Talk:Global youth conference on genocide begins in Kigali

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This is the programme, please note some of the speakers may be subject to confirmation from this version.

Global Youth Genocide Prevention Forum

16th – 17th June 2005

Conference programme

Attending: - students from Congo, Burundi and Rwanda - NGO representatives, embassies, politicians - members of the youth network Never Again - journalism students from the University of Butare

15th June 2005 Visit to Gisozi Memorial Site

16th June 2005 Welcome Address by Professor S RWAKABAMBA, Rector of KIST Introduction and Background presentation of Never Again by Marian Hodgkin, Never Again Project Coordinator Official opening by the Guest of Honor Hon. Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport HABINEZA


The root causes and history of genocide by Eugene NTAGANDA followed by questions and discussion led by Senator Antoine MUGESERA. The role of the media in the genocide by Mr Tom NDAHIRO followed by questions and discussion led by Mr Johan De Flander (La Benevolencija).


The challenges of reconciliation in Rwanda by Mrs. Fatuma NDANGIZA (NURC) followed by questions and discussion led by Mr. Modeste SIBOMANA (Trocaire)

Justice after genocide by Mrs. D. MUKANTAGANZWA (Executive Secretary of Gacaca) Questions and discussion led by Mrs Madege DEGRIS (PRI)

Democratization and development in Rwanda by Mr Anicet KAYIGEMA (Executive Secretary of the Consultative Forum of Political Organisations) followed by questions and discussion led by Mr. Jean Louis

Genocide Film


Rwanda’s role in conflict prevention in the Great Lakes region by Dr. Richard SEZIBERA followed by questions and discussion led by Burundian Speaker. [Dr. Naason MUNYANDAMUTSA (IRDP)]

The role of history in Rwanda’s future by Professor Deo BYANAFASHE (National University of Rwanda).

Group Discussions Sharing group conclusions