Gihangange Willy Benson is from Rwanda, East Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Agri-business from the former National University of Rwanda (2013), now the University of Rwanda, a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Management from China Agricultural University in Beijing-China (2018), and a Master of Arts in Environmental Policy from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus (2021). He has developed some competencies working for agriculture-based NGOs and extended his interest to “Environmental policy” as the latter continuously interacts with the agriculture sector, especially in developing countries.
Benson’s interests specialize in policy design and evaluation by highlighting the importance of social equity in every policy’s success. Benson is incredibly sensitive to social equity as he believes in everyone’s right to be serviced and to benefit from any policy despite the differences existing in communities. For his master’s degree research, he is evaluating the National Environmental and Climate Change Policy (NECCP) in Rwanda and potential ways to improve its efficiency and effectiveness with regard to access to clean and renewable energy.