Prof. Elias Bizuru

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Prof. Elias Bizuru

Prof. Elias Bizuru, Professor, Life Sciences, ebizuru@gmail.com

Dr Elias Bizuru is a Professor of Life Sciences at University of Rwanda (UR) where he is working since April 2008. Beside his teaching load, he occupied the positions of coordinator of the Msc program in Biodiversity and Conservation before his appointment as Head of Biology Department. He has also been coordinator of the Regional Network of Conservation Educators in Albertine Rift (RNCEAR) since 2014. Since the UR has been created, he has been appointed as Ag. Director of Research and Innovation at the College of Science and Technology (UR). Parallel to his academic and administrative work, he is very active in research. Dr Elias Bizuru is also known for his great contribution in Biodiversity conservation. In 2007, he created a local NGO called BNA through which he got number of grants that helped in Biodiversity conservation. Thanks to the financial support of EGP The Netherlands, Rufford small grant and the collaboration with the government of that time, he has been able to create the Malagarazi wetlands Ramsar site that became at the same time the Malagarazi Nature Reserve (MNR). Dr Elias Bizuru has been very active in the creation and operationalization of the Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management in Rwanda since 2007 following the recommendation of the President of Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame. He is currently very active in research on green economy, agro-ecology, environment protection and Biodiversity conservation in Rwanda. He is also the Principal Investigator of 6 running projects among which the RBIS project “Rwanda Biodiversity Information System” funded by JRS Biodiversity Foundation and “Strengthening Endogenous Capacities of Least Developed Countries to Access Finance for Climate Change Adaptation fundecd by UNEP”. In terms of publications, he has published 36 papers and have under press 6 papers waiting for peer review. Regarding supervision, he has mentored more than 40 Bsc, 11 Msc and 6 PhD students.


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