Thacien MUNYAMAHAME is YALTA (Youth in Agroecology Business Learning Track in Africa) project manager in Rwanda. The project aims at supporting young agripreneurs to apply agroecological principles and to co-create networks around them. Contributing to the increased sustainability of food systems and youth employment in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwand
Thacien coordinates the implementation of project activities, including mapping and interviews, national summits, support to coalitions, youth caravan, and mentorship programme, and serves as regional communication coordinator.
He got his bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Agriculture of the National University of Rwanda. He also holds a diploma in agriculture technologies from the Agro-Studies program of Israel state. Previously, Thacien worked for Better World Rwanda as a coordinator of agricultural projects. Later, he served as Country Network Facilitator for the AgriProFocus Rwanda. His responsibility was to facilitate the implementation of network activities for both online and offline activities with the aim to make agribusiness work for development in Rwanda.
Thacien believes that nothing is impossible when he has the will, courage and a good plan.