Nova Complex Market, NM 11 ST, Musanze, Rwanda

About Us

Nature Rwanda is an independent registered non-government and nonprofit civil society organization based in Musanze in the north of Rwanda. The types of activities undertaken by Nature Rwanda, range from capacity building to service delivery. Whereas in terms of operations what characterizes Nature Rwanda’s functioning are its efforts to (a) enlist involvement of the communities in conserving environment and local resources; and (b) mobilize youth, future decision makers to become conservation activists to be able to make knowledgeable decisions about the environment.

What makes Nature Rwanda stand out is that every single team member has a stake in the organization’s success. We are very team-driven, and we operate in a way that puts collective goals on the behalf of our Mother Nature. In 3 years we have grown very quickly, and we continue to succeed because we are a nimble organization that can rise to any challenge we may face. Everyone at Nature Rwanda is smart, energetic, and fun to work with. We love what we do, and it shows in the strong relationships we have built with our beneficiaries. Together we aim at protecting our nature and hand it to the future generations intact or perhaps better.

We are here to build communities where human beings coexist with nature without compromising the well-being of future generations.

We are dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in a way that fosters a sustainable future and leads to social and economic improvements in communities where we work, while addressing issues that threaten the coexistence of humans and nature.

  1. To promote sustainable conservation of biodiversity and genetic resources through  ecosystem restoration, research and advocacy. 
  2. To promote innovations and digital  environmental solutions  and advocate for the adoption of best environmental friendly practices in the communities we serve. 
  3. To use community engagement as a tool to empower individuals with skills and knowledge to become advocates of nature conservation
  4. To promote community development and entrepreneurship skills for women, youth and other vulnerable community members, through capacity building and self-help projects around key biodiversity areas.

At Nature Rwanda we are an open, true, driven and bold team, and believe that every act of conservation matters.

We are open. This means we

  • Share our learnings and achievements with everyone. 
  • Respect different ways of getting the job done. 
  • Are agile and flexible. 

We are true. This means we

  • Embrace transparency even when it’s uncomfortable
  • Are honest in our processes, outcomes and impact
  • Say what we mean and act. 

We are driven. This means we

  • Set ambitious goals
  • Focus on impact and measurements
  • Develop simple, elegant solutions to complex challenges

We are bold. This means we

  • Enable conservation, not enforce

Executive Team

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Solange UWERA
Co-founder, Research & Development Manager

Finance and administration Manager

Brooke Clayton
Fundraising & Communication Manager

Admin & Finance Assistant

Field operations officer

Project Officer

Board of Directors

Prudence Ndabasanze

Co-Founder & Chairman

Prof. Beth Kaplin

Board Member

Ian Gordon

Board Member

Deogratias Tuyisingize

Board Member

Samuel Nshutiyayesu

Board Member

Alain Michel Doricyusa

Board Member

Board of Advisors

Niles Parker


Steve Dubiel


Maaike Manten