The Research Initiatives for Social Development counts 9 regular and permanent staff as these are always implicated in different research projects as Field Coordinators.
RISD has technically invested in 5 of the 15 regular staff and these are in charge of everyday management of the organization. They are:
Emmanuel KANDATE MUSEMA
Graduate in International Relations since 2010 with considerable knowledge in research methodologies, teaching assistant at the Economical and Commecial Techniques College of Bukavu. Considerable experience in research with leading institutions including International Rescue Committtee, GK Consulting, Social Impact, Norvegian Church Aid, and universities such as Columbia, Massachussetts, Wagenigen, Harvard, Université Officielle de Bukavu, Université Catholique de Bukavu. Founding member of the Research Initiatives for Social Development.
Pacifique MAKUTA MWAMBUSA
PhD in Political and Administrative Sciences, teacher and researcher at the Official University of Bukavu since 2003. Independent consultant in elections, governance, citizenship, gender, democracy and Social Policy making. Founding member of the Research Initiatives for Social Development.
Eustache KULIUMBWA LULEGO
Graduate in Public Health since 2007. Has worked as Field Research Coordinator with various research projects and Institutions. Regional coordinator in 2010 and Field Coordinator of Impact Evaluation of the Community Driven Reconstruction. Worked with worldly known research institutions such as World Bank’s Impact Evaluations Unit, Columbia, Wageningen, Harvard, Social Impact, New York University.
Jean-Paul MUTACUMURA ZIBIKA
Former General Director
Candidate in Master of Art at the School of Governance of Mount-Kenya University. Graduate in Applied Pedagogy since 2008, part time Teaching Assistant at ISP/Walungu, Experienced in Monitoring & Evaluation and Research with worldly known Professors. Highly focussed on capacity building in research, field coordination and Public Management.
He has worked in many leading research projects including those of the World Bank’s Impact Evaluation Unit, UN Mission support on peace building, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Columbia, Harvard and New York Universities. Teaching Assistant at the Walungu College and Individual Consultant in M&E support. Founding member of the Research Initiatives for Social Development.
To guarantee partners organizing long scale projects with large teams, RISD has established a large network of enumerators around the DRC with respect to its Regional offices. They are regionally trained; these are only used when the demand of staff is higher than our regular list. All the categories benefit from trainings with RISD and its partners when necessary.
RISD’s eastern head office is in Bukavu town, commune of Ibanda, Av. du Governeur n° 11. RISD has counterparts in other town of eastern DRC such as Goma town, Kindu, Beni, Bunia with a considerable number of temporaries often used when necessary.
RISD’s counterparts in central DRC are based is in Katanga, town of Lubumbashi with focal points in the secondary town of Kalemie, Kolwezi, Kipushi. These counterparts control both Kasai provinces as these are neighboring provinces to Katanga.
RISD’s western representative is located to Kinshasa town. This office heads all the western provinces (Kinshasa, Equateur, Bas-Congo, Bandundu, etc).
RISD has a staff counterpart in the Province Orientale, located to Kisangani.