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Description of the Centre

The Centre for Conflict Management (CCM), College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), at the University of Rwanda (UR) was created in 1999 with financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through its “Trust Fund” for Rwanda. CCM mandate rises from particular challenges raised in the post-genocide context. It is both an answer to a research need to inspire policies and an opportunity to generate native knowledge on the deep causes of conflicts and potential strategies for the development of sustainable peace in our country.


To address the knowledge gap in the field of genocide, peace and conflict studies, and post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation through conducting research, teaching as well as community services in the form of policy research.


To be a centre of excellence for research and training in prevention and positive transformation of conflicts, and be a centre of reference in Rwanda, the Great Lakes Region and beyond.


The Center has three departments, as follows:

1. Department of Research

2. Department of Academic Affairs (DAA)

3. Department of Community Service

Center for Conflict Management, National University of Rwanda Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 2001
Rwanda, Africa

Paper for a LandNet Rwanda workshop. Contains a conceptual framework on land and poverty; land attributes and the seeds of poverty including tenure issues; critical challenges to policy makers. Includes a descriptive summary of land problems from a recent university survey. Argues that land policies are fragile when mechanistically determined from the top, and need to involve the people in arbitration of disputes. Concludes that there can be no answer to poverty that does not take account of land.

Geographical focus: 

Strengthen the National University of Rwanda (NUR) to serve as a training and research centre in the field of Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, in order to address the issues of rural economic transformation and poverty reduction in Rwanda.

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