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Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day Three 

March 23rd, 2017|

The Aegis Trust and King’s College London (KCL) conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda concluded with the development of a roadmap to improve the quality of archiving in Rwanda as well as access to existing and future digital archives. 
Professor Sheila Anderson and Dr. Mark Hughes from KCL had the unenviable task of […]

Genocide and the church: Pope’s call for forgiveness welcomed

March 23rd, 2017|

Receiving Rwanda’s President in the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis expressed ‘profound sadness’ over the genocide against the Tutsi and ‘implored anew God’s forgiveness for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, among whom priests, and religious men and women who succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission’ […]

Digital Archives, Memory & Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day Two

March 23rd, 2017|

The second day of the Aegis Trust and King’s College London (KCL) conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda continued with discussions on four subtopics: Memory and Memorialisation, Education and Peace Building, Social Justice and Inclusivity, and Capacity Building and the Digital Economy.
Professor Sheila Anderson, Head of the Digital Humanities Department at KCL, […]

Digital Archives, Memory & Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day One

March 22nd, 2017|

The Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda conference, organised by the Aegis Trust in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is underway at the Marriot Hotel in Kigali. The first day of the three-day conference included four expert panels and two fascinating keynote speeches.

The conference has been made […]

Memory in the digital age: King’s College London and the Aegis Trust hold conference in Rwanda

March 21st, 2017|

The King’s College London Digital Humanities Department and the Aegis Trust have brought together academic, private and public sector stakeholders from Rwanda and abroad to explore the implications, impact and transformative effects of digital archives and digitisation processes in understanding the genocide against the Tutsi and post-genocide reconstruction as well as supporting the country’s development.

The […]

The Path to Peace is Possible

February 24th, 2017|

Insights from Aegis Trust Programmes Director, Anita Kayirangwa:

Over the last week in Kigali, more than 100 experts from Rwanda and around the world met to examine best practice peace education. Throughout the three days of intense debate and discussion, participants heard from a wide variety of speakers who shared insights into what kind of peace […]

Aegis Peace Education Colloquium concludes with commitment to partnership and best practice

February 23rd, 2017|

On the last day of the Aegis Trust Peace Education colloquium at the Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday, participants committed to working together to ensure their peace building policies and practices are informed by the latest research, measurable, and have a lasting impact on the communities they aim to benefit.

The first plenary of the day examined […]

Minister launches new Aegis programme, Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda

February 23rd, 2017|

The Aegis Trust’s new programme ‘Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda’ (ESPR) was formally launched Monday by Isaac Munyakazi, Rwanda’s State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, on the first day of Aegis’ peace education colloquium at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (full text of the Minister’s speech follows this article).

The programme will improve the delivery […]

Day Two Recap: Aegis Peace Education Colloquium, Kigali Genocide Memorial

February 22nd, 2017|

The second day of the Aegis Trust’s three-day Peace Education colloquium began with a panel on different tools to deliver peace education content in Rwanda. The key question for discussion was how to identify the right teaching and learning tools for the right context.

Panellist Dr Joyce Musabe, Deputy Director-General in charge of curriculum and pedagogical […]

Day One Recap: Aegis Peace Education Colloquium, Kigali Genocide Memorial

February 21st, 2017|

The three-day Aegis Trust Peace Education colloquium began yesterday with a focus on the importance of investing in peace. Funded by the UK Government, the conference has assembled more than 100 local and international experts to discuss the role of peace education in preventing conflict and mass atrocity. It is part of Aegis’ worldwide efforts to […]