Challenges and success factors to enhancing rural community resilience to drought- Case study Bugesera in Rwanda

Mr Lazare Nzeyimana

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Mr Lazare Nzeyimana holds an MSc in Water Resources and Livelihood Security with more than 18 years working experience in the water and environmental sector. He is a PhD student at Linköping University (Sweden) focusing on applied robust methods for enhancing resilience to drought in the context of Climate Change with a case study in Bugesera, Rwanda.

Areas of expertise are IWRM, Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management and Resilience, Environmental and Social Impact Analysis of physical development infrastructures.

As a Senior Consultant, Lazare has an extensive experience in project planning, project appraisal, knowledge gaps analysis and needs in country policies related to livelihood challenges. In previous missions, he has been responsible for the development and coordination of Environmental Impact Assessments, international capacity-building programs in the fields of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Sustainable Urban Planning, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Integrated Water Resources Management and Urban Environmental Management.

Lazare has a vast working experience on climate and environmental projects in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia