class of 2021. During his studies at the University, he was an active member of the Rwandan University Club for the Conservation of Biodiversity (RUCCB), which is responsible for enhancing the conservation of wildlife and the environment. He completed a 3-month professional internship at the ICT Chamber, where he worked as a Cooperatives Tech Worker in the project of ihuzo Cooperative Digital Life Skills Development (iCDLS), aimed at training and equipping cooperatives with basic digital skills, enabling them to improve their businesses by embracing digital transformation.
Since 2020, Nathan has served as a Field Technician at Entreprise Multiservices Ltd (EMS) to manage, supervise, and direct all plantation activities in the project “Agroforestry Trees Planting Activities in FMBE Intervention area in Gakenke district” and in the project “Enhancing the livelihood of the rural community of Rulindo District through agroforestry and fruit tree planting.” He completed an academic internship at ICRAF Rwanda as a data enumerator, where he conducted baseline data collection and inventory of planted agroforestry tree species as part of the Regreening Africa project and Forest Landscape Restoration Project.
Nathan also served as a Field Technician at Entreprise Multiservice Ltd (EMS) to lead and supervise the plantation activities in Afforestation and re-afforestation in the 7FMBE intervention district in Rwanda. Since 2018, he has also served as a Rwanda Youth Volunteer in Community Policing. Before joining CorpsAfrica, Nathan was a Digital Champion and Business Coach at DOT Rwanda in Cohort 2. Through community volunteering and involvement, he is passionate about addressing social, environmental, and other issues he cares deeply about. He sees volunteering as a way to contribute to meaningful change and advocate for their causes. Nathan agrees with the saying, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead.