WFO Gymnasium Alumna Josiane Irakarama from the Rwandan Member Organisation INGABO successfully passed the selection procedure and won the scholarship to attend the 2022/2023 edition of the Master of Law (LL.M.) in Food Law at the LUISS University in Rome. 

Last October, WFO announced for the fifth year in a row the opportunity to access one scholarship for young graduate farmers interested in enhancing their Food Law education, offered in collaboration with LUISS University. 

WFO recognises and promotes the importance of education and professional growth and development of young farmers and, within the partnership with the LUISS University in Rome, provides them with new learning opportunities, such as offering one exemption from the payment of the tuition fee for the LL.M. in Food Law. 

Before Josiane Irakarama from Rwanda, Kajol Bajracharya from Nepal, Betty M. Njuki from Kenya, Cryspin Kayitare from Rwanda, and Kouassi Kouadio Hervé from Cote d’Ivoire benefitted from the possibility of enhancing their education in Food Law. 

Josiane Irakarama has a bachelors degree in Public Administration and Good Governance and is an active member of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
She is also one of the founding members of Bright Agriculture Youth Cooperative and is currently working as a communications consultant in coffee farmers cooperatives. As her mother and other remarkable female leaders before her, Josiane is committed to enhancing youth and women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector. 

From the International Secretariat side, our best wishes to Josiane Irakama for her future studies.