Marc is the Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience in Rwanda, and he is also the Lead Spatial Planner for the program. He works closely with the cities of Kigali and Musanze in Rwanda to coordinate and engage stakeholders to develop a water resilience action plan for both cities, based on the City Water Resilience Approach. He also assists with coordination the spatial analysis work done in the program covering Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa); Rwanda (Kigali, Musanze); and South Africa (Johannesbourg, Gqheberha). In addition, Marc helps coordinate the relationship management, diplomacy, and strategic planning of WRI in Rwanda.
Marc previously worked in the Ministry of Environment in the Government of Rwanda where he oversaw the policy coordination in Land, Water and Forestry. Prior to that he was involved in development of the water sector in Rwanda as one of the leading hydrologists. He has also done research across the region spanning from hydropower development, spatial analysis for water resources management, sediment fingerprinting, etc. using a combination of GIS-based tools coupled with hydrologic/hydraulic modeling.
Marc holds a MSc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for WREM from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, as well as a BSc. in Water and Environmental Engineering from the College of Science and Technology at the University of Rwanda, formerly known as Kigali Institute of Science and Technology.
Marc enjoys watching movies at home during his free time, either with friends or alone.