Mr. Tony Nsanganira, Strategic Advisor at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Kigali/Rwanda

Mr Tony Nsanganira has been since May 2021 a Strategic Advisor at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI). His main role is to support and advise the Government of Rwanda on strengthening the competitiveness of key economic sectors, with a particular focus on priority industries under the “Made in Rwanda” Policy.

Prior to joining TBI, Mr. Nsanganira led for four years the Youth in Agri-food Systems Programme at the Regional Office for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Accra/Ghana. His main role was to support the designing and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at creating employment opportunities for the youth in FAO member countries, as well as the mainstreaming of youth into the other FAO policies and programmes, all aimed at ending hunger and poverty on the continent. Mr. Nsanganira also supervised the designing process of a Digital Innovation Strategy in Agri-food Systems for FAO in the African region, with a particular attention to promoting youth-led innovative solutions.

Mr Nsanganira is a former Minister of State in charge of Agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources of the Republic of Rwanda. He has also served as Permanent Secretary in the same Ministry and has prior to joining the Ministry served at the Rwanda Development Board as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agribusiness, among other responsibilities. Mr Nsanganira also served on Boards of Directors in several key public Institutions. He is currently serving as Board member at the Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR).     

Mr Nsanganira holds a MSc Degree in Agricultural Economics from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow.

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