- Consultancy for strategic policy, project management, M&E, and staff training.
- Audio-visual materials on peace and development.
- Model Village to demonstrate peace and development.
In the Umucyo Nyanza Women’s Association Project, we support a group of women in the South of Rwanda on their journey to reconciliation and economic sustainability.
Nonviolent Communication Introduction with
Never Again Rwanda Volunteers
Volunteers of Never Again Rwanda (NAR) organized a session on introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It was their own initiative; they mobilized human and financial resources to implement this activity. The team of facilitators was composed of Anne Dietrich, Floriane Niyungeko, (both from CRASPD), Thibaut Ishimwe and Dismas Nsengiyaremye (PIASS students and, at the same time NAR volunteers).
The session took place on March 10, 2019 at NAR Huye Field Office. In the session, 11 volunteers were introduced to the definitions of conflict and violence, the link between the two concepts and their origins. The volunteers were also introduced to NVC, its background, history and purpose, and the four steps of NVC. All along the session, the participants were engaged in interactive exercises on feelings and needs. When the volunteers come back from holidays in April, there will be two additional sessions to continue this series of introduction to NVC.
Nonviolent Communication Practice Group at PIASS
The practice group of Nonviolent Communication (developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, see www.cnvc.org) practitioners at PIASS is now meeting every month; in January we had the amazing number of 18 people joining, while in February we were just 7. We worked on different topics and example situations that people brought along from their everyday life. The group is open for those who have at least had an introduction to NVC of three days, because our work in the practice group is based on basic skills that are gained through exercises and role plays in the introduction.