H.E. Amb. Edouard Bizimana
Ambassador of Burundi to Germany
In 1998, he earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Modern English Letters at the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon, and went on to do a Masters at the Institute of Cameroon (IRIC). He received his doctorate in International Relations from the same institution in 2003. His thesis bears the title,"Armed conflicts and environment protection in the Great Lakes Region." During the course of his academic years, Amb. Dr. Bizimana carried out internships at prominent institutions including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon, the Cameroon Athletic Federation, and the Diplomatic Studies Institute of Cairo in Egypt. Before embarking on his professional career, he also completed a specialized post-graduate internship in the field of business.
H.E. Amb. Dr. Bizimana joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burundi in 2004, as Advisor to the Director-General in charge of cooperation between Burundi and Europe, and North America. In 2006, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Protocol in the Second Vice-Presidency of the Republic, and from 2007 to 2010, he was the First Counsellor at the Burundi Embassy in Washington D.C. In February 2012, Amb. Dr. Bizimana was placed in charge of International and Regional Organizations in the Ministry of External Relations and International Cooperation, and shortly after, was made Permanent Secretary in the Forum of Political Parties (FDP). He has served as Ambassador of Burundi to Germany since June 2012.
H.E. Amb. Dr. Bizimana has several publications to his name including, "Quelle diplomatie pour les pays post-conflits? Quelles pistes d'exploitation pour le cas du Burundi?" (What kind of diplomacy for post-conflict countries?", Sweet America (poem), and "Une vie à la sauvette. Savoir porter sa croix." (in collaboration with Véronique Barindogo). Amb. Dr. Bizimana is fluent in French, Kirundi, and English, and has limited proficiency in Kiswahili. His general interests and hobbies include politics, policy analysis, reading, writing, poetry, soccer, and jogging.
Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Republic of Burundi
(Berlin; June 28th, 2013)