Team

Team

Meet our team of international staff who are committed to securing a healthy future for mountain gorillas

  • Staff
    Alice Mbayahi

    Alice Mbayahi

    Advocacy and Communications Manager

    Alice joined IGCP in 2015 as Communications Officer and became the Communications and Advocacy Manager in February 2020. Alice is a Ugandan national and holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from Makerere University, and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University. Alice manages and champions IGCP’s communication and advocacy mountain gorilla work in the region. Alice is passionate about advocacy comms for best practices and community development.

    Uganda

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    Altor Musema

    Altor Musema

    DRC Country Coordinator

    Altor joined IGCP in 2006. Altor is a Congolese national with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Kisangani DRC and a master’s degree in Applied Biology (Ornithology from the University of Burundi in Bujumbura). Altor coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government, park edge communities, and civil society partners to support the conservation of mountain gorillas in Virunga national park in DRC. Altor is passionate about bird watching.

    DRC

  • André Nsanzabera

    André Nsanzabera

    Office Assistant, Musanze

    André joined IGCP in 2006. André is a Rwandese national and is the long-time caretaker of the IGCP office in Musanze. André is passionate about staff welfare and believes in respect for self and others.

    Rwanda

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    Anna Behm Masozera

    Anna Behm Masozera

    Director

    Anna joined IGCP in 2010 as Communications Officer and became the Director of the Coalition Programme in July 2013. Anna is from the United States and has training in forest resources, conservation, and public communication. She is in charge of the overall regional program and the team of charismatic staff at IGCP.

    Rwanda

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    Benjamin Mugabukomeye

    Benjamin Mugabukomeye

    Rwanda Country Coordinator

    Benjamin joined IGCP in 2010. Benjamin is a Rwandese national and holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Kibungo and a Diploma in wildlife management from Wildlife school/ Cameroun. Benjamin coordinates IGCP’s strategic engagement with government, park edge communities and civil society partners to support the conservation of the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Benjamin is passionate about harmonious living between park adjacent communities and the park.

    Rwanda

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    Charles Kayijamahe

    Charles Kayijamahe

    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Charles joined IGCP in November 2011 as Field Officer and became Monitoring and Evaluation officer in February 2019. Charles is a Rwandese national and holds a master’s degree in Geo Information for Environment and Sustainable Development and a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Conservation from the National University of Rwanda. Charles monitors the implementation of the new strategy (2018-2024), collecting and analyzing data and information that is applied in learning and adaptive management at IGCP. Charles is passionate about information generation to support management decisions through a wide range of statistical and spatial processing tools.

    Rwanda

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    Diogène Komezusenge

    Diogène Komezusenge

    Driver, Rwanda

    Diogène joined IGCP in 2007. Diogène is a Rwandese national and a driver for the IGCP Musanze office. Diogène has training in Automotive Mechanic from Centre de Formation Professionnelle. Diogène also has a certificate on heavy machinery and engine repair. Diogène is passionate about safety and defensive driving.

    Rwanda

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    Emily Tumubweine

    Emily Tumubweine

    Office Assistant, Kabale

    Emily joined IGCP in 1998. Emily is a Ugandan national and has training in Home Economics from Drucilla Balaba Training School. Emily is in-charge of the daily running and administrative welfare of the IGCP Kabale office. Emily is passionate about My work and Team Work.

    Uganda

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    Eustrate Uzabaho

    Eustrate Uzabaho

    Field Officer

    Eustrate joined IGCP in June 2014 as a Field Assistant for Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) site established in the Virunga Massif and became Field Officer in February 2019. Eustrate is a Rwandese national and holds a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Conservation from the National University of Rwanda. Eustrate provides technical support to the monitoring and research work of IGCP and partners in the Virunga – Bwindi Landscape. Eustrate is passionate about understanding the ecological processes and systems.

    Rwanda

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