Humanity in Action in Rwanda

Reconciliation after Genocide: Rwanda Study Tour 2016

Description from a trip to Rwanda in 2016. 

Two decades ago, Rwanda endured a genocide claiming the lives of 800,000 people – followed by local conflict and more violence. Today Rwanda is internationally recognized for its extraordinary reconciliation process.

But how does a society regain stability and restart development on the back of neighbors killing each other? This study tour from Friday January 29th – Sunday February 7th 2016 looks into the history of the genocide, the reconciliation, and the present course of Rwandan development.

The study tour program includes visits to sites of the genocide, a seminar at the national genocide memorial in Kigali, meetings with Rwandan writers, international diplomats, civil society activists, an excursion to the border of DR Congo with a meeting on the unresolved refugee question, a visit to a special minority the ‘Batwa Pygmies’ and a continuous debate on the fate of Rwanda and its genocide – and much more. A special session, headed by the Polish writer Konstanty Gebert, will reflect on the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide.

Click here to see the draft program

Language of the study tour: English

Humanity in Action arranges the flight transportation from Copenhagen however participants from other Humanity in Action centers and countries will have to arrange their own flights to Kigali.

Transportation: It will be in small buses hired by Humanity in Action.

Accommodation: It will be clean and comfortable in shared double rooms but not extravagant – about ‘three stars’.

Tour leader: Anders Jerichow, Senior Correspondent and Chairman of Humanity in Action, Denmark.

The price from Copenhagen, which includes return flight Copenhagen-Kigali, local transportation, hotel accommodation, breakfast and lunch (excluding alcoholic drinks), all tickets and meetings for 10 days: 16,500 kroner or 2600 US dollars.

The price for individual participants arriving from other countries includes the local transport, hotel accommodation, breakfast and lunch (excluding alcoholic drinks), all tickets and meetings for 10 days: 1.500 Euro or 1600 US dollars. These participants arrange their own flights to Kigali.

Evening meals are not included however it is not expensive.

Vaccinations: This is your individual decision however please check with your doctor.

Registration deadline has passed but there are still availble slots. Contactdenmark@humanityinaction.org

All questions – mark HIA in Rwandadenmark@humanityinaction.org

The study tour will have a maximum of 25 participants and minimum of 14.