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Cohort 1

Rosine Ahishakiye, Burundi

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Rosine is an assistant lecturer at the University of Burundi. She was recently appointed in the team of stakeholders of development of the East African regional policy for sciences, technology, and innovation by the ministry of education through the national commission of Science, technology, and innovation in Burundi. Her professional interests and research areas are reaction engineering and catalysis, renewable energy, wastewater treatment, and conversion of biowaste to energy. During her BioInnovate Africa fellowship, she developed a method of improving biogas yield for Mwanza abattoir wastewater treatment plant by using rice straw, showing that the biogas yield can be improved up to six times more. She holds two master’s degrees in Environmental Sciences from University of Burundi, and Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University where she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Engineering.