1. Which conflict I would like to deal with in my final project?
The paper will deal with the civil war between the Hutu and the Tutsi in Rwanda.
The title of my project is:
Peace building and co-existence between Hutus and Tutsis
2. Who are the main actors in the conflict? What are their perception of each other?
– The main actors in the conflict are:
I. The majority group of Hutus
II. The minority group of Tutsis
3.What are the key issues of the conflict?
· Environmental factors
4.Which of them my project is going to deal with?
I want to deal in my project with the Social-political
5.What are the interests of the sides regarding the chosen issues?
The interest of the Tutsis and the Hutus is to live together in harmony in the same land. They want to prioritize the coexistence. They want to continue sharing their culture.
6.Why my project is necessary/important? Answering this question, formulate the goal of your project.
The last decade of the 20th century was the most turbulent Rwanda has ever experienced in its history. The country was ravaged by civil war, genocide, mass migration, economic crisis, diseases, return of refugees and environmental destruction. Rwandan families were affected and are still dealing with impacts such as death, disease, disability, poverty, loss of dignity and rather need coexistence and cohabitation.
The goal is to manage peace achievement between Hutus and Tutsi in order to co-exist and cohabit together by promoting tolerance, forgiveness and better understanding. In this way to avoid another conflict.
7.How, using Second-Track/Citizen Diplomacy initiatives, my project is going to achieve the goal?
The second track/citizen diplomacy in this project will achieve the goal of:
· Overcoming discrimination and prejudice,
· Avoiding social barriers’
· Changing perception and stereotype,
· Building teamwork and communication skills,
· Strengthening tolerance and forgiveness
· Finding commonalties among the participants
8.What are the actual steps/actions that will constitute the project activities?
· Psychological help of concerns
· Trust building activities
· Mediation training
· Seminar and lectures on conflict resolution
· Training on intercultural, communication and co-existence
· Team building on mediation
· Lectures on conflict escalation and de-escalation
· Trip to the Kigali genocide memorial museum
· One week seminar with both groups out of Rwanda