We began working in Rwanda in 2006 as part of our broader Great Lakes strategy to bring solutions to regional and national conflicts in the area, while promoting greater cooperation and understanding across borders. Regionally, we aim to foster inter-youth dialogue on different issues affecting the Great Lakes, while our numerous national projects range from youth radio talk shows to participatory theater dealing with land tenure conflicts. In 2008, we opened a field office in Kigali to follow more closely our projects on the ground.

Our work in Rwanda has two main objectives: to promote constructive and collaborative dialogue within Rwanda and the wider Great Lakes region, and to reinforce media capacity to address conflict issues with accuracy, impartiality, and responsibility.

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Boniface Mudenge, the genocide survivor who is healing Rwanda - Boniface Mudenge is a small farmer and a contemporary peacebuilding legend in Rwanda.

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Media As A Force For Change -

Media is a crucial player in conflict situations capable of both inciting violence and catalyzing positive change. Search is a recognized pioneer in using media to promote peace and stability in conflict-ridden communities.

Terre D’Entente: Citizen Participation in Land Mediation in the Great Lakes - We are connecting citizens, mediators, civil society, and governments to find collaborative ways to solve land conflict in Burundi, Rwanda, and the DRC.
Capacity Building for the Media - Historically, the media have played a powerful role in Rwandan politics and society – both as a catalyst for peace and as a platform for encouraging massive violence. The most common form of media outlet in Rwanda is the radio, commonly found in every household . 68% of […]




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Rebecca Besant

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