My name is Nehemie Yesashimwe. I live in Rwanda, where I write and hike. I have a background in Agroforestry and Sustainable Development.
My mission is to make it possible, easy and rewarding for people to be environmentally sustainable.
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.
What I’m doing now
- I’m publishing articles about the environment, healthy living, and sustainable development at greenny.net.
- 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 collaboration 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 University–School of Wildlife Conservation.
- 2019: Yale University’s Tropical Forest Landscapes Online Certificate Program participant
- 2020: MIT MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy