Commitment to Action

Uruvugiro - Reinforcing Lasting Peace in Rwanda

Commitment by

International Peacebuilding Alliance (Interpeace), Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace

In 1994 nearly one million Tutsi and moderate Hutu were murdered in 100 days. 15 years later, Rwandans continue to deal with the difficult past as they rebuild their future; this takes strength, courage and determination from all involved. Rwandans representing all groups and sectors of society are being brought together to discuss the obstacles to peace, how to end the cycle of violence and agree what needs to be put in place to lay solid foundations for peace that will last. Since 2006, following a commitment of $580,000 over 3 years, Interpeace's local partner in Rwanda, the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), has consolidated its peacebuilding work in the country by establishing 'Uruvugiro' - permanent forums for debate at the local, provincial and national levels; these forums engage Rwandans in facilitated dialogue to develop consensus-based solutions that address the most pressing problems of rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda.

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Commitment

Uruvugiro - Reinforcing Lasting Peace in Rwanda

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$580,000

Region

Africa

Countries

RWANDA

Commitment by

International Peacebuilding Alliance (Interpeace), Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace