Innovation Advisor, RTI International
French-Rwandan technologist Edgard Ngaboyamahina is an Innovation Advisor at RTI International who supports clients’ sustainability work across industries. He delivers value to clients by fostering collaborative relationships and encouraging data-driven decision-making. Currently, he supports organizations with high inventory turnovers and consequent innovation needs in implementing a systems thinking approach while considering unintended consequences. Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Ngaboyamahina was a Principal Investigator at the Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID), a group that develops and deploys novel, sustainable, technology-based health solutions for resource-constrained regions around the world. There, he led R&D activities that encompass waste treatment and technology transfer under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-supported Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. An entrepreneur, Dr. Ngaboyamahina created Simbuka Technological Innovation, a company that connects researchers developing technologies with local partners in Rwanda and neighboring countries.