Dr Aggée Shyaka Mugabe

Dr Aggée Shyaka Mugabe is a Senior Lecturer/Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Management (CCM) of the University of Rwanda.  He has just completed a two-years post-doctorate fellowship at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2015-2017). He holds a PhD in Political Science (Conflict Transformation) from the Université catholique de Louvain, UCL, (2005-2005-2009), Belgium; a Masters in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa (2003-2004) and a Bachelor Degree in Communication from the former National University of Rwanda (1996-2001). His PhD thesis examined “the scope and limits of transitional justice mechanisms in post-genocide Rwanda, with a particular focus on reparations and reconciliation.” He published on transitional justice and is a resource person for several national and regional bodies in matters pertaining to good governance, conflict transformation, transitional justice, gender equality and the rights of the child.

His recent publications include:

  • 2018: "Rwanda: the limits of a negotiated justice”, in V. Rosoux & M. Anstey (eds.)
, Negotiating reconciliation in peacemaking, (chapter 8), Springer, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-62673-4;
  • 2017: "Reparations in post-genocide Rwanda: Expectations from survivors and impact on the reconciliation process", in Karbo Tony (Ed.), Peacebuilding in the margins, book chapter, pp. 255-274, ISBN 978-9930-542-03-3

Ongoing research projects include:

  • 2018-2019: “From stories of suffering to success stories during the commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda: exploring views and implications”;
  • 2018: “An analysis of the reconciliation sector in Rwanda”;
  • 2018: “Compliance with regional commitments on sexual and gender based violence: Lessons from Rwanda and Uganda”
  • 2018: “Uganda’s compliance with regional sexual and gender based violence commitments: promoting external visibility to achieve internal viability”;
  • 2017: Why do states comply with regional commitments on sexual and gender based violence? The case of Rwanda and the ICGLR”;
  • 2017: Access to justice among the victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Rwanda.

Dr Aggée is currently the Acting Director of CCM. Previously he was the Coordinator of Masters Programmes of the CCM, including joint Masters with Rwanda Defense Force and Rwanda National Police for three years (2013-2015). He is a former faculty dean and now a member of the Rwanda National Gender Reference Group. He serves the country in different capacities, including teaching, researching and advisory services.

Kigali, May 2019