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Aegis funds 12 peacebuilding studies by Rwandan researchers

The Aegis Trust has announced the selection of twelve research proposals to receive funding as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) programme, 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 171 research proposals responding to the [...]

2015-10-02T07:16:30+01:00March 12th, 2015|Documentation, Peace education|0 Comments

‘Action for CAR’ campaigners meet UK MPs

On the 23 February a delegation from the Action for CAR Campaign ( visited Parliament. The campaigners met with Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose who founded and chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on International Freedom of Religion or Belief and Stephen Twigg MP, who chairs the APPG for the Prevention of [...]

Call for Proposals by Rwandan Researchers

14 Jan 2015 - The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce a call for proposals by Rwandan researchers, as part of its new programme on Research, Higher Education and Policy, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID). The deadline for research proposals is 6 February 2015 and proposals should be no longer than [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00January 14th, 2015|Documentation, Peace education, Students|0 Comments

Belgian Deputy PM visits Kigali Genocide Memorial, notes potential for partnership

Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, together with Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, yesterday concluded two days in Rwanda with a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. During a tour of the Genocide Archive Rwanda at the Memorial with Yves Kamuronsi, the Aegis Trust’s Deputy Director in Rwanda, Reynders viewed [...]

CNLG and Aegis Trust announce plan to preserve Gacaca Archives: World’s largest collection on transitional justice

At a high level consultation in Kigali, Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) in partnership with Aegis Trust today unveiled a plan to preserve, digitise and make accessible the documents and audiovisual files created through the Gacaca Courts – including 8,000 recordings and an incredible sixty million pages of documentation. The plan [...]

2015-10-02T07:17:53+01:00December 11th, 2014|Documentation|0 Comments

Peace education to enter Rwanda’s National Curriculum

Speaking yesterday at a forum of education stakeholders hosted by the Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP) – a multi-organisation partnership led by the Aegis Trust – Dr Joyce Musabe, the deputy director-general in charge of curriculum and pedagogical materials at the Rwanda Education Board, announced that peace education has been added to Rwanda’s new education [...]

2015-10-02T07:18:17+01:00December 10th, 2014|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Students to seek ‘Action For C.A.R.’ in 2015

On Sunday 14 December, students from across the UK gathered at the Weiner Library in Central London to attend the Aegis Students National Conference. Over 30 students from seven different universities spent the day discussing and debating ideas and strategies for the 2015 student-led campaign ‘Action for C.A.R.’ Despite over 5000 people being killed in [...]

2015-10-02T07:18:30+01:00December 1st, 2014|Outreach, Students|0 Comments

Case made in Westminster for supporting peace in Central African Republic

Stephen Twigg MP raised concerns in Westminster yesterday about the ongoing situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Twigg is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, the secretariat for which is provided by the Aegis Trust. An Aegis delegation recently met with faith leaders, the [...]

Raleigh prize for Aegis Citycard Cycles Challenge goes to aid worker in Central African Republic

After raising almost $2,000 in sponsorship for an incredible 100km ride with the Central African Republic’s national cycling team through the streets of Bangui, the country’s war-torn capital, development worker David de Armey (pictured, left) has won the draw for the top prize in the 2014 Aegis Citycard Cycles Challenge – a Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00October 16th, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

Former UN Sudan chief finds the Nuba bombed and forgotten – yet still resisting destruction

Back from his latest visit to Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, where he encountered impassable roads planted with anti-tank mines and witnessed the terrifying effects of a Government air attack on Farandalla Hospital, Dr Mukesh Kapila – the Aegis Trust’s Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity – says that although deeply disturbed by what he witnessed, he’s [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00October 10th, 2014|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments