Hormisdas Ndayishimiye was born in Rwanda and became member of the Rogationist Religious Community for four years. He studied Philosophy at Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Italy; Theology at St.Thomas Institute of Theology in Messina, Italy and Social Sciences at Pontifical University of St.Thomas Aquinas in Roma, Italy. He lost most of his family during the 1994 genocide when he was in Italy. Six years later he returned to Rwanda and began work for University Teaching Hospital in Butare as Liaison Officer and Social Service Manager. Today, he is an independent researcher, member of Global Ethics Network and member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network. Hormisdas lives in Butare, with his wife Marie-Claire and two children, Davina and Anaïs.