Jean Claude Uwitonze
Written By Admin Published on April 6, 2020

Jean Claude UWITONZE is a competent financial services, entrepreneurship, and project management professional with a wide experience accumulated over the years working with various institutions (Local and International).

He is currently working as Programs Manager in Rwanda Institute of Cooperative, Entrepreneurship, and Microfinance (RICEM). He is also a part-time lecturer of business-oriented subjects at the University.

His academic background is in business studies. He holds A2 in Business Information Technology and Management, a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and MBA – Accounting and Finance. Concerning professional training, he is a certified professional trainer in Entrepreneurship from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)- India, international certified expert in Microfinance from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management – Germany, certified trainer in corporate governance by IFC – World Bank, Certified by School of African Microfinance (SAM)- Kenya, certified in trainer development skills for senior trainers , certified in proposal writing and fundraising, certified in managing donor-funded projects and other various training ever attended as trainee and others that he conducted as a trainer.

Before joining the current organization (RICEM), he worked in different organizations (local and international) : He worked in Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC currently known as DSIK) for 5 years whereby he occupied 2 major positions namely (1) Responsible Finance and Performance Monitoring officer and (2) Capacity Development Expert.

He also worked as a consultant in SUISSCONTACT whereby he facilitated product development to a Micro-leasing project in Rwanda. He also worked on two projects namely (1) Financial Education - World Bank and (2) Dual Apprenticeship System – SBFIC/DSIK. He also worked on the HINGA WEZE project/USAID through AMIR whereby he developed and trained a module covering Governance for SACCOs, Loan cycle management and risk assessment, and Agriculture Value Chain Finance.

He worked in Vision Finance Company currently known as Vision Fund Rwanda whereby he worked as project coordinator (KIVA and World Vision Micro). With those 2 projects, he was coordinating both projects related activities of helping poor entrepreneurs in Rwanda to create opportunities for themselves and their communities.

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