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About / NjordFrey provide high-yield aquaponic farming solutions to smallholder farmers, to significantly increase growth while being sustainable.

Principle Pillars / NjordFrey operates under three guiding pillars to deliver its mission;

  1. Sustainability - Ensuring our products are environmentally friendly and our business model is self sustaining without public funding.

  2. Scalability - Allowing farmers to reinvest and continually grow their yield while as we continue to scale our organisation to maximise impact.

  3. Independence - Working to give farmers the tools and training necessary to provide agency.

Team / The individuals that make this possible:

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OPEN POSITION
AQUAPONIC FARM OFFICER

We are looking for a Farm Officer to develop and run our aquaponic farm in Kayonza. It offers an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative area that has mass scale potential. If you are interested in finding out more and applying for the role, please visit Jobs In Rwanda.

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Kayonza Team
 
CARETAKERS

At our Kayonza Farm, we have a young and enthusiastic group of staff that support our Farm Officer to manage our farm production 24/7. We are building up their capacity in data collection to support field trials and R&D projects on the farm. 

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OPEN POSITION
CONSTRUCTION OFFICER

We are looking for a Construction Officer to support the expansion of our aquaponic farm site and future farms across Rwanda. Please see Jobs in Rwanda to apply for this position here

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ALAIN NIYONSHUTI
SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER

Alain has a BSc (Hon) in Civil Engineering from University of Rwanda with experience in engineering, consulting, design and logistics/sales within Rwanda. With his years of experience Alain will help increase design efficiency, reduce cost and ensure we scale with control.

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FLORENCE UWINEMA  
FINANCIAL OFFICER

Florence has completed her Major in Mass Communications and developed years of experience in the start up and finance sector. In this role, Florence will manage company and farm finances in country and continually develop our farmer outgrower business model.

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OPEN POSITION  FUNDRAISING MANAGER

As a social enterprise, delivering impact against many of the SDG's, we are seeking a Fundraising Manager that can unlock grants available in the sector to support our R&D and scale up. The job description here provides more detail and if you are interested then please go to our contact page.

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OPEN POSITION
COMMUNICATION OFFICER 

We are looking for a communication officer to raise the profile of NjordFrey and ensure our progress and product offering is being shared with all our important stakeholders.

If you are interested in this role then please contact us.

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LARS HEDEDAM
Co-Founder

Lars has worked in the food industry for 15 years, with both large companies, restaurants and start-ups.  Graduating from Roskilde University, Denmark with a Bachelor in International Development Studies and a Masters in Global studies. 

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FAISAL RAZZAQ
BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Faisal is a Chartered engineer (IET) with 13+ years of delivery experience in large scale international energy and agriculture projects. Graduating from Strathclyde University, UK with a Masters in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. 

Advisory Board / 

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PANTEA LOTFIAN

As founder and Director of Camrosh, a boutique consultancy firm, Pantea has great experience within business strategy and development. Additionally, Pantea is a mentor and alumni of Cambridge Judge business school. 

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Dr Paul Rye Kledal

Dr. Paul Rye Kledal has 20 years of professional experience as an agricultural economist specialised in Environmental economics (MSc) & international development/PhD, providing evidence based data analysis and policy advice within aquaculture, aquaponics and the organic agriculture sector. His work includes working with Ministries, FAO and international development agencies.

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Shena Clair Georgina Rasmussen

Studying a Masters in Political Science at Roskilde University, Denmark, Shena has more than 7 years experience in project management, and as a consultant developing and implementing educational, labour and social polices. 

Shena has worked as a Consultant/PM for Denmarks largest TVET school, and with Rmaboll Management Consulting as a Consultant.

Shena is currently working with Vanguard. 

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Julie Green

Julie’s work in gender and inclusion spans over 10 years in East Africa and the United States. Julie has a depth of experience in developing and low income contexts with specific focus on women and girl’s empowerment, education, social and economic inclusion, leadership development, GBV, and health access. Julie is a social entrepreneur and holds an MBA from Oxford University.

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Camilla Dolberg Schmidt

Camilla studied Politics and Economics at Copenhagen University. With a diverse career in project management, teaching, management consultancy, food analyst, and social change projects, Camilla now works as a Project Manager for Østifterne

Awards / 

We are pleased to announce our efforts have been recognised by the following awards. Please also see our Partner page for a list of the Accelerators we have taken part in:

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We were selected as the East African Start Up winner for the Agritech Category in 2023

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We were selected one of the top 15 Climate Tech winners of the VivaTech Afritech Awards 2023

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We won two industry awards, Food Sustainability & Social Impact, at the MassChallenge Summit 2023.

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