Rwanda-CAE (Ad­van­cing sus­tain­able eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in Rwanda through cir­cu­lar agro-eco­nomy)

The circular economy poses great possibilities for Rwanda’s agro-economic sector with positive effects on environment and economy. This project will implement an interdisciplinary practice-oriented master program for circular agro-economics and applied entrepreneurship in a blended learning format at University of Rwanda: M.Sc. Circular Agro-Economics. This will drive the creation of innovative startups for the realization of circular agro-economy principles. Individual modules of this Masters will be offered to professionals in the form of short certificate courses.
In addition, the project will conduct applied research on the creation of sustainable business models for agro-economy cycles.
An expert network of relevant institutions for circular economy innovations in Rwanda and Germany will be established, including the project business partners SINA GERARD Ese URWIBUTSO, Sharkbite Innovation GmbH and En-Crops GmbH.
Professor Dr. Thomas Bayer

Con­tact & Pro­ject leader:
Pro­fessor Dr. Thomas Bayer

Professor with focus on International Management

Director Africa Institute

Project Manager StartupSÜD

Phone: +49 731 /9762-1471

Location: Edisonallee 7, E7.1.09

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer
Inken Hoeck
Vanessa Miller


University of Rwanda
Sharkbite Innovation GmbH
En-Crops GmbH
Project duration
May 2021 to December 2024
  • Federal Republic
Pro­ject sec­tion
  • Research & Transfer
Cross-cut­ting top­ics
  • Ethics / Sustainability / Responsibility
  • Internationalisation
Main areas of re­search
  • Markets & Media
  • Business models & Entrepreneurship
Ref­er­ence period
  • International


gefördert vom DAAD aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)