Martin Ishimwe

Biography

Email : martin.ishimwe@ricem.rw
Phone: +250788827370

Mr. Ishimwe is currently working as an Administrative Assistant and Human Resources Officer in the Rwanda Institute of Cooperatives, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance (RICEM). He also works as a trainer in the Entrepreneurship and Cooperative sectors at RICEM.

Mr. Ishimwe has practical and proven experience in working especially with start-ups as well as young entrepreneurs/micro businesses whereby he provides different business development services. Additionally, he has practical experience as a trainer in Savings Game and Micro Business Game, which maximally target micro-enterprises. Mr. Ishimwe has also been trained in leadership skills for finance managers and financial system by UNITAR.

He worked in different organizations as a full-time employee, part-time, and consultant whereby he worked with RWACOF EXPORTS as a production manager at the same time as an advisor to cooperatives working with them on how production can lead to the sustainability of their agricultural-related businesses. Mr. Ishimwe also worked with DSIK (formally known as SBFIC) as a consultant by conducting SWOT analysis on the performance of Uganda Cooperative Savings and Credit Union Limited (UCSCU) and provided coaching on different Business Advisory Services according to where SWOT analysis revealed gaps. He served at RICEM in many different trainings related to Entrepreneurship as a part-time trainer, then became an Administrative Assistant and Human Resources Officer, the position he is holding currently.

Mr. Ishimwe holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and a Master degree in Development studies. He is also a developer and owns a project entitled “Amahirwe Innovation Center”, which aims to equip young entrepreneurs with possible tips on how to become successful entrepreneurs.

Contact details: Email: martin.ishimwe@ricem.rw Cellphone: +250788827370 Kigali, Rwanda