Dr. Pierre Claver Niyonizigiye is LLB,& B.A in public Administration and held various leadership positions in the public and private sectors. In 2003, he joined SIPHAR S.A as Director of Human Resources and before joining Siphar, he actively involved in the negociation of fiscal and non fiscal incentives in favor of the company as an independent consultant.He is vey much involved in the activities of the EAC secretariat with regard to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing where SIPHAR is among founding members of the East African Pharmaceutical Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FEAPM) and was elected Bord member since 2011 till date. He is also member of the East African Health Platform (EAHP) Board, a platform made of Private sector organizations (PSOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in health enagaging with policy makers at national, regional and international level to influence health policies and legislations. He chaired the EAC Senior Health Officials Sessions in 2011 at the request of the Government of Burundi.

He has a broad knowledge of the issues of intellectual property rights related to pharmaceutical production and has been the speaker at several forums organized by WIPO, UNCTAD, Third World Network, UNIDO, COMESA, EAC and NEPAD. He has became a key player in the regional projects initiated by the East African Community Secretariat aiming at developping the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing sector. Publication in the pharmaceutical sector:Study of the Poverty Impact Assessment of the Regional Pharmaceutical manufacturing Plan Of Action (RPMPoA) 2012-2016. It is an Ex-Ante Poverty Impact Assessment of the East African Community Regional Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan of Action 2012-2016 financed by BMZ through GIZ. The study aims at helping donors and partner countries inform themselves on expected intended and unintended consequences of their interventions (Policies, programs and projects) on the well-being of different social groups, focusing on vulnerable population groups. It therefore serves the purpose of defining more clearly which measures and with whom will make a greater contribution to poverty reduction.

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