Senator Evelyne Butoyi
- Committee Member
Hon Evelyne BUTOYI is a member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP); Rapporteur of PAP’s Central African Caucus and elected Senator of the Parliament of Burundi, from Bujumbura constituency.
Hon Butoyi began her career in early 2000 as an intern in the Burundian Ministry of External Relations and Co-operation at a time of great social and political change. Since then, she has worked across a wide range of sectors within community development, retaining a keen interest in issues of inequality and its link to underdevelopment.
A veteran journalist by profession, Hon Butoyi served a variety of national and international media organisations in Burundi for close to a decade - filling senior positions, including senior political editor Tanganyika–Infos and Le Renouveau News Papers respectively.
She was adviser at the Press, Information and Communication Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Burundi, and later an adviser at the Service of the Spokesperson for the President of Burundi.
Since 2015, she has been facilitating and sustaining an effective network of collaboration within the Burundian Parliament in priority areas including peace, reconciliation and dialogue between civil societies and the government.
A member of the legal representation, at the Commissioner-General responsible for Communication and Supervision of the Diaspora, she has travelled and published widely on the Burundi political situation.
She is Chairperson of the Decentralization Committee in the Burundi Parliament, and holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Burundi.