Eric Rwabidadi is an Associate Country Programme Manager in the Near East, North Africa and Europe Division within the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Rwabidadi manages and supports the Country Programmes in Eritrea, Djibouti and Armenia.
Before taking his current position in 2013, Rwabidadi worked extensively with other country programmes including Rwanda (his home country), Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi and Zambia. He has held a number of leadership positions during his time at IDAF such as Country Programme Manager, Country Programme Officer, Associate Country Programme Manager and Task Master. In addition to his years of experience, Rwabidadi has been among the pioneers of IFAD’s decentralization agenda starting in 2005, and he significantly contributed to the establishment and management of the IFAD Country Offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and Zambia.
Rwabidadi is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience and has benefited from hands-on training in the areas of core IFAD operations including procurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and learning, collaborative design, value chains, micro/rural finance, land tenure, market linkages, communications, strategic performance management and institutional development. He is fluent in English and French.