Ernest Ngabonzima

Ernest Ngabonzima holds a Master’s degree in Glocal Community Development Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communication from the National University of Rwanda. Ernest works with One Acre Fund-Rwanda as Field Performance Analysis Team Lead. One Acre Fund serves farmers with agriculture inputs, planting techniques, and market facilitation to maximize profits from the harvest. Previously, he worked as a Senior Consultant and Research Specialist at FATE Consulting Ltd. (FATE), a consulting company aiming at advancing gender equality as part of sustainable development in Rwanda and the region. Ernest is extensively experienced in gender-sensitive qualitative and quantitative research design and execution. At the same time, he was the Qualitative Component Lead of GAGE (Gender Adolescence: Global Evidence) Programme, a 9-year longitudinal research program funded by DFID and conducted in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine, by a consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) of London, UK. Ernest also worked as Country Director and Rwanda Programme Co-Founder of Spark MicroGrants – an international organization based in New York, that helps communities to put into action their own ideas.