Peace education

Speech of the Swedish Ambassador to Rwanda, Honorable Jenny Ohlsson at the launch of Karongi Peace School

I am truly honoured to be here today at the launch of Karongi Peace School. We started this journey with our partner Aegis Trust in 2013, when Sweden agreed to fully fund the Rwanda Peace Education Programme. It has been identified that there was a lack of understanding amongst students and teachers like about the […]

November 2nd, 2017|Peace education, Speeches|0 Comments

Aegis launches Karongi Peace School, a Resource Centre for Peace Education in Rwanda

Aegis Trust and partners yesterday launched Karongi Peace School, a resource centre for peace education in the Western Province of Rwanda. The Karongi Peace School is a centre dedicated for training and events on peace education for formal Educators (teachers), informal Educators (parents), Youth and other community members, as well as Decision-makers and Researchers.

Freddy Mutanguha, […]

November 2nd, 2017|Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis equips parents with skills for informal peace education

Rwandan parents are being equipped to play an active role in informal peace education as part of the Aegis Trust’s Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda (ESPR), a programme designed to improve the delivery of peace and values education and support its implementation as part of the newly adopted national schools curriculum. During September , […]

October 20th, 2017|Peace education|0 Comments

Can peace-building education build resilience against identity based violence and mass atrocities?

Can large-scale violence be prevented in communities at risk through education involving direct engagement of survivors of past atrocities? UK-based Aegis Trust shares lessons learned and progress in seeking to measure impact of peace education work.

At the UCL Institute of Education on Thursday night, Mariana Goetz – Head of Programmes & Learning at the Aegis […]

October 17th, 2017|Peace education, Research|0 Comments

Peace Education Colloquium Report

A three-day Colloquium in Kigali in February brought together academics and practitioners in and around the field of peace education to share concepts, methods and means of measuring impact, contributing to a stronger evidence base for the effectiveness of peace education. The Colloquium report has now been published.
You can download it here: 
Building Resilience to Genocide through Peace […]

June 14th, 2017|Peace education, Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

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