Peace champions Uganda

Education for sustainable Peace

15 November, starting at 15.00 CET (register here)

This webinar will focus on the importance of peace education for sustainable peace and provide examples from Rwanda. This webinar will be given by our member Aegis Trust. 

The Aegis Trust has developed a successful model for peace education in Rwanda, supporting tens of thousands of young people across the country with the knowledge and skills to overcome the legacy of  genocide.

Peace education started as a pilot in 2008 at Kigali Genocide Memorial. A participatory and interactive methodology, where participants learn by doing, is central to Aegis’ peace education programme. In 2013-16 the programme expanded to cover 22 districts, through the Aegis-led Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP) and the Genocide Research and Reconciliation Programme (GRRP).  

The three-year project ended with a big achievement: Peace and Values Education was infused in the Rwandan school curriculum. Teachers were trained and given the required printed teaching and learning materials (teacher guide and model lesson plans). To support the face to face work done with teachers, youth and the community at large, a digital platform dubbed “Ubumuntu Digital Platform” was created to take further Peace Education content and methodology in a more interactive and creative way.

Who can participate? Anyone interested in peace education can join us for these webinars. Register to join!

What language will the webinar be delivered in? In English. 

What technology do I need to be able to view the webinar? We will be using Zoom for the webinar.

How do I register to the webinar? To view the webinars, you must first register here 

Date & time: 15 November 2019, Starting at 15.00 CET 

About Anita Kayirangwa

Anita is the Director of Programmes for Aegis Rwanda. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management (MsM) where she specialized in Project Management; she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Management Analysis. After almost ten years in capacity building in different organisations including the National Capacity Building Secretariat in Rwanda, she chose to dedicate her skills and knowledge to Peace Building. Before she became Director of Programmes, Anita served as Programme Manager for Rwanda Peace Education Programme, a program led by Aegis Trust which seeks to promote “behavioural change” and prevent the reoccurrence of mass atrocities like Genocide. It is this programme that drove the process to have “Peace and Values Education” included in the national curriculum.

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