Call for applications for Aegis Trust Rwanda Short Course

Aegis Trust, is organizing a short course on “Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Actors, Causes and Responses”. The five-day course will feature: (1) lectures to be delivered by Rwandan and non-Rwandan academics and practitioners; (2) facilitated experience-sharing and, (3) field visits. The Aegis Trust invites academics, teachers, trainers, policymakers and practitioners to apply for the short course. To apply, fill the form below or send an email to with two attachments: a CV and a motivation statement not longer than one A4 page, explaining the reasons for applying and the expected benefits of the course for you and/or your work.

There is a maximum of 30 places for the course and preference will be given to educators, decision-makers, researchers, policymakers and practitioners. In order to ensure the highest multiplier effect to the knowledge that will be shared, lecturers, teachers and trainers are encouraged to apply as well as individuals that have the opportunity to transfer to others the knowledge and experience to be acquired through the course. Rwandans who fall in the said categories are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants from East Africa and other parts of the world are also most welcome. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is 15th June 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by 30th June 2018. The course will require your presence in Kigali, and will take place at Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi. There is no charge for the course, but participants from outside Kigali must arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Reading materials will be provided before the beginning of the course and participants will be required to read the literature before the course begins. Topics to be covered will fall under the following two broad themes:


This part of the short course will introduce conceptual and methodological debates about genocide and other forms of mass atrocity; it will present the causes and dynamics of Genocide and mass atrocities as well as the actors involved in Genocide. The course will cover Rwanda but also other areas where mass atrocities have been or are still being committed.


This second part addresses memory reparations and prevention of genocide; Peacebuilding, Transitional justice and Peace education.

Find the draft programme of the course here. The full program, together with the full content of the course, will be shared at a later state.

We look forward to having momentous interactions with successful applicants during the short course in mid-July.

Short Course Application

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

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