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Joselyne Barakagwira

Environmental Advocate


Joselyne Barakagwira is a dedicated Environmental Advocate from Rwanda, country of thousand hills. She graduated in 2018 in Zoology and Conservation and immersed herself in the field, initially as a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) at the University of Rwanda. Currently, as the Partnership and Membership Manager at the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), she has spent the last five years actively contributing to community-based initiatives and networks that address environmental challenges while championing social inclusivity.
Her commitment to sustainable development and passion for bridging the gap between conservation and social justice led her to pursue the Living Landscapes Short Course: New Thinking on Integrated Biodiversity and Social Justice. This transformative program resonates with her aspirations, offering a platform to explore the intricate interplay between ecosystems and the well-being of local populations. She is confident that the course will equip her with the necessary tools and perspectives to contribute effectively to the intersection of biodiversity conservation and social justice.
Eager to collaborate with like-minded individuals, learn from distinguished faculty, and apply the acquired knowledge, she is poised to drive positive change in her community and beyond.