Analogue leadership in a digital world

Lionel Nizigama
Rowland Scholar
2013 – 2014

Lionel studied Medicine in Burundi and completed an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Lionel went on to work with the World Health Organization in Maputo-Mozambique and was actively involved in the country  Covid-19 preparedness and response .

After a sabbatical year, he joined the WHO Angola country office where he serves as acting team lead for the emergency cluster.


What has your Fellowship enabled you to do, explore, or gain that you wouldn’t have otherwise?

My scholarship at Goodenough college enabled me to enjoy the very best of London while undertaking my studies at LSHTM. Besides its fantastic facilities and vibrant location, Goodenough college offered me an entirely unique global experience I could ever dream being exposed to. I had a very productive year and I felt privileged to be the first Rowland Scholar at Goodenough College London.

How do you imagine your Fellowship will impact on your personal and professional growth in the next chapter of your life?

Gaining a variety of perspectives has further developed my cross-cultural awareness and forced me to see the world through new lenses. I’m confident that my time at GC has contributed to enhance my global network and equipped me with the drive needed to adapt to different environments. Forever grateful for this amazing opportunity.