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Nouvelle génération des leaders dont les innovations et entreprises répondent aux besoins socio-économiques de leurs communautés!

Youth Action for Development,YAD asbl

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Mr. Joel Bayubahe - Cofounder & Executive Director

Joel has an MBA Degree in Project Management. Apart from his long years’ experience in education career, as a teacher of English at secondary school and as senior lecturer of Project Management course at University; he is also a well-experienced leading social entrepreneur from one of the hardest great lakes' cities hit by awful inter-community and ethnic conflicts which have plagued his country for more than a decade. His primary focus is to help at risk youth there create new opportunities so they can have an equal chance to compete in today’s global knowledge based economy. He has a very successful track record in managing small & medium enterprises as well as community poverty reduction programs and youth livelihoods projects. He has travelled over 23 countries all over the world including Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Quatar, Russia... to mention a few.

Ms. Nkunzimana Félicité - Cofounder & Finance Director

Félicité has a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and Public Financing. She has worked inthis field for 20 years. For 12 years she worked as a consultant for a variety of bilateral, multilateral and not for profit organizations involved in international development.

She is National Coordinator of
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Burundi. Her most recent employment was with Ecole Nationale d'Administration where she served as Account and Procurement officer. She also has a very good travel history - she attended the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013 - 2014 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Moscow (Russia). She has also attended the East Africa Conflict Transformation Program in Kampala (Uganda) in 2012 co-hosted by Plowshares Institute and YES Uganda Network.

Mr. Kagufa Alain - Programs Director.

Alain has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences. He has several years' experience in managing youth programs. He joined YAD in 2012 to help implement our IT-based entrepreneurship activities for self-sufficiency of our organization as well as for the training activities.