Mr. Gabriel HAKIZIMANA
has extensive experience in environmental research and management. He graduated in Environmental Sciences, and holds a global portfolio that includes training courses and workshops in Algeria, Burkina Faso, China, France, and Italy. His professional career includes eight years as Director of Environment, Research & Environmental Education at the Burundi National Institute for Environment and Nature Conservation (INECN). He was also a national focal point for the World Bank Multilateral Fund for implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
Gabriel is very familiar with the environmental problems in the Lake Tanganyika basin, and worked as Pollution Special Study Coordinator for the Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project, which preceded the current Lake Tanganyika Regional Integrated Management Programme. In his role as Director Environment, Gabriel is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the environmental activities of the programme, which range from pollution control to sustainable catchment management and environmental monitoring.