Nicolas Uwitonze

Switzerland Independent Consultant (DLEC project) Digital Green

Nicolas is passionate about contributing to the advancement of the vision of sustainable development and poverty eradication in developing countries.

Nicolas is a professional agricultural extensionist & climate smart agriculture expert with over 5 years professional experience in agriculture extension work, agronomy, climate smart agriculture, nutrition and business management across major crops & livestock value chains. Since November 2019, Nicolas is an independent consultant for the USAID’s Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity project (DLEC) to conduct a study on “youth and private sector engagement in extension & advisory services in Rwanda and Uganda”, examining ways to engage youth as both providers and recipients of extension. Currently, Nicolas is  a graduate student (Master’s in integrated crop management at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland).

Over the past few years, Nicolas have worked with both government, non-governmental organizations, development partners, private sector, and higher learning institutions in Rwanda and abroad. Have traveled for business & training in Switzerland, USA (in over 16 states), South Korea, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. He is skilled and experienced trainer in agriculture related and extension work; facilitator of workshops & meetings; and technical writer of work plans, reports, project designs, concept papers. He has conducted and supported development related research involving youth empowerment, private sector, extension, Agro-ecology, Information and communication, Integrated Pests management, policy analysis and many more.

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