Willy Irakoze was born in 1982 in Burundi. After his training as an Agronomist Engineer at the University of Burundi, he left for Belgium to pursue his Master’s degree in bioengineering sciences at the Catholic University of Louvain where he obtained a masters degree in plant pathology. From 2015 to 2019, he followed a doctoral training at the Catholic University of Louvain where he obtained a PhD in bioengineering sciences. Willy Irakoze has worked in several research and development projects focused on the promotion of food security in East Africa as well as on the design and monitoring of development initiatives for peasant communities. He created as an association of young Burundian researchers and a confederation of organic coffee producers in Burundi. Currently, he is a Lecturer-Researcher at the University of Burundi.