Joseph Gonzague

Technical Lead Rwanda

Joseph is an experienced Financial Services Professional with over ten years’ proficiency in cooperative organizations and saving & lending groups’ management and financial product and services design. He is also proficient in capacity building specializing in financial management, business development, credit analysis, financial education, and risk management.

He recently participated in the USAID/Rwanda Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze by supporting financial service providers in designing and developing financial products tailored to needs of the youth. Joseph also supported the USAID/Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) project by conducting due diligence on MFIs interested in expanding their rural and agricultural portfolios in cooperatives and individual farmers. He has further built the capacity of 60 cooperatives in the project on financial management, cooperative management and farming as a business.

Joseph holds a Master of Arts in Microfinance from the INES- Ruhengeri (Institute of Applied Sciences) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the National University of Rwanda. He also holds certifications from CGAP, MicroSave and Rwanda Institute of Cooperatives, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance (RICEM).

Fluent in French, English and Kinyarwanda. Joseph lives in Kigali, Rwanda.