Sabiti Fred is currently the UNDP’s Technical Advisor at Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) responsible for environment and climate change mainstreaming. Fred has supported MINECOFIN in developing the current National Strategy for Transformation (NST), the country’s vision (vision 2050). Fred holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Economics from the National University of Rwanda and two master's: One from Makerere University-Uganda in Finance and Accounting and the other in Environmental Economics and natural resources management from Adventist university in Kigali. Fred has over 14 years of experience working with the Government of Rwanda, especially with sectors and districts on how the environment and inclusive development linkages are integrated into the policies, programs, plans, and budgets at central and decentralized levels of administration.
Before Joining the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Fred was a national coordinator of the poverty and environment initiative – a UNDP-UNEP Joint program based in Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) since 2008. Fred is well known for orchestrating the popular green villages in Rwanda-Integrated rural settlements that were developed with climate resilience considerations. Fred supported key studies including Public environmental expenditure Review, Environmental fiscal reform, Green growth, and climate resilience strategy among others.
Within EfD Fred acts as the IGE Lead of the support team in Rwanda, for the Inclusive Green Economy in Practice program.