Ange IMANISHIMWE

Ange studied zoology and biodiversity conservation, and is pursuing his PhD in conservation at the University of Rwanda.  He was named Top Young Innovator of Rwanda in 2012, after which he used the prize money to found Biocoop, an organization that aims to preserve biodiversity in Nyungwe forest by providing residents in the area with alternatives to poaching and destruction of the forest.  In 2015, he was among the 100 Young African Leaders who took part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, where he had opportunities to share his grass-roots approach with professors and researchers from prominent U.S. institutions.

Ange coordinates training for staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries; he is charged with conducting regular evaluations of the program to implement continuous quality improvement.

“I am committed to creating change in my community by integrating biodiversity conservation, community health, agriculture, entrepreneurship, ecotourism, and sustainable development in Rwanda.”

Ange at The Nature Conservancy

Ange queries President Obama

Ange at Yale University Community Conservation Program