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Global Britain: UK’s role in Atrocity Prevention Post Brexit

August 10th, 2017|

Having newly reconstituted for the 2017 Parliament, the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity is holding an event at the start of the new parliamentary session by invitation (details below). If you would like an invitation for the event, please email appg@aegistrust.org.
Panel Discussion:
• Alison McGovern, MP & Tom Tugendhat, MP – The […]

APPG Genocide Prevention: Meeting Minutes 19 July 2017

July 20th, 2017|

Minutes of Inaugural Meeting 19 July 2017. 11.00

Alison McGovern MP (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat MP (Conservative) and Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative) continue to serve as Co-Chairs of the APPG.

The Group name was amended to “APPG on Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity”. Current aims of the group were confirmed, as well as its thematic […]

A Tribute to Jacqueline Uwantege

July 3rd, 2017|

The Aegis Trust is deeply saddened that Jacqueline Uwantege, our Psychological Support Officer in Rwanda, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Jacqueline provided immense support to the Kigali Genocide Memorial when it first opened in 2004 and officially began working at the memorial in 2008. Affectionately known as Mama Jacky, she provided counselling […]

Peace Education Colloquium Report

June 14th, 2017|

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 […]

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’ […]