Award for Alumnus David Niyonsenga
Kigali, Rwanda, 6 September 2012
How does public transport network routing and service capacity relate to (potential) transit demand in Kigali city, Rwanda? This was the central question in David Niyonsenga’s MSc thesis Assessing public transport supply for Kigali, Rwanda. David’s thesis was the second best in the NAAR Thesis Competition Academic 2011-2012.
The NAAR Thesis Competition is a thesis competition for students who completed their master’s programme in the Netherlands. The competition is a joint initiative of the Netherlands Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda and the Netherlands Alumni Association of Rwanda (NAAR).
The award ceremony on 6 September 2012 was hosted by the NAAR with the high participation of the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the employers of the candidates participating in the competition. David received the award and Euro 1500 from Her Excellency Leoni Cualeaene, the Dutch Ambassador.
David earned his degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation with specialization in Urban Planning and Management (UPM) from the faculty ITC of the University of Twente in 2012. He is now Assistant Coordinator of the National paved and unpaved road demarcation project and Assistant Lecturer at INES – Ruhengeri Institute of Higher Education.