Dominique Mvunabandi

Ir. Dominique Mvunabandi holds a BSc in Conservation Biology from the National University of Rwanda and Master of Science Degree Course in Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management from ITC -Faculty of Geo-information and Earth Observation at the University of Twente (UT), in the Netherlands.
In 2010 – 2011, he was hired as Research Assistant / Gorilla Research Program to work on Mountain Gorilla Skeletal Project (MGSP) at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI), a US based Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Gorilla and the protection of its habitat in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Rwanda (DRC). And later in 2012 till 2018, he joined academia as a University lecturer and researcher at different Universities namely, University of Rwanda (UR), Ruhengeri Institute of Applied Sciences (INES-Ruhengeri), Kigali Independent University (ULK) and University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK).
In 2016 till 2018, he co-founded Severe Weather Consult Ltd, a social enterprise aimed at implementing and testing a weather monitoring platform that issues alerts on weather conditions and provide useful weather information to the city residents and the neighboring communities. This project funded by VIA-Water program was implemented with technical back-up from Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Trans-Africa Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) and Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo-Rwanda).
From 2019 – till now, Ir. Dominique is the head of Department of Sciences, Technology and Innovations at Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO (CNRU) and Rwanda focal point for UNESCO programs such as Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (The Man and Biosphere Programs (MAB) and Intergovernmental Geosciences and Geo-parks Progamme (IGGP).

Furthermore, Jacquiline assists TAHMO in the training and raising awareness on weather and climate change issues to Tanzanian community