2022 onward: Lecturer and Director of Quality Assurance (DQA) at PIASS,
2016-2021: Lecturer and Head of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management in the faculty of Development Studies.
2010-2013: Land Issuing Certificate and data manager (PCG-Premier Consult Group) –Kigali Rwanda
2009–2010 Research Assistant during a field survey “Socio-Economic Status of Communities Adjacent to Protected Areas: Case Study Nyungwe National Park”. This survey was done by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). My responsibilities were data collection, data entry and data analysis. WCS( Wildlife Conservation Society), Kigali (Rwanda)
2010–2011 Data officer at Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) for “Rwanda Joint Governance Assessment”. Conducting surveys, design data recovery mechanisms and lead the data entry procedureRGB( Rwanda Governance Board), Kigali (Rwanda)
2008 Data officer with major task of conducting surveys, design data recovery mechanisms and lead the data entry procedure at IRDP (Institute of Research for Dialogue and Peace).IRDP ( Institute of Research for Dialogue and Peace), Kigali (Rwanda)
2007–2008 Consultancy on “Rwanda impacts Evaluation of Incentives and Performance”, conducted by the Teacher’s Service Commission (TSC/MINEDUC) and World Bank MINEDUC and WORLD BANK, Kigali, Washington (Rwanda, USA)
2007–2009 Consultant at Eco-Fuel RWANDA: Implementation of Jatropha Curcas Project.ECOFUEL, Kigali (Rwanda)
2003 Data entry officer with major task of conducting surveys, design data recovery mechanisms and lead the data entry procedure for poverty reduction strategies and health improvement in rural sector's; project at Health Unlimited.Health Unlimited Project, Kigali (Rwanda)
Publications And Oral Presentations (Link)
Umuziranenge, G. (2021). “People’s Perceptions of Community Participation in Conservation of Natural Resources in Rwanda – Doctoral Dissertation. https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/49963
PIASS (2015) Study on Church governance for Rwanda Governance Board, Kigali.
Uwimbabazi, P. Bikorimana, G. Umuziranenge, G (2016). Traditional Approaches to Conflic Management and Poverty Reduction in Modern Rwandan Society: Case studies of Nyanza, Huye and Gisagara districts, PIASS Publication Series, 7 (P 75-94). Huye
Umuziranenge, G., Muhawenayo, J., Muvunyi, S. (2019). Youth Employment Opportunities: The Role of Urban and Rural Informal Polytechnic Centers, Agakiriro. In. Home Grown Solutions: A Legacy to Generations in Africa. Cameroun: CLÉ, Yaoundé. Pp. 289-307
Umuziranenge, G. (2019). Parks’ Governance and Management in Rwanda: Opportunities and Challenges of the Community Participation for a Sustainable Conservation: Case Study of Nyungwe National Park. International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, 7(2), 61-71; DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20190702.13.
"Umuziranenge, G. (2019). Environmental Justice and Women Empowerment in Nyungwe National Park (Rwanda): Case Study of Kitabi Women Handcrafts Cooperative. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 77-87; DOI: 10.9734/IJECC/2019/v9i230098.""https://www.journalijecc.com/index.php/IJECC/article/view/30098,"journalijecc.com
Umuziranenge, G., Muhirwa, F. (2017). Ecotourism as potential conservation incentive and its impact on community development around Nyungwe National Park. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. Vol-3, Issue-10. 447-456
Umuziranenge, G. (2019). Community Perceptions of Human-wildlife Conflicts and the Compensation Scheme around Nyungwe National Park (Rwanda). International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 4(6); 185-217, DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20190406.15 : https://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=207&doi=10.11648/j.ijnrem.20190406.15
Umuziranenge, G., Ntiranyibagira, E., (2019): Nature conservation policies and practices in Africa: Critical analysis, ideological challenges, and strategic vision for protected areas sustainable management. ASC-TUFS Working Papers 2019 Challenges of Development and Natural Resources Governance in Africa: http://www.tufs.ac.jp/asc/185-217Umuziranenge.pdf
Umuziranenge, G., Muhirwa, F., Nshimiyimana, B., Majyambere, M., (2021): Peoples’s perceptions on conservation opportunities and Challenges for Nyungwe and Gishwati-MukuNationa Parks in Rwanda. ASC-TUFS working papers 2020. http://www.tufs.ac.jp/asc/ASC-TUFS_WP_01_163-185umuziranenge_web.pdf
2017-2022: I am responsible of the project of "Community Climate Change Awareness program"
2021: Study of Current Barriers to Effective Labour Mobility in the African Leather Industry.
The project aims at: Training Church leaders and other church members on Climate change and food security,Implementing community education on environmental conservation (church leaders and church members) Popularizing environmental conservation education in theological colleges and church schools
Conferences: Presentations & Facilitation
Nature Conservation Policies and Practices in Africa: Critical Analysis, Ideological Challenges and Strategic Vision for Protected Areas Sustainable Management (Huye-Rwanda) 18-19 February 2020: Oral presentation
Churches in Rwanda: Promoters of ecological Justice: Presentation at RUB-PUR International Conference on Churches as civil society stakeholders engaged for ecological justice. Perspective from Africa and Europe on February 5-6, 2021: Oral presentation
Green Churches in Rwanda at Volos- Greece (2016)
Role of Higher Learning Institutions in addressing Climate Change at Musanze- Rwanda (2018)
Ecological Justice in Rwanda- Wuppertal, German (2019)
Globalization and environment- Rwanda (2020)
MEMBERSHIP AND AWARD
Member of International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS)
Community Participation in Natural Resources Management,
Governance of Natural Resources
Ecotourism Educational quality
2017-2021: PhD in Human Geography at Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg Germany on the dissertation project “People’s Perceptions of Community Participation in Conservation of Natural Resources in Rwanda the Case of Nyungwe National Park (Published)
2011 – 2013: Master's Degree (M.S.) in Biodiversity Conservation, University of Rwanda. Master’s thesis “Ecotourism and its impact on community development around Nyungwe National Park” (published).
2004 – 2007: Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Biotechnology, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda.