Carine Umuhumuza


Carine Umuhumuza is the Associate Director of Communications at Devex. She has launched over a dozen major campaigns in partnership with leading communicators from a range of development agencies, major corporations, NGOs, and social enterprises. Her passion for connecting people and creating impact through stories is homegrown, inherited from her father — a journalist at one of the leading newspapers in Rwanda. Carine got her journalism and storytelling chops at Syracuse University's Newhouse School and moved to D.C. to start her career in social media and digital strategy. Starting her career at the cusp of the social media boom, Carine has a digital-first approach for storytelling and content curation. As the resident social media guru, she's often an early adopter of new tools and techniques for storytelling, mastering them and teaching others how to use them too.

Latest Articles

On Message: Creating community with intention
2 May 2018

Development communicators are eager to build intentional community with their audiences and create genuine spaces that inspire action. To dig deeper into how we can do that, Carine Umuhumuza sat down with development communicators from Malala Fund and Oceana — both nonprofits with engaged and unique online audiences — to find out how to foster a community that is as inspired as it is impactful.

On Message: Promoting progress in the social media era
22 Mar 2018

This is the era of Twitter and Facebook, of following and followers. But for development communicators to reach an audience and make a real impact in the world, they need to lead. Devex launches a new blog on development communications to equip them with the tools and resources to do just that.

How is vision linked to the Global Goals? #Vision4SDGs Twitter chat
10 Jan 2018

Over 2.5 billion people around the world need glasses but don't have access to them. In the era of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is critical that eye health is elevated as an urgent matter within public health. Devex discussed all this and more on Dec. 11 in a Twitter chat sponsored by Essilor.

By 2050, two-thirds of humanity will live in cities. How do we brace for impact?
27 Apr 2017

How are global development leaders moving from commitment to action on creating efficient and resilient cities? Devex hosted a Twitter chat to find out.

Disaster prep and safety nets: How to #BuildResilience in our cities
22 Apr 2017

How can the development community take resilience from buzzword to action? Devex hosted an expert Tweet Chat to find out on the sidelines of this year's World Bank Spring Meetings.

#CareerNavigator Twitter Chat recap
4 Apr 2017

With the development industry growing rapidly, the job market is more competitive than ever. How do professionals stand out from the competition? Devex hosted a Twitter Chat with recruiters to find out.

DevExplains: A flood of ideas for climate-related disaster resilience
30 Nov 2016

With climate change increasing the severity and frequency of flooding events across the globe, the need for new ideas has never been more urgent. We explore some innovative examples of new solutions and partnerships that help build resilience to flooding.

What is human-centered design — and why does it matter?
18 Nov 2016

Is human-centered design a game changer in global development, or just another buzzword? Devex breaks down exactly what it is and why it matters for the global development community — and delves into some of the ways it could help organizations work more efficiently.

4 takeaways from Social Good Summit 2016
20 Sep 2016

Each year, the Social Good Summit convenes development practitioners, NGO heads, celebrities and the private sector to talk about the latest at the intersection of tech and social good. Here are this year's key takeaways.

How to maximize impact of access to medicines
25 Jul 2016

What are the biggest hindrances in the flow of medicines in developing countries? Management Sciences for Health's Dr. Douglas Keene gives Devex the inside track in this #Access2Meds video interview.