‘United Futures: Lessons from Rwanda’ P/CVE Caucus. 7-8 March

One Young World, with the support of the European Commission, invites you to join the first caucus of 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.

When & where:

7 – 8 March 10:00-18:00

Kigali, Rwanda. Venue TBC.

Caucuses provide an excellent opportunity for young leaders to connect face to face, explore opportunities for collaboration and gain insight into a range of emerging issues.

25 years ago, Rwanda experienced the Genocide against the Tutsi. Now it is emerging as one of the most cohesive countries in East Africa. Join One Young World Peace Ambassadors to reflect on the past and look forward to the future at this caucus titled, ‘United Futures: Lessons from Rwanda’.

What can you expect?

  • Peer-to-peer learning on:
  • Preventing and countering violent extremism [P/CVE]
  • Peacebuilding in post-conflict societies
  • Future cooperation between various stakeholders for a prosperous future
  • Visits to several memorial sites
  • A communal dinner 

How much does it cost?

There are no fees. Participation is based on registration only. However, One Young World cannot provide support for travel, accommodation or incidental costs.


March 7, 2019

Theme of this day: Around the 25th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. How did Rwanda forgive and how can other countries prevent and counter violent extremism?

Activity: One Young World Official Welcome 

- Opening remarks by OYW staff 
- A special word (video) by co-founder Kate Robertson
Where: TBD Time: 09:00 – 09:15

Activity: Visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre

- A tour will be provided to learn about the Genocide against the Tutsi
- One Young World will pay tribute to the victims of the Genocide by laying flowers on the cemetery

Where: KG 14 Ave Time: 09:15 – 11:30 

Activity: Meeting with senior governmental officials 

- This meeting will cover the work that Rwanda is doing on fighting genocide ideology and how the country has overcome the consequences 
- In this framework, governmental officials will give examples of the projects and partnerships they have been working on since peace has been restored

- Q&A 
Where: TBD Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Activity: Lunch break

Where: At own expenses Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Activity: A look towards the future – insights by the EU Ambassador/ Head of Delegation to Rwanda Mr. Nicola Bellomo

- The Ambassador will start with addressing the role and the work of the EU in Rwanda
- Elaborating on this, he will share his views on #UnitedFutures between the EU & Rwanda
- In this framework, it will also be addressed how the EU is working together with Rwanda on fostering special programs and projects for young Rwandans like the
YEIS project
- Q&A  

Where: TBD Time: 15:00 – 16:00

Activity: Building towards a better future with NGO’s

- A Rwandan based NGO will present the organisation and work in a general way
- Focus on the next generation, in particular on different running projects
- A senior representative will ask a junior representative for a Q&A on stage on his/her experience and share their knowledge for the audience in anticipation of a broader Q&A

Where: TBD Time: 16:00-17:00

March 8, 2019

Theme of this day: Looking to the future – how did Rwanda prosper after the Genocide against the Tutsi? How can partnerships contribute to peacebuilding? Learnings on multi-stakeholder partnerships and insights from various speakers

Activity: Official Welcome and Keynotes/Workshop by One Young World Peace Ambassadors 

- Welcome remarks by OYW staff
- OYW staff to briefly introduce Peace Ambassadors and their work
- Peace Ambassadors share their work and insights on peacebuilding and countering violent extremism with participants during round table sessions

Where: TBD Time: 09:00 – 10:30

Activity: Extremely Together by Hassan Nduwga

- Hassan will address his story of surviving the attack by Al Shabaab in Kampala in 2010
- Memories of a young boy of the effects of the Rwanda genocide in his village near the Uganda-Rwanda border
- Inspiration and solutions: the steps Hassan took after the attack; his PVE work in Uganda, East and Horn of Africa (sharing some of the models applied with a special focus on youth, religious leaders and other community change agents); as well as - Extremely Together as a youth-led initiative to counter violent extremism
- Q&A

Where: TBD Time: 10:30 - 11:30 

Activity: Lunch break

Where: TBD Time: 11:30 – 12:00

Activity: Business Insights and One Young World experience by Muhunde Amos

- Amos shares his One Young World experience as a DSM scholar 
- Inspiration: he will talk about his work at the African Improved Foods plant 
- Looking towards the future: which skills do youth need to help a country prosper, how can business play a role in this?
- Q&A

Where: TBD Time: 12:15 – 13:00

Activity: Visit Africa Improved Foods (AIF) plant 

- A tour and porridge testing will be provided by Africa Improved Foods. Africa Improved Foods (AIF) is a public-private partnership involving DSM, Government of Rwanda, IFC, CDC Group and FMO. AIF provides a scalable and sustainable solution to malnutrition via local production of highly nutritious foods
- OYW staff addresses closing remarks 

Where: Agri-Park, Silos Site
Time: 13:15 – 15:00

Due to unexpected interest, registration has been temporarily suspended.