RPA embarks on a comprehensive peacebuilding assessment nationwide

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The new RPA Director, Maj. Gen Karake Karenzi (right) listens on as Brig. Gen Frank Kamanzi (former RPA Director) makes a point. Gen. Karenzi took the helm at the Academy in March 2011.

The Rwanda Peace Academy has embarked on a nationwide peacebuilding assessment to be conducted in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche et de Dialogue pour la Paix (IRDP).

“This will be a comprehensive analysis of peacebuilding resources in Rwanda, the results of which will include the extent, impact and evolving of trends in peacebuilding,” explains Maj. Gen. Karake Karenzi, the new RPA Director.


The study, which began in mid-April 2011 and is expected to end in July 2011, will cover five categories of peacebuilding. These include, security; political framework; justice and reconciliation; socio-economic foundations; and, international and regional foundations of peacebuilding.

The nationwide assessement will make for an important contribution as such a comprehensive analysis of peacebuilding resources currently does not exist in the country, observes Gen. Karenzi.

The assessment will also identify capacity building needs, and aid in the development of relevant curriculum for the Academy.