Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira is a Rwandese diplomat who has been the Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of UN-Habitat since November 2011.  In this role, she has been providing critical leadership in promoting sustainable cities and human settlements globally engaging widely with governmental and non-governmental actors.

Dr. Kacyira has broad knowledge and experience of more than 15 years in senior management and strategic leadership in Government and non-governmental institutions, both at sub-national, national, regional and international levels.  From February 2011 to October 2011, Dr. Kacyira was the Governor of the Eastern Province of Rwanda, the country’s largest province with a population of 2.5 million.  She oversaw the development and urbanization of the Province, which borders the capital city Kigali, in a sustainable manner.

Dr. Kacyira was educated at James Cook University in Australia, where she gained her Masters in Veterinary Science in Animal Production and Economics, and at Makerere University in Uganda, where she gained her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.  She is currently pursuing an MBA with the School of Finance and Banking, Rwanda/Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands. 

Dr. Kacyira is married and has four children.