Theogene Rudasingwa is Ambassador to the United States for the Republic of Rwanda.
Dr. Rudasingwa is trained and licensed as a medical doctor. He served in the Rwandese Patriotic Front as Field Doctor/Liaison Officer (1990-1991), Member of the Executive Committee (1991-1993), and as Secretary General (1993-1996). During his military career he served as the senior liaison of the Rwandese Patriotic Front to European and African government officials, the Organization of African Unity, the United States, and the United Nations. Dr. Rudasingwa participated in the negotiations with officials of the then Government of Rwanda which led to the Arusha Peace Agreement. Together with other leaders of the RPF, he coordinated and supervised a variety of military and political initiatives in setting up the current Government of National Unity. He attained the rank of Major in the Liberation Army.
Dr. Rudasingwa was appointed Ambassador to the United States in 1996. During his tenure as Ambassador, he has participated in the World Bank’s formulation of a Country Assistance Strategy for Rwanda, participated in the negotiations between the International Monetary Fund and the Government of Rwanda, and established and nurtured a series of strong working relationships with think-tank groups, NGO’s and the Bretton Woods institutions. Dr. Rudasingwa has also traveled extensively throughout the United States, speaking at American colleges and universities about the period of genocide in Rwanda and the immediate challenges facing his country.
Dr. Rudasingwa is the author of two publications: Background to Genocide (1994) and Imperatives of Reconciliation, Justice and Development (1995).