Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding



Bosco Habyarimana, MA, Lecturer on Peace Education
Bosco is an assistant researcher and lecturer at the Center for Conflict Management at the National University of Rwanda, where he lectures on conflict transformation and civic and peace education. He received his MA in peace education from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. After obtaining his BEd in language teaching, Bosco worked for two years as a teacher of English and head of teaching staff. In 2006, he joined the National University of Rwanda as a tutorial assistant in the School of Foundation Language Schools, where he was in charge of teaching English to students ready to commence their university courses.

Frank Nabwiso, PhD, Lecturer on Post-Conflict Transformation and Government Initiatives towards Peace in Uganda
Frank is an expert on adult education and rural development. He received his PhD in adult education and rural development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976; an MA in African studies from the University of Sussex, England, in 1968; and a BA in history and political science from the University of East Africa, then Makerere University College, in 1967. His teaching experience includes part-time lecturer at Kyambogo University, teaching associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, head of the Correspondence and Mass Media Department at Makerere University, and resident tutor at Makerere University.

Eric Ndushabandi, PhD, Lecturer on the Politics of Memory and Identity Management in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Eric is the director of the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), an independent think tank and peacebuilding organization doing participatory action research on governance, peacebuilding and socio-economic development in Rwanda. In addition, he is a senior lecturer at the University of Rwanda where he teaches courses on post-conflict reconstruction processes in Africa, memory and identity, comparative politics. He previously was chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Media High Council in Rwanda and a Board Member of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency. Eric holds a PhD in political science and a master’s degree in international relations from Universite Saint Louis, Louvain Academy in Belgium.

Paul Rutayisire, PhD, Lecturer on the Rwandan Patriotic Front War, the Arusha Peace Agreement, and the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
A Rwandan national, Paul holds a PhD in history from Fribourg University in Switzerland. He lectures at the National University of Rwanda and is director of the university’s Center for Conflict Management. His focus areas are religion and society as well as conflict transformation and genocide studies. He has published extensively on Rwandan history and has participated in many crucial research projects on topics related to the post-genocide reconstruction of Rwanda.

Bernard Noel Rutikanga, MA, Lecturer for Identity Politics and Political Developments Pre-Genocide
Bernard obtained a BA and an MA degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, between 1976 and 1980.  He taught for ten years at Dar es salaam Teachers College before directing a Namibian and South African refugee scholarship program in Tanzania for five years. Since 1995, Bernard has been teaching contemporary Rwandan history and history of East Africa at the National University of Rwanda .He has published on reconciliation and ethnicity in Rwanda. He has also served as a gacaca judge (the traditional jurisdiction system that has been trying genocide-related crimes committed in Rwanda between 1990 and 1994). In 2000, he was a Fulbright scholar at Boston College in Massachusetts.