Dr. Aime Tsinda is a Lecturer of urban planning and environmental geography at University of Rwanda and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research, IPAR-Rwanda, with a rich experience of 11 years in academia and research. He holds a PhD in Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, UK, a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the Université de Montréal (Canada), a BA in History-Geography-Education from University of Rwanda, College of Education (former Kigali Institute of Education). His research interests include improving access to and sustainability of water supply and sanitation systems, sanitation markets and finance in East Africa, market-based solutions to sanitation and water, multi-hazard mitigation and climate adaptation and natural resource and environmental management. His Ph.D. project was in the field of water and sanitation and entitled ‘Financial and market-based solutions for improving sanitation in the informal settlements of east Africa’. His expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods spans surveys, case studies, participatory rapid appraisal, focus group discussion, in-depth interviewing, evaluation, systematic reviews and policy analysis. Dr. Tsinda is fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda (mother tongue) and has worked with team of researchers in diverse cultural and linguistic settings. He has published three books, 23 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and presented papers in national and international conferences and workshops.