Jean Claude Niyokwizerwa

Deputy |


Digital Identity and Trust Services Expert

Ministry of ICT and Innovation

Jean Claude Niyokwizerwa is seconded to the Rwanda Digital Acceleration Project from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Currently, he is the project’s expert in Digital Identity and Trust Services where he oversees overall Implementation of Single Digital Identity (SDID). He has 15 years of experience in ICT, Immerging Technologies and Projects Management. Throughout the years he has contributed to various engagements including participating in the formulation and enforcement of different regulatory instruments in the ICT sector. He has also led research and implementation of a distributed systems architecture on behalf of RURA and the Smart Africa Secretariat. He also coordinated the Rwanda chapter of ITU Smart Incubator programme, aimed at using frontier technologies such AI, IoT and Block chain and linking the innovations through start-ups and SMEs for adoption of the ITU standardization. Jean Claude holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) Kigali-Rwanda and Master of Science Degree in Information Technology Management from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.