Aimable Manirakiza is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes, the first libertarian think tank in Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that defends the principles of a free society and free market. Nominated as Student of the Year 2017 by Students For Liberty US in 2017, Manirakiza received the Africa Liberty Award as part of the Birashoboka Campaign, in 2018. In 2019, the CDE Great Lakes was a finalist for the Templeton Freedom Award. In 2020, the CDE Great Lakes won the Africa Liberty Awards through the ProLiberty Writers Program. Aimable has already spoken in more than 71 media in South Africa, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes