Rwandan Geographer Visits AUNE April 2-14

 

Gaspard Rwanyiziri, director of the Centre for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing at the National University of Rwanda (NUR), is spending two weeks studying at Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Environmental Studies, starting April 2.

Rwanyiziri is doing postdoctoral research here. He is also available to make presentations to the AUNE community on his research into the management of protected areas in tropical countries. His visit is funded by the Department of Research Cooperation in the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Rwanyiziri, also a senior lecturer in geography at NUR, earned his PhD in geography and planning from Pau University in France. His research interests are natural resources and the effects of climate change and variability on biodiversity conservation, water availability, and local livelihoods in Rwanda.

Rwanyiziri’s visit is a result of the memorandum of understanding between NUR and AUNE. Read more about the work of Beth Kaplin, AUNE professor of environmental studies, and other faculty and students in Rwanda, and student and faculty exchanges with the Rwandan university.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Antioch University

Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

© 2020 Antioch University. All Rights Reserved.

Skip to content