#AlumOfTheWeek – Dative Tuyisenge, an AIMS Ghana 2016 Alumna

Academic institutions, by their establishments, are mandated to train and equip their students to take up leadership roles and effect change in all aspects of the economy. Those who believe in the calibre of training they are giving their products have no fears of employing the same to foster the development and fulfilment of its agenda.

AIMS alumni are highly sought after globally, in both academia and industry. Notwithstanding this high rate, AIMS retains some of these alumni in several capacities, from academic faculty positions to administrative staff. Regardless of which level of entry these alumni come in, they rise through the ranks and achieve decision-making positions that include Managerial and Director roles.

This week we bring you the story of Dative Tuyisenge, an AIMS Ghana 2016 alumna who currently works as a Project Coordinator at the AIMS Secretariat, Rwanda.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics – Statistics option from the University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology, Dative applied to AIMS in 2015 to be admitted to AIMS Ghana in the 2015/16 academic year. She chose to apply to AIMS because of its Vision and Mission, which seeks to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances, and breakthrough discoveries by enabling Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. Dative recalls that the network created at AIMS gave her the enabling environment to learn many skills that she applies to solve different societal problems.

In 2016, AIMS established its newest Centre and relocated its Secretariat to Rwanda. These new establishments required the recruitment and engagement of Human Resources to make them work. Dative was one of the few alumni in Rwanda to have been engaged by the Secretariat as an intern. Currently, Dative works at the Secretariat as a Project Coordinator, where she is in charge of Health and Interventions Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence (HIMAI). One of the many AIMS research projects. As such, she works directly with the Chief Scientific Officer to coordinate activities related to HIMAI in addition to providing support to the research team.

Outside her work at the Secretariat, Dative also work at reducing gender inequality by empowering mothers from low-income families to enable their daughters to have access to Quality Education, Good Health, and Well-Being. She also supports teenagers in her community to avoid unwanted pregnancy and help provide quality health care to children under five years.