Prof. Tatien Masharabu is the Permanent Executive Secretary for the National Commission of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Burundi.
He has been involved in several multidisciplinary collaborative research and innovation projects over the last ten years. He is involved in disseminating results to wider audiences (from local communities to policy makers) and in science outreach. He holds a sound Research-Development (RD) & Innovation management experience.
He is a Member of the Governing Board of the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), and Chairperson for the Eastern Africa Land Administration Network (EALAN).
Past positions include, but not limited to, Director for Research and Innovation at the University of Burundi; Director General for Science, Technology & Research, within the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi; and former Member of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Audit Committee.
Prof. Masharabu has both good leadership and communicative skills in Kirundi (mother tongue), French, English and Kiswahili.
Prof. Masharabu holds a doctorate degree in Science from the Interfaculty School of Bioengineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2011), a Master’s degree in Life Sciences (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007), a Master’s degree in Applied Biology (University of Burundi, Burundi, 2004), a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (University of Burundi, Burundi, 2002).
He has, so far, authored and co-authored several scientific papers in peer-reviewed as well in Conference proceedings in the fields of Botany, Landscape Ecology, Climate change and Biodiversity conservation, Land and Natural Resources Administration, and STI outlook