Rwanda Study Trip


When: January 29 - February 6, 2016

Where: Kigali, Rwanda

Who's eligible: All Fellows, Senior Fellows and Guests

Only two decades ago, Rwanda endured a genocide that claimed the lives of 800,000 people – followed by local conflict and more violence. Today, Rwanda is recognized for its reconciliation process. But how does a society regain stability and restart development on a background of neighbors killing one another? This study tour will examine into the history of the genocide, the reconciliation and the present course of Rwandan development.

The program includes visits to sites of the genocide, a seminar at the national genocide memorial in Kigali, meetings with Rwandan writers, civil society activists, international diplomats, an excursion to the border of DR Congo with a special meeting on the unresolved refugee question, a visit to a special pygmee minority location and all through the study tour an ongoing debate about the fate of Rwanda and its genocide – and more. A special session, headed by the Polish writer Konstanty Gebert will reflect on the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. 

The working language of the study trip will be English. Please note that participation in the study trip is not sponsored. Humanity in Action Denmark will arrange flights from Copenhagen. Participants from other Humanity in Action countries and elsewhere are responsible for arranging their flights to Kigali. 
Sign up to attend the study trip by contacting Humanity in Action Denmark at before October 15. There is no application process. The program booklet can be found here