Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition

Intergovernmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council Under ECOSOC Resolution 2003/212 Dated 5th of March 2003.
Designated by the United Nations Economic & Social Council Under Rule 79 of the Council’s Rules and Procedures.

IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM FOR A BETTER WORLD AND THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015 - 2030

Joseph Kirahagazwe, Spirulina Expert and Principal Adviser to the Director-General of IIMSAM for Burundi. Mr. Kirahagazwe grew up in one of the poorest countries in the world, Burundi. He was an outstanding student Après de at the University of Burundi, where he became a professor of literature. He was appointed to the cabinet of the President of Burundi. He is best known in his country for his theater texts which have won 3 times the first prize in national competitions, before his exile in France in 1998, where he continued his successful theatrical talent. In France, he developed as well private enterprises in partnership with international firms.

He became a Spirulina advocate in 2006 learning all about its benefits, culture cultivation, marketing it and using it as a pivotal tool to combat his country’s severe malnutrition amongst the Burundi population.

He created the NGO “Spirulina et Malnutrition: Solidarité France-Burundi” in order to begin the Spirulina feeding programme. He trained and graduated in seaweed, spirulina speciality. He has been harvesting Spirulina cultivation and training the locals on how to harvest it. Mr. Kirahagazwe has been a special guest as well as hosted several conferences on the benefits of Spirulina in Burundi and France.

Mr. J. Kirahagazwe will be working with IIMSAM in advocacy with the government of Burundi, an official member of the IIMSAM Treaty.