Every year, successful applicants are engaged in readings of a shared set of texts, site visits, lectures and group discussions, to enable them to explore satisfactorily, the themes of genocide, transitional justice, good governance and development and learn skills as global citizens in cross- cultural dialogue, critical thinking, analysis of complex issues and problem solving.

This is guided by the Institute’s theme: What can Rwanda teach the World?

 

Motivated participants came together for this 14-day international workshop. Participants came from different countries of the world. 

At the end of the Peace Building Institute we expect participants to have :

  • A shared understanding and knowledge of Rwanda’s history and the process leading to the genocide committed against the Tutsi and its aftermath consequences.
  • An increased insights and clarity on the concepts of genocide, good governance, development, and transitional justice. 
  •  An increased knowledge and skills for the youths to take the initiative to generate their own momentum as peace builders in their communities. 
  • A broadened understanding of their roles as peace builders in the community at large. 

THE CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF THE PBI PARTICIPANTS

Leadership

Demonstrated active engagement and leadership in the developmental area

Peace-building

Particular interest in the theme of peace building

Language skills

A good command of oral English for Rwandan participants to benefit their experience and learning.

Peace builders

A broader understanding of their roles as peace builders in the community at large

BECOME A GLOBAL PEACE AMBASSADOR

The Peace-Building Institute is a two-week program that brings together Rwandan, regional and international university students and young professionals to study genocide, transitional justice, reconstruction efforts, development and good governance under the theme: “What can Rwanda teach the world?” Since 2010, the Peace-Building Institute (PBI) has trained hundreds of promising young people who have become a part of our global network of responsible leaders and who espouse values of peace and non-violent conflict resolution in their communities, their cities and even their countries.