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Rwanda genocide commemoration: British High Commission and Aegis Trust

April 18th, 2017|

On 12 April at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the British High Commission and Aegis Trust commemorated the Genocide against the Tutsi. The UK Government was represented by the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, William Gelling, the Head of DFID Rwanda, Sally Waples, and staff from the British High Commission and British Council. The Aegis Trust […]

Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts 23rd Genocide Commemoration

April 7th, 2017|

The Kigali Genocide Memorial will today host the 23rd Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. More than 400 guests including international leaders, dignitaries, survivors and their families and representatives of survivor organisations will attend today’s ceremony.

As part of the commemoration, the Guests of Honour will lay wreaths on the burial place and […]

Rwandan researchers commit to take findings to policy makers and the public

April 3rd, 2017|

The Aegis Trust capacity-building workshop for Rwandan researchers has come to a close with participants committing to engage more critically with one another’s work.

The workshop, which is part of Aegis’ Research, Policy and Higher Education programme, discussed the best approaches for conducting quality research as well as how to make their findings accessible to academic […]

Aegis empowers Rwandan researchers to take lessons to the World

March 29th, 2017|

The Aegis Trust is holding a two-day capacity-building workshop to support Rwandan researchers to share their knowledge and experience with the World. Themed ‘Research Methodologies, Publication, Dissemination and Uptake’, the workshop is being attended by researchers, academics, policy-makers and practitioners and is taking place at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School 28-29 March 2017.
During […]

Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day Three 

March 23rd, 2017|

The Aegis Trust and King’s College London (KCL) conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda concluded with the development of a roadmap to improve the quality of archiving in Rwanda as well as access to existing and future digital archives. 
Professor Sheila Anderson and Dr. Mark Hughes from KCL had the unenviable task of […]

Genocide and the church: Pope’s call for forgiveness welcomed

March 23rd, 2017|

Receiving Rwanda’s President in the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis expressed ‘profound sadness’ over the genocide against the Tutsi and ‘implored anew God’s forgiveness for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, among whom priests, and religious men and women who succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission’ […]

Digital Archives, Memory & Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day Two

March 23rd, 2017|

The second day of the Aegis Trust and King’s College London (KCL) conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda continued with discussions on four subtopics: Memory and Memorialisation, Education and Peace Building, Social Justice and Inclusivity, and Capacity Building and the Digital Economy.
Professor Sheila Anderson, Head of the Digital Humanities Department at KCL, […]

Digital Archives, Memory & Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day One

March 22nd, 2017|

The Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda conference, organised by the Aegis Trust in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is underway at the Marriot Hotel in Kigali. The first day of the three-day conference included four expert panels and two fascinating keynote speeches.

The conference has been made […]

Memory in the digital age: King’s College London and the Aegis Trust hold conference in Rwanda

March 21st, 2017|

The King’s College London Digital Humanities Department and the Aegis Trust have brought together academic, private and public sector stakeholders from Rwanda and abroad to explore the implications, impact and transformative effects of digital archives and digitisation processes in understanding the genocide against the Tutsi and post-genocide reconstruction as well as supporting the country’s development.

The […]

The Path to Peace is Possible

February 24th, 2017|

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 […]