Patricie Uwase: Improving infrastructure in Rwanda
Patricie Uwase (M.S.’15 CEE) is passionate about infrastructure development, and she is putting that passion to work as the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure in her native Rwanda. In that role, she oversees budget preparation and execution for Rwanda’s infrastructure sector — about a third of the national budget. Uwase also leads teams of national agencies, engineers and other experts to implement Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation and its Vision 2050 for the infrastructure sector.
In addition, she serves on the boards of Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, as well as Ultimate Developers Ltd. and on the City of Kigali Advisory Committee. Previously, Uwase worked on such national projects as the Kigali Convention Center, the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa and the African Union Summits in 2016 and 2018. An alumna of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UC Berkeley, Uwase is committed to building and planning sustainable transport infrastructures in Rwanda and beyond.
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