Ms. Lucy Mbabazi

Head of Africa Advocacy and Partnerships, Better Than Cash Alliance

Nshuti passionately champions digital financial inclusion for all Africans and inspires African girls to choose STEM careers.

Currently, Nshuti serves as Lead of Africa Policy, Advocacy, and Partnerships at the United Nations Better Than Cash Alliance, working to ensure digital payments, a critical digital public infrastructure are a part of the continental and regional agenda to deepen financial inclusion for the success of the One Africa Market (AfCFTA).

Before joining the United Nations, Nshuti served as Ecobank Group Manager, Push Payments & Merchant Acquiring, leading the development and deployment of payment solutions for entrepreneurs in 33 African countries, Visa Inc. Country Manager Rwanda, Burundi, and Malawi, and Rwanda Development Board IT Department Strategy and Policy Advisor, where she led the development of Rwanda’s National ICT Plan 2011 – 2015.

Nshuti is notably President Emeritus of Girls in ICT Rwanda, which is inspiring Rwanda and Africa’s girls to choose STEM careers; served as Board Chair Emeritus of LéO Africa Institute, which is nurturing Young and Emerging Leaders across Africa; Non-Executive Director of BBOXX Rwanda Board; Board Chair Rwanda Internet Community Association (RICTA), and Board Member Maranyundo Girls Initiative.

Nshuti holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Management from Laroche University.