Yves Tuyishime is an economist with over five years of experience in renewable energy and climate change. Currently, he is the energy specialist for the Rwanda Development Board (RDB, www.rdb.rw), an independent and influential government institution whose mission is to fast-track economic development in Rwanda. At RDB, Yves is responsible for investment promotion in the energy sector to attract local and foreign private investments. In the community, Yves is a founding member of Rwanda Green Initiative, a youth NGO focused on climate change, and has been very active in different youth networks on climate change at local and international level. Yves holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Rwanda, and he is fluent in both English and French. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Yves plans to continue his work at RDB and in his community.