Joseph Karama is the conservation education manager for the Karisoke™ Research Center. He develops content for and conducts conservation education programs for the community adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, for park guards, and for university students taking field courses or conducting research at Karisoke as well as in local primary and secondary schools.
He is also a freelance environmental journalist, and was formerly vice-mayor in charge of youth for the Umutara Municipality and an assistant in the University of Rwanda’s legal clinic. Karama earned a post-graduate diploma in environmental journalism and communication from Makerere University, Kampala (Uganda) and a Bachelor’s Degree in law from the National University of Rwanda, Butare (Rwanda).
He is author of “An analysis of the legal framework for bio-prospecting in Rwanda in light of the convention of biological diversity” (Butare, 2006) and "The role of communication in community conservation: A case of Akagera National Park" (Makerere, 2007).