Pascal Niyonkuru

Pascal Niyonkuru holds a Master degree and a PhD

candidate in Development studies from Coventry University, with 7 years working experience in

Gender and community development areas. He possesses a strong experience in activities that

focus on gender and poverty reduction in developing countries, particularly in Rwanda, Burundi,

Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, DRC, Congo and South Sudan. He has been working with local NGOs

and marginalized groups including women and low-income households to:

  • Identify gender issues, suggest remediation measures and incorporate them into the

    project design.

  • Identify modalities through which the projects can effectively promote the poor, vulnerable

    groups and women’s greater access to energy resources, services and economic

    opportunities.

  • Prepare poverty reduction and social strategy, and gender action plan.
  • Conduct poverty analysis and pro-poor impacts within the project area and present findings

    in the summary poverty reduction and social strategy template

    Furthermore, Pascal has an experience in capacity building activities that focus on a broad range of

    organisational areas, including strategic planning, human resource development, communications and

    engagement, project management and policy-making by:

  • Supporting capacity building of local organisations (human resource planning, strategic

    planning to effectively lead, implement, monitor and evaluate a funded programme.

  • Assisting local organisations to develop formal written policies and procedures on proper

    segregation of duties.

  • Training NGO staff on written policies and procedures to ensure that operating practices and

    procedures comply with the organisation’s written policies.

  • Providing training and technical assistance on a variety of activities related to interpersonal

    and strategic communication, such as: developing a communication strategy, delivering a

    presentation, developing policy briefs, communicating with decision makers/policy makers,

    working with the mass media, developing press releases and building networking.