HIA I Rwanda

Reconciliation after Genocide: Rwanda Study Tour 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 & 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 HIA centers and countries will have to arrange their own flights to Kigali. All participants must have arrived in Kigali by Thursday 28th January 2016. The first meeting will be Friday 29th January at 09.30. The study tour ends Sunday 7th February 2016.

Transportation: It will be in small buses hired by HIA.

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.