Our Team

Lindsay MossmanCEO and Founder

Gender Specialist

lindsayLindsay Mossman is a gender specialist with a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, Canada. She has particular expertise in gender analysis and mainstreaming, program development, strategic planning, policy analysis, and capacity building, coaching and training.

Lindsay has experience carrying out primary and secondary research and analysis, as well as producing reports and communications tools. She is experienced in working with organizations in program and organizational development, including through coaching to improve gender integration at both organisational and programmatic levels. Lindsay has previous experience working within the Government of Rwanda and international NGOs. She is fluent in English, has a working knowledge of French and basic Kinywarwanda skills.

Roberte Isimbi  – Managing Director

 Senior Gender, Research and Evaluation Specialist

Ms. Roberte Isimbi is a Gender, Research and Evaluation Specialist, holder of an Engineering Degree in Applied Statistics from the Institutd’EnseignementSuperieur (INES) Ruhengeri.

Ms. Isimbi has extensive experience in gender mainstreaming, analysis and strategy development, capacity building as well as gender sensitive quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research in East Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Uganda). Ms. Isimbihas conducted several consultancies in the areas of gender mainstreaming, Gender-Based Violence landscape mapping, Health, Environment, Social Protection, Child Protection, Women’s Empowerment, TVET, Education as well as Agriculture.

Some of the current and past projects led by Ms. Isimbi include the design and delivery of capacity building workshops on “Gender integration in the Project Cycle Management (PCM), separately for the staff and the implementing partners of the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) in the Great Lakes (Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo –DRC) held in Kigali, Rwanda and Bukavu, DRC. Ms. Isimbi led mixed methods studies including the Baseline Study of the School-Based Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programme in Rwandafor the Rwanda Education Board, with funds from One UN Rwanda; the Study of Occupational and Economic Wellbeing of Marginalized Women in Rwanda: An Assessment of Graduates of Women for Women International ((WfWI) Training Programmefor WfWI.

Currently with FATE Consulting Ltd., Ms. Isimbi is the Country Research Uptake and Impact Coordinator as well as the lead consultant on Policy and Legal Analysis (PLA) for the 9-Year longitudinal study –Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), being conducted in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal and Bangladesh by a consortium led by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), with funds from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK.

Ms. Isimbi is a Rwandan citizen, fluent in English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda.

Didier Manzi Simpunga

Associate Consultant-Communication Expert 

Web profileMr.  Didier Manzi Simpunga is a communication expert, holder of a Bachelor’s degree of Journalism from the Catholic Institute of Kabgayi.

With FATE Consulting Ltd., as an Associate Consultant, Mr. Simpunga has been part of the teams developing and conducting numerous projects including Baseline Study for the School – Based Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programme in Rwanda for the Rwanda Education Board with funds from One UN Rwanda as well as the Formative Qualitative Work in the framework of the longitudinal research project Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), being conducted in Rwanda, by a consortium led by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), with funds from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK. Mr. Simpunga is the Research Assistant of the Policy and Legal Analysis (PLA) component of GAGE.

Previously with PAX PRESS, a local NGO active in the development of the media sector through J.A.P.A.C. (Journalistes Acteurs de la Participation Citoyenne) a network of journalists aiming for the promotion of democracy and good governance, Mr Simpunga has carried out coverage, deep analysis and reporting on the implementation of policies and citizens’ participation at all levels of governance. In this framework, Mr. Simpunga has also organized intercommunity debates on the most pressing issues of social concern.  Furthermore, with Young Women Christians Association (YWCA), a member of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Rwanda, Mr. Simpunga served as a volunteer Social Worker in Muhanga Youth Center, working on the advancement of women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and gender mainstreaming, with groups of boys aged 10 to 17 on positive masculinity.

Mr. Simpunga has experience in the management of large qualitative datasets using MAXQDA. In addition, Mr. Simpunga also has special expertise in the design and development of communication materials and advanced skills in using communication devices.

Mr. Simpunga is a Rwandan citizen; fluent in English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda.

Marie Claire Mukeshimana – Office Logistician

Gender and Rural Development Consultant 

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Ms.Marie Claire Mukeshimana has a Bachelor of Art in Rural Development Economics from the Institut d’Enseignement Superieur (INES) Ruhengeri. Ms. Marie Claire has experience in quantitative and qualitative research, proposal development as well as the development of strategic plans for gender integration.

With FATE Consulting Ltd. Ms. Mukeshimana has participated in several projects. Ms. Marie Claire was part of the team that developed a Strategy Paper on Gender and Child Labour Aspects in the Clay Brick and Tile Sector for SKAT Consulting Rwanda and she has participated in the development of qualitative data collection tools as well as qualitative and quantitative data collection for the study “What are the factors that prevent boys and girls from participating in their own protection” for Children’s Voice Today (CVT) a local NGO. Ms. Marie Claire has also facilitated numerous qualitative interactions, with a special focus on engaging special groups of participants including vulnerable adult women, youth and children, including Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), In-Depth Interviews (IDIs), Community and Body Mapping, Community Timeline as well as Live Board Games, an innovative qualitative data collection method that engages very young children.

Currently, Ms. Mukeshimana is part of the FATE team conducting a DFID funded longitudinal research Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), being conducted by a consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) of London, UK, in the countries of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Previously with the Rwanda Agriculture Board through CIAT and Harvest Plus, Ms. Mukeshimana has conducted and supervised several quantitative data collection in the agriculture sector.

Ms. Mukeshimana is a Rwandan citizen; fluent in English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda.

Justin Tuyiringire 

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Consultant

IMG_20180416_135349Mr. Justin Tuyiringire holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics, majoring in Rural Development, from the University of Nairobi (UoN), with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural science graduated from Umutara Polytechnic.

Justin has experience in qualitative and quantitative research, development and facilitation of tools including Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-Depth Interviews (IDIs). With FATE Consulting Ltd. Mr. Justin Tuyiringire has participated in several research projects. Mr. Justin is part of the team currently conducting a qualitative study on “Understanding the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in refugee camps in Rwanda using capability lens” awarded through the Responsive Research and Evaluation Fund launched by the GAGE (Gender Adolescence: Global Evidence) Programme, a 9-year longitudinal research program being conducted in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal and Bangladesh by a consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute of London.

Mr. Justin was also part of team that supported the Impact Evaluation of the Graduation Programme implemented by Concern Worldwide and evaluated by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of Sussex, UK.

Previously, Mr. Justin worked as Research Assistant with Rwanda Agricultural Board in Bean Research Program where he participated in several quantitative studies including the survey on Nutrition, Markets and Gender conducted by CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) in partnership with Rwanda Agriculture Board.

Mr. Justin is a Rwandan Citizen, fluent in English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda.

 Marie Merci Mwali

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

IMG_20180504_091227Ms. Marie Merci Mwali holds a MBA in Project Planning and Management from Bugema University in Uganda and a BBA in Project Planning and Grants Management issued by Bugema University.

Ms. Mwali Marie Merci works with FATE Consulting as a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant,her roles include the design and delivery of M&E frameworks (theory of change, problem tree analysis, logical framework, indicators, monitoring plans, data collection/analysis and related capacity building), standalone programme evaluations (theory based and mixed methods approaches) as well as data collection and analysis.

As part of Ms. Mwali’s past and ongoing work with FATE Consulting Ltd., is included the design and delivery of capacity building session on action planning for gender and inclusiveness for Students Union representatives from institutions partners of the Strengthening Education for Agriculture Development (SEAD) Project implemented by Mott MacDonald with funds from NUFFIC/Netherlands. Ms. Merci also supported the participants to elaborate and finalize their Gender and Inclusiveness Action Plans addressing identified gender issues in the hosted guild councils of the institutions represented in the workshop.

In addition, Ms. Mwali is part of the team conducting a DFID funded longitudinal research Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), being conducted by a consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) of London, UK, in the countries of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal and Bangladesh especially on a study called “Understanding the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in refugee camps in Rwanda using a capability lens.” as a complement research of the GAGE longitudinal study. she has facilitated numerous qualitative interactions such as Focus Group Discussion, in-depth interviews and life history interviews, and she is currently transcribing the interviews and later on, Ms. Mwali will participate in the coding of the transcripts as we as subsequent analysis.

Ms. Mwali provided transcription expertise on a study on Understanding Graduation Trajectories in Rwanda for the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex in the framework of the impact evaluation of the Graduation Programme implemented by Concern Worldwide.

Ms. Merci is a Rwandan citizen with advanced levels of English writing and speaking, intermediate in French and Kinyarwanda native speaker.

Alice TUMUKUNDE – Accounting Officer

Research Assistant

IMG_20180416_135951Ms. Alice TUMUKUNDE holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business and Applied Economics, Accounting Departmentfrom Umutara Polytechnic.

Ms. Alice works with FATE Consulting Ltd. as Accounting Officer and her roles include the accounting records and finance management.

Ms. Alice also works as a facilitator of qualitative and quantitative interactions with female participants in research projects undertaken by FATE Consulting Ltd. Ms. Alice was part of the data collection teamfor a study on “Understanding the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in refugee camps in Rwanda”, in the framework of the DFID-funded longitudinal research Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), being conducted by a consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) of London, UK, in the countries of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Past projects in which Ms. Alice was involved in include the “Baseline of the School-Based Comprehensive Sexuality EducationProgramme in Rwanda”, conducted for the Rwanda Education Board, with funds from One UN Rwanda, Impact Evaluation of the Graduation Programme implemented by Concern Worldwide and evaluated by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of Sussex, UK and the “Action Research on Preventing and Responding to Unsafe Rural/Urban Migration of Children in Rwanda” for Save the Children Rwanda.

Previously, Ms. Alice worked as a data collector with the Rwanda Agricultural Board in Bean Research Program where she participated in data collection under the study of “Nutrition, Markets and Gender” conducted by CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) in partnership with Rwanda Agriculture Board.

Ms. Alice is a Rwandan citizen, fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and French.

Adeline Niyonshimiye 

Intern-Statistician

IMG_20180503_094610Ms. Adeline Niyonshimiye is a holder of an Engineering Degree in Statistics Applied to Economy from the Institut d’Enseignement Superieur (INES) Ruhengeri.

After graduating first of the 2013-2017 cohort in the Faculty of Applied Fundamental Sciences, Department of Statistics Applied to Economy, with an upper second class honor, Ms. Adeline was awarded an internship for professional readiness at FATE Consulting Ltd.

Currently, Ms. Adeline is supporting the data management of the study on “Understanding the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in refugee camps in Rwanda” conducted by FATE Consulting Ltd. as part of the project awarded by the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence Programme through the first window of its Responsive Research and Evaluation Fund (RREF).

Ms. Adeline is a Rwandan citizen, fluent in English and Kinyarwanda with an intermediate command of French.

 Adelphine UWERA

Office Assistant

IMG_20180503_095010Miss Adelphine UWERA is a holder of a Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education in Early Childhood Education from the Teacher Training College (TTC) Saint Jean Baptiste of Cyahinda.

Currently, with FATE Consulting Ltd., Miss Adelphine is the Office Assistant and her responsibilities include general office support, managing and sharing information, managing office supplies, answering the office phone and maintaining files.

Miss Adelphine is a Rwandan citizen, fluent English and native Kinyarwanda speaker.