Ghislain Irakoze

Sustainable Access Fellow

Ghislain Irakoze is a sustainability entrepreneur and researcher, currently working with A4AI as the inaugural Sustainable Access Fellow. He founded Wastezon, a cleantech company that provides Machine Learning-powered materials traceability services. As a Research Fellow at Sustainable Partners Inc, Ghislain has co-developed a computational model that visualizes climate justice from a waste management perspective. He worked with the EU Commission on Africa-EU Circular Economy Cooperation and he has assisted the African Development Bank in developing a green growth investment program in Rwanda. Ghislain is a former researcher at Mastercard Foundation’s Youth Think Tank, He is a current climate fellow at Subak where he is creating predictive models for measuring e-mobility materials maintenance. Ghislain sits on Global Greengrants Fund’s Next Gen Climate Board and EU Commission-International Partnerships’s Youth Sounding Board For his climate and sustainability work, Ghislain has received recognitions and awards such as the Green Biz 30 Under 30 Honoree and UNEP’s Young Champion of the Earth Prize-Finalist.