Betty Mutesi


Partnership for peaceful rural transformation

This project aimed to ensure that the Rwandan government's ambitious land reform programme was conflict sensitive.

Poverty is still rife in Rwanda and 90% of poor people live in rural areas. In order to address this problem and support the country's growing population, the government is enacting far-reaching changes to address land and productivity issues. But there is very limited public debate and understanding of these policies.

We responded to the challenges and opportunities posed by the Land Act – which will affect 25,200 farmers countrywide, 60% of whom are women.

Posted on 20 September 2013

Reconciliation and reintegration

This project brought together those affected by the 1994 genocide and its aftermath: survivors, ex-prisoners, ex-combatants and young people, to build trust between them.

Rwanda is battling to emerge from the shadow of its recent history, with mistrust and disunity making it difficult for people to live together. We believe that when people are able to talk and share experiences, they are more likely to resolve their differences peacefully.

Posted on 19 November 2013