The Jury

Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

Deputy Executive Director, UN HABITAT

Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of the Republic of Rwanda is the Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-HABITAT providing critical leadership to promote sustainable cities and human settlements globally. Previously, Dr. Kacyira held various government positions including as Governor of the Eastern Province of Rwanda, Mayor of Kigali and an Elected Member of Parliament and has been awarded the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award in 2008 as Mayor of Kigali in recognition of the city’s high level of cleanliness, greenness, safety and sustainability and affordable housing initiatives, combined with pro-urban employment opportunities.

Dr. Kacyira is also a former President of the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities, President of the Eastern African Association of Local Government Authorities, and Vice President of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa.