Where we work

Katiella Mai Moussa
Programme Manager


UNCDF work in Burundi dates back to 1982, with our efforts around supporting decentralization and poverty reduction, as well as strengthening local institutional capacity in public expenditure management piloted on the basis of UNCDF’s Local Development Fund.

Currently, UNCDF is working on the establishment of The Kibira Peace Sanctuary Foundation, a fundamental component for achieving peace, environmental, and social objectives in Burundi.

The project primary objective is to create an enabling environment for sustainable peace in the Kibira National Park by deploying a combined and sequenced Protection, Investment and REDD+ strategy aimed at building trust within and between local communities and with national authorities, reducing drivers of deforestation, providing alternative livelihood models that bring co-benefits to the communities, fostering longer-term conservation and peace and at minimum financing and enabling national authorities to enhance forest and community security.

Our Team

Bujumbura, Burundi

Souleymane Sow

Programme Management Specialist

Alphonsine Hakizimana

Administrative and Finance Associate