Charles Rutikanga is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences, Social Work option at the University of Rwanda since 2009. He is concluding his PhD studies at the University of Vienna in the Department of Development studies. He obtained a Master of Social Work and Social Administration from Uganda Christian University and a Bachelor’s degree
from the former National University of Rwanda.
After his Bachelor’s Degree he worked as a Social Work Practitioner for 3 years in Health Poverty Action-Rwanda Chapter from 2006-2009 and served both junior and senior management positions. Currently he is the African Regional Representative on the IFSW Indigenous Commission. He has also coordinated the implementation of several research projects at the University of Rwanda and has benefited from different lecturer exchange programmes at Tulane University, USA (2011), Makerere University, Uganda (2012), Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria (2012) and Gothenburg University, Sweden (2015).
Charles Rutikanga has been a member of the organizing committees of several international conferences and presented scientific papers in various forums in the African region and around the globe. His research interests include social work, childhood and child protection, youth as well as social development and indigenous practices.