Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya is the minister of environment in Rwanda since November 2019. She served as ambassador of Rwanda in Russia from 2013 and rector of Kigali Institute of Science and Technology KIST (2011-2013); Rwanda’s minister of Gender and Family Promotion (2008-2011); minister of Education (2006-2008); state minister in charge of higher education (2005-2006) and state minister in charge of primary and secondary education in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research (2003-2005).
She is a PhD holder in Physical-Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology-IIT Roorkee. She is passionate about environment conservation towards green growth for Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->