RWANDA INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

Eva Liliane Ujeneza

2021

Eva Liliane Ujeneza is a lecturer of Mathematics at the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA), and a Doctoral student at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She specializes in mathematical and statistical modelling and utilizes her skills to solve challenges of public health interest. Through research, she is affiliated to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Center in Rwanda, with their recent collaborative project being a new pooled testing strategy to identify COVID19 positive cases. In February 2021, she received the Rwanda National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) Women in Science Rising Star Award, for demonstrating “innovation in creating science-based physical and tangible solutions useful to society”.

Eva participated in the first StArfrica – Startup Germany-Africa incubation program and emerged winner of the final pitching contest. Her business idea, namely Hypercube solution Ltd (HYPES in short), is a company that aims at boosting the testing capacity of diagnosis lab by providing the infrastructure and knowledge required for the successful implementation of pool testing techniques.