Noella Bigirimana is the Division Manager of the Research, Innovation and Data Science Division, which coordinates and implements high impact research projects, data science platforms, and strategic partnerships in healthcare and life sciences.
Noella previously served as a Precision Medicine Fellow at the World Economic Forum, where she focused on co-designing policy and governance approaches to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies in low-resource settings. She has previously worked as consultant for WHO and USAID-funded projects in Rwanda and Guinea-Conakry in the post-Ebola period.
Noella currently serves on the Advisory Board of AI Transparency Institute, and also serves as the Advisory Board Chair of the Youth Combating NTDs. She is a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper in the Kigali Hub, and a contributor at the Future Africa Forum, a platform of young African experts impacting policy making and dialogue across many sectors.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health and Society from Cornell University, and a Master’s degree in International Health Policy and Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University.
Research, Innovation and Data Science (RIDS) Division within RBC drives health and medical research, strengthens the application and commercialization of research outputs, fosters an innovative health system, and supports knowledge and insights generation from increasingly large and complex sets of data.
Foster research conduct and innovation
Mission: To position Rwanda as a hub for advanced high-quality health and medical research with cutting-edge science and data analytics capability
Vision: To cultivate and promote research, scientific discovery, innovation, and data science in Rwanda’s health sector, with the dedication to support the health system to achieve health and socio-economic benefits in Rwanda and beyond .
Research, Innovation and Data Science
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