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Aegis launches Research, Policy & Higher Education programme in Kigali

The Aegis Trust today launched its newly created Research, Policy & Higher Education Department (RPHE) at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali. The RPHE is supported by the UK’s Department for International Development under the Genocide, Research and Reconciliation Programme. The goal of the department is to inform policy and practice on peacebuilding and genocide prevention in Rwanda [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Rwanda Peace Education Programme launched in Rwamagana

Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP) partners, local authorities and communities gathered yesterday, April 23rd to launch the peace building programme in Rwamagana, Eastern Province at Avega Centre d’Accueil. Local leaders, including the Eastern Province Governor, Hon. Odette Uwamariya’s delegate, the Rwamagana District Mayor, Mr. Nehemie Uwimana gathered with other local authorities including the District Education Officer, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 24th, 2014|Peace education|0 Comments

What should Holocaust education be in 50 years? Exploring Cameron’s question at the National Holocaust Centre

31 Jan 14 - Speaking at the National Holocaust Centre to an audience of survivors, school children, educators and supporters on Tuesday this week at a special event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Dr James Smith CBE - Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust and President of the Holocaust Centre - helped to set the [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00January 31st, 2014|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

National Holocaust Centre and Aegis Trust to take part in Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission

    27 Jan 14 - Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, Prime Minister David Cameron today launched a Commission to investigate possible further measures for Holocaust remembrance and education in the UK. Members of the Commission will include actress Helena Bonham Carter, broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, alongside senior cross-party representation from Ed Balls, Michael [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00January 27th, 2014|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Sweden to fund $6.8m three-year peace-building programme in Rwanda

14 June 2013 - The Swedish Embassy in Rwanda today announced funding for an ambitious new Rwanda-wide peace-building programme. The Rwanda Peace Education Programme is designed to counter behavioural risk factors for genocide by promoting social cohesion, pluralism, personal responsibility, empathy, critical thinking and action to build a more peaceful society. Centring on a mobile [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00June 14th, 2013|Peace education|0 Comments