Marie Claire Dushimumukiza


Senior Consultant




KN 14 Av. 45 Kimihurura
P.O. Box 283
Kigali, Rwanda


+250 788 636 663


Marie Claire Dushimumukiza is a Senior Consultant in charge of Training and Capacity Development at Horwath HTL, Rwanda.

She worked as Director of Academic Programs and Research Development at Kitabi College of Conservation, Tourism and Environmental Management (KCCEM). She also worked with Rwanda Development Board /Tourism and Conservation Department at several positions including Strategic Market Specialist in Tourism Marketing.

She is a Technical Advisor of Nyungwe Culture Village Cooperative (NCVC) adjacent to Nyungwe National Park, a community tourism based initiative originated from the recommendations of her master thesis.

Marie Claire completed her Master’s studies in Tourism Destination Management at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and her Bachelor’s studies in Business Administration (BBA) at School of Finance and Banking (SFB) Rwanda.

Her 17 years’ professional career was dedicated to tourism, conservation, natural resources Management as well as TVET training. Marie Claire has extensive working experience in Competence Based tailor- made short courses training and she coordinated a NUFFIC project NICHE/RWA/025 project ‘Strengthening KCCEM to build the capacity of conservation professionals in the Albertine Rift Region’ which was implemented by KCCEM in partnership with CDI Wageningen, SAWC South Africa and Ecole de Faune de Garoua.

She is an expert in the destination development, destination management, destination branding, marketing and promotion. She also has knowledge related to biodiversity conservation, protected areas management and natural resources management. She conducted her tourism research in Brisbane, Sydney, Bangkok, Bali and Singapore.