Dr. Dieudonné Uwizeye is a cohort 1 CARTA fellow and a faculty member at the department of Development Studies, School of Social, Political and Administrative Sciences, University of Rwanda. He teaches quantitative related courses: Statistics, Demography, Gender analysis methodology and quantitative research methods to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He believes in combining both social sciences research methods (qualitative) and quantitative approaches to better provide empirical information potential to inform the policy making process.
He holds a PhD in Demography obtained in 2015 from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania under the fellowship of the Consortium of Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). His research area is: Population growth, environmental degradation and health issues in urban informal settlements. He is also interested in demography and development issues in low and middle income countries. Prior to the fellowship for PhD training, he graduated for Master of Arts in Development Studies from Kabale University, Uganda (2009), and had obtained the first degree with honors in Education (2006) from the National University of Rwanda (NUR). He started the academic career as a Tutorial Assistant in 2007 at Kigali Health Institute, by now a unity of the University of Rwanda. He speaks and writes English, French and Swahili fluently and uses Kinyarwanda as a native language.
He served as a head of Department of Sustainable Development at the Centre for Environment, Entrepreneurship and sustainable Development, University of Rwanda (2010-2012). During this period, he coordinated the development of the Centre’s seven years Strategic Plan_2012-2017. He also coordinated the development of a training manual for farming cooperative managers in Rwanda. The manual was distributed throughout the country under the support of Sida/SAREC and is making a big difference in the management of farming cooperatives in Rwanda.