Benefique is employed as an Environmental Research and Development Officer at the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). He is main tasks are to analyze research gaps and identify opportunities for new research studies in terms of environmental management focused on sustainable development and poverty reduction. He obtained a BSc. in Agro-Environmental program with specialization in Soil Sciences and Environmental Management from the National University of Rwanda. He began his professional career at Ministry of Agriculture and Animal resources in Rwanda as an Agro-Environmentalist where he was responsible for promoting environmentally friendly agricultural practices and bringing together concepts and methods from agro-ecology at the community level before joining REMA.