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
- Identify modalities through which the projects can effectively promote the poor, vulnerable
groups and women’s greater access to energy resources, services and economic
- 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.