Greenny : Vision


My name is Nehemie Yesashimwe. I live in Rwanda, where I write and hike. I have a background in Agroforestry, Data, Economics, and Development Policy.

I want to live a sustainable life even if that requires giving up some beautiful things. I want to keep away from clutter as possible as I can even if that’s hard. Greenny is a tool and a platform for that commitment.

If you agree that climate change is real and that humanity can hardly thrive with it, I invite you to think about it today and do something to curb it. Anything.

What I’m doing now

I’m publishing articles about the environment, healthy living, and sustainable development at

I’m working with education organizations to promote conservation leadership in Africa.

I’m developing environment-friendly business models in Rwanda.


2013: National winner of the Youthpreneurship and Enviropreneurship writing contest (by Rwanda Youth Alliance for Climate Actions-RYACA in collabo with the United States Embassy in Kigali)

2014: East African winner of the 1st Continental Essay Competition (By African Organization for Standardization, ARSO)

2015: African winner of the 2nd Continental Essay Competition (By African Organization for Standardization, ARSO)

2016: Global Winner of the Short Writing Contest (By The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification-UNCCD)

2017: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur

2017: Inaugural Fellow at African Leadership University

2018: Academic Operations Associate at African Leadership UniversitySchool of Wildlife Conservation.

2019: Yale University’s Tropical Forest Landscapes Online Certificate Program participant

Links and contacts