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Mvura Nkuvure Project

This is a three year project (November 2018 – October 2021) funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, implemented by CBS Rwanda and partner organizations: Prison Fellowship Rwanda (PFR) and the Anglican Church, Byumba Diocese (E.A.R. Byumba). The project focuses mainly on facilitating the psychosocial reintegration of (ex-) prisoners; addressing intergenerational legacies of the genocide that can be perceived as risk factors hampering reconciliation in the long term; and the reinforcement of ownership among (local) leaders, teachers, and other professionals (like staff of the Rwanda Correctional Services) who can be expected to make a difference in society, and communities over the reconciliation process across generations. The project is implemented in both local communities and prisons: in the districts of Gasabo, Karongi, Rubavu, Nyanza, Nyamagabe, Muhanga, Gicumbi, Burera, Rulindo; and in the the Prisons of Nyarugenge, Rubavu, Gicumbi, Muhanga, Huye.

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Community-based Sociotherapy Adapted for Refugees (COSTAR)

The ‘Community Based Sociotherapy Adapted for Refugees (COSTAR)’ project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project aims to culturally and linguistically adapt CBS for use with Congolese refugees, and evaluate its efficacy and cost-effectiveness for addressing the elevated levels of mental health difficulties experienced by populations that have been subject to conflict and displacement. In Rwanda we currently operate in the Gihembe Refugee Camp in partnership with the ministry of emergency management

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NUFFIC

Nuffic is the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. It is an independent, non-profit organisation based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its most important contract partners are the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. NUFFIC supports CBS in capacity building to ensure that the CBS team is equipped with tailored made practical knowledge pertaining to sociotherapy and bridging communities 

GIZ

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IKIRARO

IKIRARO Project (2018-2019): Informing reconciliation policy guidelines through evidence on the links between psychosocial support and economic development in post Genocide Rwanda Funded by Palladium International Mvurankuvure(2018-2021): intergenerational healing and community reconciliation for sustainable peace. 

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Camp Based Sociotherapy in Kigeme and Mugombwa refugee camps with (2019) Funded by GIZ