Lessons From Rwanda - An Evening with Yves Kamuronsi

Over 100 days in 1994, more than one million Rwandans were killed in the Genocide against the Tutsi. It was the most efficient and brutal mass slaughter in recent human history.

In the 22 years since, Rwanda has achieved remarkable progress. At the heart of this progress are efforts to build peace, unity and reconciliation between Rwandans. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims and plays an important role in this process through remembrance initiatives and peace education programs.

Please join us to hear the unique first-hand experiences and insights of Yves Kamuronsi and David Toovey.

Yves Kamuronsi, a genocide survivor and leader at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, will discuss the lessons that can be learnt from Rwanda’s tragic past as well as its remarkable story of renewal.

David Toovey, a graduate of the University of Melbourne, who has been working alongside Yves in Rwanda for more than four years will share his unique perspective on what Australia, and the world, can learn from Rwanda today.