Elysée Sindayigaya currently serves as the ABA ROLI Country Director and Chief of Party of the Promoting Rights and Justice program in The Gambia. Sindayigaya is a Rule of Law and Human Rights Expert with over 19 years of experience managing high speed project operations in complex and challenging post-conflict and developing countries in Africa. Before Joining ABA ROLI, Sindayigaya was a Human Rights Program Manager at The Carter Center for five years. Prior to that, he was the West Africa Regional Advisor at UPR-Info strengthening state officials and civil society to advance human rights in the region.
At ABA ROLI in DR Congo, Sindayigaya served as Project Director and Deputy Country Director and managed all DRC-based projects reinforcing justice actors’ capacity to build sustainable state institutions that deliver justice and respect for human rights. As an international Consultant, Sindayigaya conducted research and evaluated projects for UNDP, AECOM, Lawyers Without Borders, etc. Sindayigaya has worked in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya and Senegal.
His research focused on criminal law and project stakeholders impact analysis and management. Sindayigaya holds a master’s degree in Project Management from Roehampton University and a Law degree from the University of Burundi