Never Again Rwanda aims to provide an understanding of the peace building process and sharing this with the rest of the world

Midline: Societal Healing & participatory Governance


Interpeace and Never Again Rwanda, funded by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), are implementing the four-year (2015-2018) programme “Societal Healing and Participatory Governance for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda” (SHPG), which commenced on 1 January 2015.

The programme has been designed using an outcome mapping approach and is currently undergoing a mid- term evaluation.

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Societal Healing Baseline


If Rwandans, young and old engage in processes of healing and inclusive dialogue to overcome social divisions and wounds of the past, to work collaboratively across divides, and to utilize spaces for informing decision-making responsive to their needs and priorities, then they will deepen their resilience to violent conflict and be empowered to manage and transform conflict through greater collective participation as well as the use of strengthened Rwandan institutions. 

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Societal Healing in Rwanda: Mapping Actors and approaches


In preparation for the implementation of the Societal Healing aspect of the programme, NAR conducted a country-wide mapping exercise of healing, reconciliation and peace building actors and their approaches, which is documented in this report. This report intends to serve as a resource for prac oners in the field of healing; it aims to provide an understanding of the type of work being done in this domain, including challenges and lessons learned from Rwanda and other countries.  

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Governing with and for Citizens : Lessons from a post-genocide Rwanda


NAR’s research relies primarily in par cipatory ac on approach (PAR). This approach considers par cipants as experts and co-researchers, due to their lived experiences related to the research theme. Concerned communi es are involved in iden fying, analyzing and sugges ng solu ons to challenges they face. 

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