Peace Talks 9: Rwanda, 20 years on

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Twenty years on, people in the country are still struggling to piece their lives back together and deep-rooted trauma continues to haunt many.

This event will explore how a country like Rwanda can move on from the devastation of genocide and conflict, and look towards a better future.


  • Gloriosa Bazigaga, Rwanda Country Manager, International Alert
  • Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on the African Great Lakes Region
  • His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza, High Commissioner of Rwanda to the United Kingdom
  • Dr Ian Palmer, Professor of military psychiatry; served operationally in Rwanda in 1994
  • Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert

Peace Talks is a panel discussion series organised by International Alert which looks at current themes and developments around the world affecting peace. It provides an interactive platform where people can discuss and challenge big questions about peace. Watch the video of the event here.

Find out about our work in Rwanda here.

Photo: Carol Allen Storey for International Alert