The Secretariat is headed by an Executive Secretary. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the Commission, supervising and appraising all staff and ensuring the financial sustainability of the Commission.
The primary responsibility of the Secretariat and therefore the Executive Secretary is twofold: running the day-to-day administrative affairs of the Commission and ensuring the financial sustainability of the Commission through raising funds from different sources as stated in the “Rwanda Media Self-regulation: a blue print” approved by a General Assembly of Journalists and Media Practitioners on August, 2013.
The secretariat is currently overseen by Emmanuel MUGISHA, currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Mount Kenya University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Laws (LLB) from National University of Rwanda (NUR).
He has a strong background in Media Sector. He occupied relevant posts in Media High Council: Legal Advisor, Director of Professionalism and Media Development (Cabinet appointment at Media High Council (MHC), on 7th December, 2011); and he has been appointed as the Ag. Executive Secretary of the Media High Council – (Prime Minister’s appointment letter Ag. Executive Secretary at Media High Council, on 06/01/2012, and handed over to newly appointed Executive Secretary on 8/10/2014.)
Legal Officer of Rwanda Media Commission, the Media Self-Regulatory Body in Rwanda since October 2014; he is holder of Bachelors of Law (LLB) from National University of Rwanda and currently pursuing master’s (LLM) of International Economics and Business law at Kigali Independent University [ULK].
He has 6 years experience in Rwandan Media. He has been successively News Editor for two local newspapers. He participated in different media and human rights workshops and trainings. Former frenetic entertainment journalist, IBAMBE assisted in different researches in legal domain including Intellectual Property environment in Rwanda and child pornography and it’s repression under Rwandan law.
Field manager and Community Theater facilitator in the Health Project with SPREAD/USAID via University Center of Arts and Drama (UCAD); Member and Vice-Chairman of Artistic Sub-Commission of organizing team of the 6th BUTARE Festival Inter-Universitaire des Arts (FIAB) in 2011 and former coordinator of National University of Rwanda Artists Forum, IBAMBE is a passionate actor of Theatre where he led National University’s theatre group “LES STARS DU THEATRE” for two years and currently Manager of the IDEMBE ARTS, another theatre company operating in Rwanda.
In 2015, he attended and participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 in Paris-France, along with MOBISOL, the German-based international company engineering, developing and delivering rent-to-own solar home and business systems, appliances and services for emerging economies.
NDAYIKUNDA Lydia holds a degree in Law(LLB) from the National University of Rwanda and completed 4 modules of the Executive Master’s in E-Governance. Previously, she worked in the regulation sector for 3 years and 8 months at RURA as Legal officer and in Law Firms for 1 year and 5 months as Intern Advocate. She also worked for 1 year and 5 months in a private company as a Lawyer.
NDAYIKUNDA attended different trainings such as The PURC Regulatory foundations training, Public private partnership training, Advocates initial training, Legal English & EAC Integration training, and Common Law principles and practices training. She also attended a study tour in SUMATRA and TCRA (Tanzania) and participated in the ITU-R Study group 1&2 ( Geneva – Switzerland).
HABIMANA Gilbert is a Finance Manager at Rwanda Media Commission. He holds a Masters degree in Accounting from Kigali Independent University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from school of finance and banking (SFB), currently University of Rwanda,School of Business and Economics. He is a qualified CPA from Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board(KASNEB).
His professional career includes working at Vision Finance Company Ltd, as an individual loan officer, risk and compliance officer and credit officer. He has also previously worked as a senior consultant at Bureau d’Etude Comptable et de Consultance, as a teacher at College de l’Espoir de Gasogi, and as a casual labourer at KIST.
Training Workshop on European Union procedures for call proposals meant for the civil society organization,Kigali-Rwanda
Training and Participation in official launch of KORU education project(LITERACY BOOST AND YOUTH READY) from World Vision international, Kigali-Rwanda
Training on internal control for micro finance and banking level, computerization system and internal audit management procedures and verification reporting and compliance to the central bank, Kigali-Rwanda
She holds a bachelor degree in Communications from Edith Cowan University (Western Australia).