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National Unity and Reconciliation Commission of Rwanda

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52 Members

Traditions: Christian Catholic , Christian Anglican, Christian Protestant , Islam

Action Area: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

Region: Africa

Website: http://nurc.gov.rw

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In March 1999, the Government established the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission. This group was given the mandate to use all available means to mobilize Rwandans to reconcile and unite. Our group has taken the lead in this work. We hold gather people in clubs, hold summits and create initiatives based on civic education. We also provide grants to community based associations.

There are four specific tools used in the process. The first is “Ingandos”. This word is taken from the Rwandese verb "Kuganda" which refers to bringing normal activities to a standstill in order to reflect on, and find solutions to national challenges. The second tool is the use of reconciliation summits; third is the creation of a leadership academy; and the fourth is inter-community exchanges and consultations.


Our dream is that genocide, such as the one Rwanda experienced in 1994, will never occur again anywhere in the world.

The commission has a board of 12 people who are drawn from all levels of society. They meet regularly and report to the Executive Secretariat who is responsible for strategic planning.

Unity and Reconciliation in Rwanda.

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Dr. Jean Baptiste HABYALIMANA

P.O.Box 1317

+ ( 250 ) 788303271

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