Ms. Uwera Rutagarama has over 18 years of technical experience in the field of mining and renewable energy projects and has been involved in Lake Kivu methane gas project and in the initiation and development of geothermal programme as well as in the management of grid extension projects. She holds a Master degree in Metallurgy from the University of Pretoria, SA and a MSC degree in reservoir engineering from the University of Iceland. Currently, Ms. Rutagarama is the Director of the department of Primary and Social Energies Development dealing mainly with off grid and clean cooking sector development at Rwanda Energy Group. She is a member of the Board of Directors of a local private energy company, a member of the Steering Committee of the African Geothermal Development Programme (ARGeo) and a member of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence. Ms. Rutagarama also holds membership in Women in Geothermal Energy (WING), Africa branch and Women in Rwanda Energy (WIRE).