From Genocide to One of the Fastest Growing Economies: Dissecting Rwanda's Post-Genocide Recovery - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland

Join us in-person or online with the High Commissioner of Rwanda to Australia and Singapore, H.E. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, who will discuss the recovery and economic development of Rwanda since the genocide against the Tutsi, three decades ago.

If you are attending in-person, please arrive at Holding Redlich at 5:30pm for registration and drinks. This event will be available online. After registering, on May 21 at 5:30pm, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email containing further details on how to join the webinar which will commence at 6:00pm AEST. The event is free for AIIA Queensland members and AIIA members from all states. Those who are non-members will pay $10, while student non-members will pay $5.

If you arrive after 6:00pm, the lifts may not be accessible. Ring 0481 522 665 for assistance.

For in-person attendees, please note that you may be photographed or filmed for public consumption.

Thirty years ago, Rwanda witnessed one of the most violent and unimaginable events in modern history – the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi which claimed over one million people. Today, the country is regarded as a model of post-conflict recovery and economic development. Rwanda's annual GDP growth averaged 8 per cent over two decades, beginning in 2000.

Join Rwanda's High Commissioner to Australia, H.E. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye as he sheds light on the remarkable strides Rwanda has made in its post-genocide recovery.

High Commissioner Uwihanganye will expound on the period that saw the tiny East African country descend into one of the most violent and unimaginable events in modern history - the genocide against the Tutsis, which claimed the lives of more than a million people. He will unpack efforts that have transformed Rwanda into a shining example of resilience and hope, as well as how national commitment to reconciliation, reconstruction, and economic growth is paving the way for a brighter future. Finally, he will delve into the role of home-grown solutions (HGS) as a form of restorative justice, lifting the poor out of poverty.

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Presentation by H.E. Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye
Online and In-person Questions from the Audience


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