Jean Bosco Habyarimana

Name:Jean Bosco Habyarimana

Position: Researcher

Contact
Tel: +46 764570739 or +250 788452280
Email: j.b.habyarimana@ur.ac.rw

 

Jean-Bosco HABYARIMANA is a Rwandan Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict Management (CCM) of the University of Rwanda (UR). He got his MA in Peace Education in 2009 from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies in Sweden. His research project is on electoral violence prevention, the case of Kenya’s 2013 elections.Prior to starting his PhD studies, Jean-Bosco served as a researcher, deputy director, and Project Coordinator at CCM. He also contributed to the development and teaching of the course titled Demography, Migration and Conflict at the MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation run by CCM. Jean-Bosco has taken part in various consultancies, both within and out of the University of Rwanda. As a consultant of the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), Jean-Bosco developed the curriculum of Peace Education in Rwanda and trained secondary school teachers in the same area of study. Apart from that, Jean-Bosco is interested in linking academic work to ‘real life outside’. In this regard, Jean-Bosco is a member of the Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organization (RECOR).

Publications:
- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana. “Educating for the 21 century: Peace Education as an Approach for Peace building” in Samuel Kale Ewusi (2012). Weaving Peace: Essays on Peace, Governance and Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Trafford Publishing, USA. ISBN 978-1-4669-5419-9 (sc), ISBN 978-1-4669-5418-2 (hc), ISBN 978-1-4669-5417-5 (c)

--Jean-Bosco Habyarimana, Ignatius Mukunto, Jacob Mwitwa. “Traditional Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution in the Great Lakes Region” in Samuel Kale Ewusi (2012). Weaving Peace: Essays on Peace, Governance and Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Trafford Publishing, USA. ISBN 978-1-4669-5419-9 (sc), ISBN 978-1-4669-5418-2 (hc), ISBN 978-1-4669-5417-5 (c)

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2012). Peace Education at the National University of Rwanda: A Capacity Building Workshop Proposal to Empower Academics for the Promotion of Social Cohesion after the 1994 Genocide, Lambert Academic Publishing (2012): ISSN 978-3-8484-4164-8

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2010). “Touching One’s Wounds to Give Life” in Education for Change at http://educationforchange.ca/blog/?p=475

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2009). Empowering National University of Rwanda Academics for Building Social Cohesion after the 1994 Genocide: A Peace Education Capacity Building Workshop Proposal; Independent Study Research Project completed and submitted to the University for Peace: July 2009 (unpublished thesis).

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2009). “Peace Building through Peaceful Means” in Afroscope, a Magazine of the African Community at the UN mandated University for Peace.

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2009). “Some Similarities between the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the Armenian Genocide” in Peace and Conflict Monitor at www.upeace.org

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2009). “The Rwandan Identity in the Eyes of a Foreigner: Are You Hutu or Tutsi?” in Peace and Conflict Monitor at www.upeace.org

- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2004). The Role of English Lessons in Environmental Education in Rwandan Secondary Schools: The Lower Secondary level as a Case Study. Memoir submitted to NUR: (unpublished memoir).

Teaching:
Now on Study Leave
Research:
Electoral Violence Prevention in Divided Societies: The Role of Middle-range Leader in Kenya’s 2013 Elections
Other activities:
- 2013 – 2014: Trainer of Teachers and School Directors on Peace Education for the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP)
- 2012 – 2013: Peace Education In Rwanda: Curriculum and Lesson Plans Development for the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP)
- 2009 – till now: President and Legal Representative, Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organization (RECOR)
- 2012-2013: Member of the Forum of Reflection on Quality Education, Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP)
- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2011). External Evaluation of the Impact of the Support Project to Initiative of Dialogue and Reconciliation, Consultancy Report commissioned by and submitted to the Institute for Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP).
- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana, Prof Charles Gasarasi (2011). “Gacaca Evaluation: Sociopolitical Aspects”. Consultancy report commissioned by and submitted to the National Service for Gacaca Jurisdictions.
Jean-Bosco Habyarimana, Prof Deo Byanafashe (2011). “The Dynamics of Competitive Party Politics”. Chapter III of the African Governance Report III on Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa. Consultancy report commissioned and submitted to the UNDP.
- Jean-Bosco Habyarimana (2011). Impact of Land Reform Implementation on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources: Land Conflict Mediation. Consultancy report commissioned and submitted to the Centre for Environment, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (CEESD).
- Organizer, participant and presenter in various conferences/workshops/summits/meetings, etc in Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC, Ethiopia, Egypt, Uganda, Kenya, Costa Rica, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, etc.