Huguette Umutoni Bitega

Huguette Umutoni Bitega, Rwandese and Swiss. She is currently working with the Global Partnership for Education at the World Bank, as a Champion Lead by advising Heads of State and Celebrities to advocate and ensure that children, young people and particularly girls have access to quality education and that it remains at the forefront of global attention.

Previously, she was a Government Engagement Specialist managing national and corporate leaders within global institutions including the World Economic Forum (WEF), Gavi, the Alliance and the United Nations. As a women’s health and social justice advocate, she provides volunteer support to organizations providing access to feminine hygiene products in East Africa to end Period Poverty, and she is also a champion of African fashion, supporting designers in Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and the African Diaspora by seating on the board of Afrodyssee in Geneva. She is the brand ambassador of Moshions, a leading fashion house in Rwanda.

Huguette is the co-Founder of Bitega & Omisore Associate, BOA an advisory strategic firm focusing on changing the way the world sees Africa and how Africans see themselves by showcasing African countries through tourism and investments. She is on the advisory board of the Futures Project, a project that aims to change the global dialogue about innovation and the future. The organisation brings people together across borders and sectors to create a shared vision for the future and facilitating the action and innovation that bring these visions to life. She is also on the board of iamtheCODE, a movement that mobilizes governments, business, and investors to support young women in STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Design), through learning how to code, creative learning and cracking problems.

She holds a master’s in international Negotiations and Policy Making from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and bachelor’s degree in international Relations and Peace studies from Leeds University in the UK.