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 Institut d’Enseignement Superieur (INES) Ruhengeri.

Ms. Isimbi has extensive experience in gender mainstreaming, analysis and strategy development. Ms. Isimbi has designed and delivered several capacity building workshops as well as gender sensitive quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research in East Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Uganda) across different sectors including, Gender-Based Violence, Health, Environment, Social Protection, 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 Development and Cooperation (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 Rwanda for the Rwanda Education Board, with funds from One UN Rwanda; the Study of Occupational and Economic Well-being of Marginalized Women in Rwanda: An Assessment of Graduates of Women for Women International ((WfWI) Training Programme for 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.

Marie Francoise Umutoni Operations Manager

Gender Specialist and Qualitative Research expert 

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Ms.Marie Francoise Umutoni holds a Master of Arts Specialist Degree in Sociology from Kuban State University in Russia.

Ms. Umutoni has been working with FATE Consulting Ltd. since 2013. In her work as consultant, she has developed qualitative research tools, facilitated FGDs, supervised field work and analyzed results for various projects. Examples of projects Ms. Umutoni has worked on include; the ongoing longitudinal GAGE (Gender and Adolescence, Global Evidence) as the qualitative lead. She has also led the study on What are the factors that prevent boys and girls from participating in their own protection project for Children Voice Today, worked with Oxfam Rwanda for their Evaluation of the Sustainable Livelihood project that focused on agriculture and value chains, funded by Oxfam Ireland, the World Bank Qualitative Research Study in the Framework of the Rwanda Poverty Assessment and conducted case studies on Access to property and inheritance for women living with HIV/AIDS for Réseau des Femmes. Ms Umutoni carried out qualitative research, analysis and reporting for the Assessment About Delinquency Among Female Youth in Rwanda for the Ministry of Youth and ICT and the Gender Equity Assessment of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme for the Local Administrative Entities Development Agency.

She has also supervised and conducted qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis for the Mid-Term Evaluations of Plan Rwanda’s projects on “Empowering Adolescent GirlsThrough Education,” “Enhancing Early Childhood Care and Development,” and the final evaluation of the “PAGES” project. Ms. Umutoni coordinated the baseline study for the Plan Rwanda “Responding to Child Protection Needs of Refugee Children in Rwanda” project and is well-versed in child protection measures. Ms. Umutoni has conducted gender trainings and capacity building on gender integration for Kepler University Programme, and capacity building on conducting qualitative research using adolescent friendly approaches for Girl Effect Rwanda, a Nike Foundation and DFID funded programme.

In her previous work experience, Ms. Umutoni worked as a technical assistant in the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, as an English Teacher in Hagos International School and worked as administrative officer for Silverstone Masters Ltd in Kenya.

Ms. Umutoni is of Rwandan Nationality. She is fluent in English, Kinyarwanda, Russian,Kiswahili and French and has great computer skills.

 Manzi Didier Simpunga-Associate Consultant

Communication Expert 

Web profileMr. Manzi Didier 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


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.

Marie Odile Inezaye – Consultant


Ms.Marie Odile Inezaye is a holder of Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biology (Biotechnology) from the University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology.

As a consultant with FATE Consulting Ltd., Ms. Inezaye has been part of different teams including the team conducting the Rwanda Stakeholder Mapping, in the framework of Policy and Legal Analysis and Research Uptake components of the Gender and Adolescence; Global Evidence (GAGE), a longitudinal study conducted by a consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute of London with funds from the DFID.

Ms. Inezaye has developed an enormous experience in research. With FATE, she has conducted and supervised several quantitative data collection fieldworks in the framework of baseline studies such as the baseline assessment on the responding to child protection needs of refugee children in Rwanda for PLAN in Kigeme and Mugombwa camps and the school based Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programme in Rwanda,as well as end-line evaluations; such as the endline study of the Promoting African Grassroots Economics Security (PAGES) for PLAN Rwanda. Ms. Inezaye  has also provided logistical support in conducting the Rwanda Country Opinion Survey for the World Bank. Ms. Inezaye also participated in qualitative research, through facilitating and transcribing different interactions such as Key Informant Interviews, Community Mapping and Community Timeline with female community members, opinion leaders and young female adolescents. Marie Odile is a trained gender sensitive researcher and has experience in qualitative data coding using MAXQDA.

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

Solange Murekatete: Accounting and Finance Officer


Solange Murekatete has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Kigali Independent University.In her current work with FATE Consulting Ltd., Ms. Solange is responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly and annual taxes including Value Added Taxes (VAT), Payee, Withholding as well as Social Security contributions.

 Ms. Solange is also responsible for the financial status of FATE Consulting Ltd. through monitoring revenue and expenses; collecting, consolidating and evaluating financial data as well as preparing subsequent reports

 Ms. Solange is a Rwandan Citizen, fluent in English and Kinyarwanda.