Valérie Ndaruzaniye

President, Global Water Institute (GWI)
Valérie Ndaruzaniye

Valerie Ndaruzaniye is President of the Global Water Institute (GWI). She is the Head of three GWI’s Chapters in Zambia, Burkina Faso and Burundi. Prior to this position, Ndaruzaniye worked as program manager at Global Water which is sister of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) in USA. There, she initiated and launched senior programmes applicable in post-conflict countries and other countries where water is scarce. She contributed to the IMTD courses (Track one Diplomacy), for training military students at the National Defense University, U.S, in conflict resolution and peacebuilding using environmental protection strategies. Ndaruzaniye was also professor -assistant and trainer at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Virginia where has taught health conditioning approaches during three years. Starting in 1997, she has been active as occasional lecturer in various universities in Belgium, USA and Jordan, on policy issues related to water and environmental security, health, and social development, respectively. She also plans and holds many conferences and dialogue forums per year on policies related to water and conflict prevention, notably in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ndaruzaniye is MPA graduate with specialties in environmental health and government affairs from the School of Public Affairs at American University, Washington D.C. She also studied at the master’s level Public Health Strategies at George Washington University and Strategic Business Management at Catholic University, both in Washington D.C. USA. She obtained her BA specializing in Public Health for Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA. She is the author and co-author of several articles on water policies, and some her publications are available on the GWI’s website at www.gwiwater.org.