Noe Nizigama joined the Plant With Purpose Burundi team as the Ministry Director in 2013 and then transitioned to Country Director in 2014. Noe’s leadership and experience help guide and expand our local capacity to create change among the communities where we work.
Noe has over 20 years of professional experience in high level leadership with reputable NGO’s, community training, and Human Resources management. He holds a Master of Gender, Institutions, and Society as well as a Bachelor of Education Sciences from the University of Burundi.
Noe’s voice is well recognized across Burundi. He used to lead Trans World Africa’s Burundi branch and his sermons can still be heard on the radio. It’s fun to walk through rural areas with Noe because no one notices him until he speaks and then suddenly you hear the twitters of recognition and people come out of their houses to see what he looks like.
Noe, his wife, and five boys live in Bujumbura. He loves any opportunity he can to travel the world and learn about people. His favorite saying is “Between Peace and Banana,” signifying that if people have enough to eat, it is so much easier to love their neighbor. This quote hangs in his office as an encouragement to our daily work and the history of Burundi.