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Global Initiative for Environment and Reconciliation (GER) is a non-governmental organization registered in Rwanda with legal status: N°66 /RGB/NGO 2017. Our aim is to contribute to peace and reconciliation process and improving environmental conditions in Rwanda, Great lakes as well. We support the existing reconciliation process, community recovery and prevention of violence.    

We facilitate interactions with communities, local leaders, religious leaders, young people to address the existing effects of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, and consider environment as a driving factor of peace building, healing the past and improving livelihood of our people.

Our focus is to empower the next generation in becoming the agents of change in their respective communities for their bright future.

We document success stories for experience sharing with decision makers, stakeholders and academia to support post-conflict communities around the world.

I believe that changes are possible when community is empowered and engaged in the process. Among more than 1500 people who participated in our interventions, we record positive changes so far; relations improved, community initiatives established and community ownership to ensure the sustainability.

We appreciate our partners for their contribution and we will keep updating about our progress. We invite interested individuals, foundations and organizations to support our activities. Do not hesitate to contact us via

Forest protection and women’s Rights in Rwanda
Rwanda’s high population density and growing population means that land is used very intensively, which promotes commercial and monoculture tree plantations while natural forests are still under pressure.This intensive forestry model impacts women in particular because they are primarily responsible for two major livelihood activities requiring land and forests: farming and gathering firewood. For more

Beyond conflict Rwanda Program

Since June 2016 up to 2018 GER in partnership with CFOR, implemented   interventions through the program called Beyond Conflicts-Rwanda and Great lakes.   Our work together with CFOR   was to facilitate forums and trainings gathering community groups and to facilitate a deeper conversation needed to support the reconciliation process, community recovery, and prevention of future violence. For more

Community dialogues on the promotion of agro-ecology held in Rwanda 

From 20th to 24th January, 2020; five collaborative partners converged in Rwanda under the hosting of the GER for strategic planning and inception meeting on context, global trends analysis and policy review in Africa, conduct training on community dialogues and research on indigenous seeds and related  knowledge and practices and conduct seed and food fair exchange festival at community level where GER is implementing agro-ecology interventions.  Read More


Emergency Response to food problem as one of the effects of Covid19. 
GER has collaborated with the African Biodiversity Network (ABN) as a partner to help them find strategies to cope with the impact of Covid-19 within their communities. Thanks to funds from the AgroEcology Fund’s emergency response, over the last few months, GER has been able to support people who faced extreme poverty, hunger and other food related problems directly caused by Covid-19. For more

Strengthening Community-based Conservation

Through dialogues, community interaction and trainings, we promote the use of indigenous knowledge in environmental conservation and climate change mitigation. Training and workshops events bring together community practitioners, civil society organisations, local leaders and decision makers for a joint advocacy towards the sustainable community development. For more

Religious leaders and youth urged to fight gender based violence

Since November 2018 GER is engaging religious leaders in conflict resolution and fighting gender based violence though the promotion of positive masculinity. For more

The outcome of Beyond Conflict Program was used in celebrating the International day of peace 2019

NURC invited GER to attend the event with some of the beneficiaries of GER and CFOR Program (Beyond Conflict Rwanda) who reconciled. The reconciliation story of Patrick and Carine was chosen to be shared with all participants who were in the parliament and other Rwandans who were following the event via different media platform. For more

Success story towards reconciliation
I would like to share this account of my experience of positive changes concerning reconciliation activities in Rwanda. This has been an extremely important experience for me on a personal level. An experience of which I am now proud and free to discuss with regard to its contribution to the healing and reconciliation process. Read more
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