Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana became Rwanda's Minister of Youth in December 2011. After merging the Ministry of Youth and Ministry of ICT, he was chosen as the Minister of Youth and Information and Communication Technology (MYICT).

Before joining the Government of Rwanda, Jean Philbert Nsengimana worked for:

1. Voxiva Inc. as a Country Director (2008-2010):

  • Built and led teams that delivered award winning mobile health solutions: TRACnet and mUbuzima, winning the Technology in Government Award (TIGA) in 2007 for best e-Health solution in Africa.
  • Managed the implementation of eSoko, a mobile-based Market information system serving more than 2,500,000 farmers in real time market information in Rwanda, winning Intego award (2010) in Rwanda the TIGA award 2011 for best e-Agriculture solution in Africa.

2. Development Gateway Foundation as a Regional Coordinator for Africa (2006-2008):

  • Coordinated the Foundations’ Aid Management (AMP), e-Procurement, and Country Gateways programs in 15 African Countries

3. Rwanda Development Gateway as a Director (2003-2007):

  • Pioneered and managed the organization that built the National Portal and deployed web presence for dozens of public institutions in Rwanda.

Hon Nsengimana Jean Philbert holds:

  • a Global Masters in Business Administration (Major: Information Technology Management) from S P Jain School of Global Management Dubai-Singapore;
  • a Masters of Information and Communication Technology (Major: Software Engineering) from the National University of Rwanda

He is married with 3 children.