Clare Umutoni is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science, specializing in Community Development and Regional Planning. She also holds a minor in Leadership and Communication. Clare previously worked as a Community Leadership Development Intern at Rural Prosperity Nebraska, where she successfully executed leadership development research projects statewide. Additionally, she served as an Economic Development Intern in Valley County.
Currently, as a Program Consultant at the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute in Kigali, her primary focus is understanding smallholder irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the role played by the private sector. She is driven to collaborate with private enterprises to support sustainable agricultural practices and empower rural communities. Passionate about community development, Clare’s dream is to contribute to the progress of rural communities in Africa that heavily depend on agriculture.