Kigali, 03 April 2019 – Over 250 Rwandan youth gathered in Kigali for the Youth Conversation on Kwibuka25, as part of activities leading up the 25th Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi.
Participants included young professionals and Entrepreneurs, youth leaders representatives at district level, and students from Higher Learning institutions.
Through panels sessions, the young people had an opportunity to interact with leaders and distinguished speakers on how the Genocide Ideology was conceived and implemented, the choices Rwanda made after the Genocide, the youth’s role in fighting genocide ideology and their role in the country’s transformation.
During a panel session titled “the Notion of a Nation”, Rwandan youth were taken through the history of Rwanda and the country’s 25 years journey of recovery .
The panel on safeguarding Rwanda’s growth served a platform for the youth to exchanges ideas with their successful peers and elders on how the youth can leverage available opportunities and play an active role in the country’s transformation.
In a closing session, Gen James Kabarebe, Senior Advisor in the Office of the President challenged the youth to utilise all the necessary analytical tools got from different platforms provided by the government, in the ongoing battle to build the country transformation but also contribute in fighting the genocide denial since the “Genocide ideology is the country’s first enemy”.
The Youth Conversation on Kwibuka25 proceeds the International Conference to take place in Kigali on 4th and 5th April, ahead of the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Against the Tutsi to begin on 7th April 2019.