Aegis informs Rwandan training of teacher trainers in peace education

Rwanda’s Ministry of Education last week commenced training its teacher trainers in delivery of the peace education component of the new national Schools Curriculum. The brainchild of the team at the Aegis-led Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP), this has been developed in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Board (REB) and sees peace education integrated [...]

CNLG and Aegis Trust work together to preserve the memory of the genocide

This week marks the 21st Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is an important time to remember the victims, support survivors and ensure never again is a reality. Collecting testimonies, preserving evidence and enabling research and learning about the genocide contributes to our duty to remember. In this effort, Rwanda’s National Commission for [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 9th, 2015|Documentation, Memorial, Peace education|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 [...]

CAR Faith leaders at Kigali conference praise Rwandan example and warn of dangers for their own country today

A two-day “Global Peace Builders Conference” organised by Faith-based organisations, the Aegis Trust, Rwanda Youth Action Network and Rwanda Civil Society Platform brought together religious leaders from the Central African Republic and youth leaders from South Sudan, as well as Rwandan peace builders, in Kigali over the 7th and 8th of August. The delegation from [...]

Norway’s PM calls for more international action to prevent mass atrocities

LawsonThe Prime Minister of Norway visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 3 July whilst in Rwanda as part of a regional visit to South Africa and Malawi to promote education and equal access to education for boys and girls. Together with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister Solberg co-chairs the United Nations Millennium [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00July 4th, 2014|Memorial, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

UK International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone visits Ntarama Genocide Memorial Site

Lynne Featherstone yesterday laid a wreath at the Ntarama Memorial Site to commemorate the genocide as part of a three day visit to Rwanda. While at Ntarama, which is in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, she met with representatives from the Aegis Trust who provided a tour of the site and gave her an account of what [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Memorial|0 Comments

Live drama ‘Unexplored Interior’ links New York & Kigali online

As part of events to mark the 20th commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 'Unexplored Interior' - a new play by actor and writer Jay O. Sanders, in the making since he first visited Rwanda during the 10th commemoration in 2004 - will receive a live concert reading midday EST today at [...]

2015-10-02T07:23:08+01:00May 11th, 2014|Memorial|0 Comments

Swedish Finance Minister urges international community to build societies where genocide cannot be repeated

26 Feb 2014 - Visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial today ahead of the 20th commemoration of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Sweden’s Finance Minister Anders Borg paid respects to the victims of the genocide – some 250,000 of whom are buried at the Memorial – and called on the international community to build societies [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00February 27th, 2014|Memorial, Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Official Launch of Kwibuka20 at Kigali Genocide Memorial

7 Jan 2014 - Today marked the beginning of a series of events leading up to the commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. Aegis Trust, responsible for the management of the Kigali Genocide Memorial together with international partners works alongside CNLG to coordinate some of the commemoration events as part of the efforts to [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00January 7th, 2014|Memorial|0 Comments

Mount Kenya University hosts Kenyan MPs visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial

9th Oct 2013 – The Kenyan Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Technology today visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial during a visit to Rwanda hosted by Mount Kenya University, an institution with campuses in both Rwanda and Kenya. The Committee, comprising over 20 MPs, laid wreaths at mass graves adjacent to the Memorial, where some [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00October 9th, 2013|Memorial, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments