Aegis Trust is an international organisation that originated in the UK in 2000. Its mission is to work towards the prediction, prevention and ultimately the elimination of genocide for the benefit of humanity, primarily through research, education and the dissemination of information and advice.
In 2002, Aegis Trust was invited to work with Rwandan authorities to establish the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which opened in 2004. Rwanda has remained the largest country involvement for Aegis Trust up to the present, although Aegis plans to bring the lessons and inspiration of Rwandan peacebuilding experiences to other countries in east and central Africa as part of its regional strategy.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for AEGIS TRUST RWANDA SHORT COURSE
GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITIES: ACTORS, CAUSES AND RESPONSES (16-20 July 2018)
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.
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.
Reading material 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:
Part I – CAUSES OF GENOCIDE AND OTHER MASS ATROCITIES
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.
Part II – RESPONSES TO MASS ATROCITIES: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
This second part addresses memory reparations and prevention of genocide; Peace building, Transitional justice and Peace education.
How to apply
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You can also register online on the Genocide Research Hub, by clicking on the link below: http://www.genocideresearchhub.org.rw/call-applications-aegis-trust-rwanda-short-course/
The application deadline is 15 June 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by 30 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.