Global Initiative for Environment and Reconciliation (GER) is a non-governmental organization based in Rwanda. GER was founded in 2015 with the mission of contributing 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.” within our beneficiaries, 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

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation


Community based Conservation


Beyond Conflict Rwanda

We believe that positive change are only possible when communities are empowered and engaged in the process. READ MORE

Inter-generation Dialogue

We consider youth as agents of positive change. Their engagement means sustainable effort in environmental peacebuilding. READ MORE

Community Dialogues

We deploy community dialogues as the best approach for experience sharing, learning and bridging the knowledge gap.  READ MORE

Agroecology Practices

We use agroecology practice as a way of improving food system in consideration of the safety of nature. READ MORE

Stories from trainees supporting reconciliation at community level in Gasabo, Kicukiro and Bugesera Districts. 
From June 16th 2018 to December 2018 GER and CFOR implemented activities to support reconciliations and heal trauma in Rwanda. These activities took place in three districts: Kicukiro, Gasabo and Bugesera. The activities included forums and training facilitators at the community level.  READ MORE

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.  READ 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. 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. READ 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. READ 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. READ MORE

GER Address

KN 11 Ave 30 
EAR Kigali Building
Remera, Gasabo, Kigali
Telephone: +250783570305
P.O.Box: 2117 Kigali
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