Senior Consultant - Tourism Expert
KN 14 Av. 45 Kimihurura
P.O. Box 283
Karangwa Anaclet is passionate about tourism for development and is equipped with skills, knowledge, networks and experience from his 8 years of work experience in the tourism sector in Rwanda and Senegal.
Karangwa holds a Master’s in Gender and Development Studies from the National University of Rwanda and a Master’s level Certificate in Management and Leadership with Strategic Gender Equity Planning from the UK’s Chartered Management Institute and the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies in London. He is an experienced project manager with a PRINCE2 Project Management qualification from the UK, and his undergraduate degree is in Education with History and Geography from the Kigali Institute of Education. Karangwa was trained in community-based tourism in Malaysia and is regularly invested in his continued professional development through online tourism programs with the University of Leeds/UK, Nankai University/China and the European University Institute.
Karangwa’s career in tourism started out with his role in the Product Development and Planning Division of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) as Community and Cultural Tourism Officer. His role saw him managing large-scale projects such as the Kigali Cultural Village, the operationalization of Kinigi Community Commercial Centre and the production of Rwanda’s Cultural Tourism Guidebook. He oversaw Muhazi and Akagera Destination Management Areas/DMAs, promoting investment and engaging successfully with the international and national private sector.
In Senegal, Karangwa assisted in promoting tourism and investment opportunities in Rwanda through activities such as Rwanda’s presence at the Senegal’s International Trade Fair.
Karangwa is actively engaged in promoting community-based tourism across Rwanda as Vice President of Rwanda Community Tourism Association (RCTA) and the founder of IVOMO, a social enterprise promoting community and cultural tourism. He is committed to preserving and promoting cultural and natural heritage for sustainable tourism.
Karangwa’s career in tourism started formally with RDB, but his passion for the role of culture and community in tourism started many years before through his work with communities at local government level and his promotion of music and culture, being himself a traditional Rwandan poet and professional master of ceremonies.