Peace beyond the Borders

Why the Great Lakes Peacebuilding Programme at NAR is important

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The recent history of the Great Lakes region holds many instances of violent conflicts that left behind wholesale effects.  Most of those conflicts originate from individual countries before spreading across the borders. The genocide committed against the Tutsi in Rwanda is undeniably an eloquent illustration of this reality. Despite their limitations, a great deal of effort has been progressively made to manage those conflicts both locally and nationally.  From a regional perspective, not much seemed to have been done beside diplomatic and political arrangements.