Gerard Ndayishimiye is a Rwandan, studying agricultural science and natural resource management at EARTH University in Costa Rica, expected to have his first undergraduate bachelor’s degree in December 2017. From September to December of 2016, he worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as an intern in Tanzania. He is the founder of a debate group that collaborates with the university to solve students’ problems through constructive discussion at EARTH University. In June of 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Gerard was awarded the Resolution Fellowship as the co-founder of Rwanda Youth Initiative for Agricultural Transformation (RYIAT). His interests are in agriculture. He believes that the development of low developed countries depends on the smart use of natural resource management and improved agriculture. Gerard believes "if there is more emphasis on agriculture and good use of natural resources in a country, then there will be clear progress in development and all goals that may be targeted will be achieved". .