Emma Marie Bugingo brings over 15 years of working with Civil Society Organizations. After joining ProFemmes/ TweseHamwe in 2006 , she was promoted to a series of progressively responsible positions within the organization – first as Executive Secretary of the Western Province, then as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the Gender Advocacy and Human Rights Department, and to the Executive Secretary post at the national level. Between 2001 and 2006, Emma-Marie worked at the Rwandan Women Association for Solidarity (ASOFERWA) as a Project Coordinator. She received her B.A. in Journalism Mass and Communication from the National University of Rwanda and is ﬂuent in English, Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda with working proficiency in French. Emma Marie has firmly contributed to the design and implementation of all programs of the umbrella; and contributed in sector policies elaborations; and all other actions geared towards gender approach within the framework of achieving umbrellas mission and advocated for the implementation of national and international instruments for gender promotion in Rwanda.
Pro-Femmes /TweseHamweis the largest national civil society umbrella organization for women’s promotion and development in Rwanda. It is a non-profit making organization established in October, 1992, and currently represents 57 member organizations within the country. Pro-Femmes has a goal of gender promotion, peace and development. Its vision is to ensure that the Rwandan society gets rid of all forms of gender related discrimination, and thus characterized by equality and equity between men and women in the development process and in a context of a stable and peaceful society. Emma Marie has competences in diﬀerent domains including but not limited to: Strategic Planning, coordination, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Policy Analysis, Gender Responsive Budgeting, Public Relations, Conﬂict Management, Monitoring & Evaluation and Advocacy. Emma Marie Bugingo coordinated the Rwanda Country Barometer report. She is an EASSI board member.