Ambassador Jean-Marie Vianney NDAGIJIMANA is a lawyer by training. He studied at the universities of Bujumbura and Kinshasa. A career diplomat, he served in the posts of Brussels, Addis Ababa, and Paris.
He is a privileged observer of the ethnic and political conflicts of his country of origin, Rwanda, and of the entire Great Lakes region.
He now leads several associations campaigning for national and regional reconciliation based on impartial justice and dialogue. He is the author of several books.