Blogs

NAR's very own Research Consultant, Noel Ntahobari, explains the limitations of the local Imihigo process (particularly in terms of low citizen participation) and how Never Again Rwanda as an organization can best position and prepare itself to tackle the issues inherent within these limitations.

Here are a couple of diffrent success stories from a diversity of participants from NAR's Citizen Forums, from Karongi. PLEASE NOTE that in order to protect the identity of the contributors only first names have been used.

An in-depth look by Never Again Rwanda's Great Lakes Program Coordinator, Reverien Interayamahanga, on the implementation of the 'Trans-border dialogue for peace in the Great Lakes Region' programme as well as its major activities during the year of 2017.

Citizen participation is essential not only in the case for governance programs, but more generally in the maintenance of democracy in Rwanda and in general. Never Again Rwanda's Governance & Rights Program Officer, Paul Muhozi, delves deeper into the topic of citizen participation through forums.

NAR Program Officer Omar Ndizeye on how involving Rwandan youth in artistic forms of expression can inspire future generations to continue to promote a hopeful, peaceful society.

 

By Peter Ndahiro

Working in the creation of A/V (Audio Visual) materials requires a lot of observation. In this particular field, this means listening to personal testimonies from the wounded, whether it be a group of kids at a high school in Kigali, or a group of mothers at a community centre in Rwamagana.

By Alex Rijpma

For the past three years, I studied World Politics at Leiden University College in The Hague. I came out of that experience unsure of what exactly I wanted to do but feeling like I wanted to see how the topics that I learnt about could really be applied in society. I found an opportunity to pursue this instinct through an internship at Never Again Rwanda.

 

By Kezio-Musoke David

Sometimes, social media is used to de-escalate and prevent violence, although in the case of NAR it is becoming easy for one to find a clear, connection between social media use and peace building.

 

By Mikhaila Cupido Musoni 

In celebrating International Day of Democracy, being located in Africa, and having a mandate to serve the African people, we as the African Democracy Forum (ADF) focus on the progress of democracy on the continent. 

By Sonia Tona

The first time I heard about Isoko performing arts, was through a friend  who is actually the founder. Amina was my high school friend we had met in acting club at school.

By Derrick Murekezi

As Rwandans, there’s never been a better time to be alive. Everyday brings with it another opportunity to talk about Rwanda’s rise from economic ruin, to being a regional and international leader in gender equality.

 

By David Kezio-Musoke

During conflicts youth are more likely to be manipulated into committing crimes against humanity partly due to lack of skills to make informed decisions.