Steve Kamanzi is the chief of party (COP) for the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze program in Rwanda—an EDC continuum Youth Workforce and Employment project. In his role as COP, Kamanzi technically oversees the implementation of the project, develops and manages strategic partnerships, and provides oversight to local implementing partners.
Kamanzi joined EDC in 2011 under the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods project as deputy COP, then became COP for both Akazi Kanoze and Akazi Kanoze 2, funded by USAID and the Mastercard Foundation. Prior to joining EDC, he served in other managerial and leadership positions in education and youth development programming at Voluntary Services Overseas and Right To Play International—two not-for-profit organizations in Rwanda. His developmental experience spans 15 years.