Francois Xavier Tetero

François Xavier Tetero is the Green City Development Consultant at GGGI under the GCF NAP Readiness Project “National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda”. He provides technical support in the implementation of studies related to flood and landslide resilience within the City of Kigali and Secondary Cities.

Prior to joining GGGI, he occupied various senior positions in the Government of Rwanda; the latest being as the Head of Water Resources Management Department in the former Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority where he was leading the overall management of water resources in Rwanda; including water resources monitoring, flood management, water storage development, catchments restoration, water allocation and water quality management.

His experience includes also trans-boundary cooperation where he was on technical advisory board of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) from 2015 to 2020 and chaired the technical advisory board of the Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin Organization (ABAKIR) from 2018 to 2020. He is also Member of the Commission for Hydrology at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Regional Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Eastern Africa.

François Xavier Tetero holds a Master of Science degree in Water Resources and Environmental Management from the former National University of Rwanda in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the same University.