Rwanda and the Great Lakes

CFOR is implementing a programme together with Innocent Musore of GER Global Initiatives for the Environment and Reconciliation in Rwanda, and in cooperation with the NURC, National Unity and Reconciliation Commission. The programme supports the ongoing work of reconciliation, violence prevention and community recovery, in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.

Innocent made contact with Arlene and Jean-Claude, CFOR’s Founders, with a dream of making a contribution to his country and the Great Lakes region – asking if we might work with him to bring CFOR’s programme of post-conflict recovery and violence prevention to Rwanda, and potentially to Burundi and the DRC. Innocent then came to the UK to take part in our Intensive course.

The programme is now underway in Kigali. Participants include perpetrators and victims of violence, community members as well as those working within organisations to support recovery – all dealing with their own personal experience, the legacy of the genocide and the current needs of communities. Forum participants include youth and elders, local authorities, government and community groups.

Facilitated dialogue using methods of ‘worldwork’ will explore current community issues, history and pathways forward. A three-year programme includes facilitated community dialogue, facilitation training and mentoring of facilitators involved with further forums and community projects throughout the country.

Coordinated by Innocent Musore, the programme is facilitated by CFOR co-founders, Arlene Audergon and Jean-Claude Audergon, together with Lungile Nkosi-Hill and Milan Bijelic.

In post-conflict zones, community wide trauma can easily fuel fresh rounds of violence. Our experience applying ‘worldwork’ methods in post-conflict zones is that with facilitation, communities have a profound capacity and resilience to be able to meet, and process history together, so as to not fall victim to repeating rounds of violence, but rather to find shared pathways forward for recovery and violence prevention.

Mr. Musore’s vision is to bring this work to Rwanda in a way that will support the on-going National Reconciliation processes and the work of communities throughout the country.

Documentary: ‘For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda, including perpetrators and survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi’

One hour documentary film: Contact us on admin@cfor.info if you are interested in viewing

Click here For the 4.5 minute short

See article: Audergon & Audergon, ‘Contribution of worldwork methodology for violence prevention and community recovery after mass violence: An example from Rwanda’, in Psychotherapy and Politics International, John Wiley and Sons.

See Summary of Forums in June 2017 and November 2017, Kigali, Rwanda

See One page summary of June 2016 Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

See the full report of the June 2016 Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

See Rwanda programme description

 

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Documentary
View 4.5 min short of our 1 hour documentary 'For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda'

For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda, June 2017 1 Hour Documentary, including perpetrators and survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi’

Join us for the Autumn Intensive in London, October 12 -17, 2018 The Spirit of Practice: Worldwork Facilitation for our Times
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Facilitation for Leaders Modular Training Course 2017-2018 Course is underway with a fantastic group! [ Flyer ]

Rwanda and the Great Lakes Facilitated Forums and training to support Rwandan communities in their efforts towards reconciliation and recovery. [ Programme Description ]

CFOR’s London Forum Facilitated dialogue on vital topics we face in London, UK, Europe and internationally [ Read More ]

Publications Recent article: ‘Contribution of worldwork methodology for violence prevention and community recovery after mass violence: An example from Rwanda’, in Psychotherapy and Politics International, John Wiley and Sons. [ Click Here ]

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