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The Path to Peace is Possible

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 […]

February 24th, 2017|Peace education|0 Comments

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

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 […]

February 23rd, 2017|Memorial, Peace education, Research|0 Comments

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

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 […]

February 23rd, 2017|Peace education|0 Comments

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

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 […]

February 22nd, 2017|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy, Research|0 Comments

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

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 […]

February 21st, 2017|Memorial, Peace education, Research|0 Comments

Aegis and UK Aid assemble global experts for peace education conference in Rwanda

Over the next three days, the Aegis Trust is bringing together 100 local and international experts in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss the role of peace education in preventing conflict and mass atrocity. The conference is funded by the UK Government (through the Department for International Development) and is part of the Aegis Trust’s decade-long work […]

February 19th, 2017|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy, Research|0 Comments

Sir John Hurt remembered by genocide survivors in Rwanda

Sir John Hurt, one of the UK’s best-known actors, has passed away aged 77 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. From his screen debut in 1962, the BAFTA-winning actor took on a diverse array of roles, appearing in over 120 films – not counting his many stage and television appearances. He was working right […]

January 28th, 2017|Comment, Memorial|0 Comments

Aegis calls for effective UK Genocide Prevention Centre as Government announces plan to build Holocaust Memorial in Westminster

Today, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, the UK government plans to unveil the finalists’ designs for the new UK Holocaust Memorial, to be built next to Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Aegis Trust welcomes the planned establishment of the memorial – a project begun by former Prime Minister David Cameron which led to the founding of the […]

January 26th, 2017|APPG Genocide Prevention|0 Comments

Results of Aegis Trust second call for research proposals announced

28 Sept 2015 – The Aegis Trust has announced the selection of twelve research proposals to receive funding as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) Department, supported by the UK’s Department for International Development. A selection panel comprising academics from the UK and Rwanda chose from a competitive field of 120 research […]

October 9th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Join British record-breakers on UK ‘Walk for Peace’ torch relay

Starting at the Great North Run on 13 September, record-breaking ultra runners Rob Young and Adam ‘Tango’ Holland are going to relay a ‘torch for humanity’ as part of the international Champions Walk for Peace through over 400 cities, towns and villages around the UK, covering 1900 miles and climbing 75,000 feet in just 25 days.

Holland […]

September 4th, 2015|Outreach|0 Comments