Onesphore Hakizimana

Mr. Onesphore Hakizimana currently serves as the Executive Director of FATE Consulting Ltd, steering the organization’s strategic direction, operational excellence, and growth. Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English, and French, he brings a wealth of academic expertise with a Master of Science in Animal Production and a Bachelor of Science in Livestock Production and Technology Development from the University of Rwanda.

In his current role, Mr. Onesphore leads FATE with a focus on research, evaluation, and gender mainstreaming, showcasing strong technical proficiency. His diverse work experience spans key sectors, including Social Protection, Digital Economy, Education, and Women’s Empowerment. Notably, he has collaborated with esteemed international and national non-governmental organizations and think-tank such as the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), Oxford Policy Management (OPM), ODI UK, Cowater International, FHI 360, Rwanda Men’s Resources Centre (RWAMREC), and Girl Effect Global.

An exemplary leader, Mr. Onesphore has led – and continues to lead, impactful projects, including ongoing initiatives like the State of Rwandan Fathers (SORF) study and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) services for the Exiting Poverty in Rwanda program. His leadership in and technical contributions to the assessment of Gender Equality, Disability, Social Inclusion (GEDSI), and Safeguarding of the Rwandan Social Protection Sector, the Girls and Mobile Study 2.0 and the Poverty Monitoring Initiative (MPI) further demonstrates his abilities in the field of social development.

Before joining FATE, Mr. Onesphore made significant contributions through impactful roles and research projects. Notably, he was a Program Coordinator at Trinitas Community Organization and, prior to that, he conducted the ‘Community Assessment Survey’ for the “Demand Side Renewables for Agricultural Base Load Energy (DeSiRABLE)” Project by Southampton University, UK, and as part of academic requirements,

Mr. Onesphore conducted a research project that addressed the critical issues of scarce availability of animal feed, the project titled Feeding Basal Soldier Flies to Poultry funded by Enable and implemented in partnership with Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB). Mr. Onesphore’s leadership extends beyond the professional realm, including leadership positions in organizations connecting faith and science such as the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) and the Groupe Biblique Universitaire du Rwanda (GBUR).