Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the République du Burundi/Republika y'uburundi (Female Suffrage 1961)
Former German Colony, 1922-46 League of Nations’ Mandate Territory and United Nations Trust Territory 1946-61, Autonomy 1961, and, independent Monarchy 1962 and a Republic since 1966.

Also see Burundi Heads and Burundi Parliament

1974-87 Minister for Women's Questions Euphrasie Kandeke

1982-87 Minister of Social Affairs Mategeko Caritas

1987-93 Minister of Social Affairs Julie Ngiriye
1991-93 Minister of Labour
Ambassador to Sweden, Denmark, Norway 1993-before 2007.

1987-91 Minister of Family- and Women's Affairs Pia Ndayiragiji

1991-93 Minister of Women's- and Social Affairs Victoire Ndikumana
2010- Minister of
Commerce, Industry, Post and  Tourism

1993-94 Premier Minister Sylvie Kinigi (10.7-6.2.)
1993-94 De-facto Acting President (27.10-5.2)
By her appointment as Premier she was Head of the Economic Planning Office in the President’s Office. During the Civil War the President was killed and she the highest ranking remaining person. After her resignation, she left politics and joined the Burundi’s Commercial Bank. (b. 1952-).

1993-94 Minister of Social Affairs, Human Rights and Women Marguerite Bukuru
1994 Minister of Labour and Civil Service

1994 Minister of Social- and Women's Affairs Emilienne Minani

1994-95 Minister of Civil Service Claudine Matururu
1995-96 Minister of Reintegration and Resettlement of Displaced and Repatriated Persons

1994-96 Minister of Human Rights and Women's Development Marcienne Mujawaha

1996-97 Minister of Reintegration and Resettlement of Displaced and Repatriated Persons Anne Baryhuntura

1996-97 Minister of Public Service Monique Ndakozi

1996-97 Minister of Human Rights, Social Action and Women's Promotion Christina Ruhuza

1998 Minister of the Peace Process Ambroise Niyonsaba

1998-2001 Minister of Women, Welfare and Social Affairs Romaine Ndorimana

Circa 1998-2001 Secretary General of the Government Yacinthe Budomo

2001-05 Minister for Reintegration and Resettlement of Displaced and Repatriated Persons
2005-07 Minister of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender Françoise Ngendahayo
Former Advisor to the Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Gender Issues and Assistance to Victims (b. 1954-)

2001-03 and 2004-05 Minister of Welfare and Women’s Promotion Marie Goeth Goretti Nduwimana
2005-06 Minister of Development Planning and National Reconstruction
2006-07 Minister for Transport, Posts and Telecommunications
Also known as Marie Goreth Nizigama

2001-05 Minister of State in charge of HIV/AIDS Control Genviève Sindabizera

2003-05 Minister of Planning, Development and Reconstruction Seraphine Wakane

2003-04 Minister of Social and Women's Affairs Juliette Icoyitungiye Kavabuha

2005-06 2. Vice-President responsible for Economic and Social Issues Alice Nzomukunda
Secretary General of the Transitional National Assembly 2004-05 and Spokesperson of RAFEBU (Ralliement des associations des Femmes Burundaises) and the League of the Women of CNDD-FDD. She resigned in protest over curruption and lack of progress and was 1. Vice-President of the Asemblée Nationale 2007-08, Leader of the Democratic Alliance for Renewal (ADR) from 2009 and Presidential Candidate in 2010. (b. 1966-).

2005-09 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antoinette Batumubwira
Her husband, Jean-Marie Ngendahayo, was Minister of Foreign Affairs 1993-95 and of Interior in 2005.

2005-07 Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals Clotilde Niragira
2007-09 Minister of Civil Service, Labour and Social Security
2009-11 Minister of Finance
2011- Minister of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender

2005-07 Minister of Land Management, Environment and Tourism Odette Kayitesi
2010- Minister of Agriculture and Catlle

2005-06 Minister at the Presidency in charge of AIDS Dr Triphonie Nkurunziza
2006-07 Minister of the Public Health

2005-06 Minister of Commerce and Industry Denise Sinankwa
2006-07 Minister of Finance

2006-07 2. Vice-President Marina Barampama
Secretary General of the Women's Leauge of the Cndd-fdd Party from 2006. Fired by the president after 6 months in office because of political differences.

2007-09 Minister of Finance, Cooperation and Development Clotilde Nizigama
2011- Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

2007 Minister of Commerce and Industry Estella Nicayenzi

2007-09 Minister of Communication, Relations with Parliament, Good Governance and Government Spokesperson Hafsa Mossi
2009-10 Minister of Regional Integration and East African Community Affairs
2010-15 Minister at the Presidency charged with the East African Community
President Nkurunziza's former spokesperson. She was assasinated in 2016.

2007-10 Minister of National Solidarity, Repatriation, Social Re-integration, National Reconstruction Immaculée Nahayo
2007-09 Minister of Human Rights and Gender
2010-11 Minister of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender
Also known as Mamma Imakukata, she is former Treasurer of Conseil national pour la defense de la démocratie-Forces pour la defense de la démocratie (CNDD-FDD). 2005-07 President of the l’Assemblée Nationale. The widow of the former Minister of the Interior, Simon Nyandwi, she is mother of 6 children. (b. 1948-).

2007 Minister of Health Dr. Rose Gahiro

2007-10 Minister of  Commerce, Industry and Tourisme Euphrasie Bigirimana
Secretary General of Frodebu.

2007-09 Vice-Minister charged with the fight against AIDS
Spéciose Baransata
2009- Minister charged with the fight against AIDS

2007-09 Vice-Minister charged with Human Rights and Gender Rose Nduwayo
2009-10 Minister of Human Rights and Gender

2009-15 Minister of Civil Service, Labour and Social Security Anonciate Sendazirasa

2009-10 Minister of Vocational Training and Alphabetisation Dr Rose Gahiru

2010-15 Minister of Justice and Gardian of the Seals Ancille Ntakaburimvo  
Named President of the Supreme Court in 2006

2010-15 Minister of Public Health and the Fight Against Aids Sabine Ntakarutimana  

2010-15 Minister of Telecommunications, Information, Communication and the Relations with the Parliament Concilie Nibigira  

2014-15 Minister of Trade, Industry, Post and Tourism Marie-Rose Nizigiyimana

2015 Minister of Trade, Industry, Post and Tourism Irina Inantore

2015- Minister of the Presidency charged with the East African Community Léontine Nzeyimana

2015- Minister of Justice and Guardian of the Seals Aimée Laurentine Kanyana

2015- Minister of Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS Josiane Nijimbere

2015- Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Janivère Ndirahisha

2015- Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Pélate Niyonkuru

2015- Minister of Municipal Development Jeanne d'Arc Kagayo


 
Last update 27.07.16