Prof Francois Masabo holds a PhD in social sciences with specialization in Sociology of change and conflict. He is Researcher in the Centre for Conflict Management (CCM) at the University of Rwanda and Lecturer in Master’s Programs run by CCM which are MA in Peace studies and Conflict Transformation, and Genocide studies and Prevention. He conducted a quite number of researches focused on root causes of conflict and conflict resolution in Rwanda and in the region. As senior researcher based in a centre specifically dedicated to conflict management and resolution, he gained experience in this specific field. He has been interacting with various stakeholders including decision makers, policy makers and other relevant partners in public and private sectors. His own research interest is mainly focused on conflict transformation process, genocide memories and post conflict reconstruction challenges. Some of his recent publications are: 1) « healing fractured lives: reconciliation and reintegration in Rwanda, in 2012, (ISBN 978-1-906677-96-1); 2) Educating about the History of Genocides in Rwanda in Fracapane Karel and Matthias Haß, 2014, Holocaust education in a global context, UNESCO, pp 129-134. (ISBN 978-92-3-100042-3); 3) “Role of CSOs in conflict and post conflict situations in Rwanda”, 2017 (JACAPS, 2017, vol 3, Issue 2), 4) Transforming conflict in a post genocide society. Evaluation of one cow per family program, 2017 (publication under way).