Jonas Munyurangabo is a Policy Analyst at World Resources Institute (WRI) under the Food Program in Africa. He focuses on enabling the policy environment, including coordinating multistakeholder engagement, under the Circular Economy for Food Systems Transition Project in Rwanda.

Prior to joining the WRI, Jonas accumulated extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors in Rwanda and East Africa since 2012. During his tenure, he held notable positions within Rwanda's public sector, particularly in the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Over a span of 10 years, he served as a Trade Economist, Private Sector Development Specialist, Director-General of Planning, M&E, and later as Chief Technical Advisor to the Minister.

Jonas has an impressive track record of achieving results, leveraging his expertise in strategic planning, sectoral policy development, coordination, stakeholder engagement, policy dialogue and analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, organizational development, and sustainable development.

Throughout the past 12 years, Jonas has closely collaborated with various sectors, including trade, industry, investment, agribusiness, SMEs, entrepreneurship, regional integration, investment, and youth employment. Additionally, he possesses a solid understanding of other cross-cutting issues such as gender, climate change, and the environment. Furthermore, he has provided consultancy services to both national and international organizations, including United Nations Agencies, and has actively served on different boards of directors.

Mr. Jonas holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rwanda, master’s in international relations and diplomacy from Mount Kenya University and he is now finalizing his second MSc in International Trade Policy and Trade Law from Lund University, Sweden.