Nathalie Gahunga

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Consortium Fellow, 2003–2004
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Nathalie Gahunga is a Rwandan practitioner in gender and peacebuilding. Prior to her Consortium fellowship, Ms. Gahunga served as Human Rights, Good Governance and Justice Program Officer for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Rwanda. She also worked as Regional Program Officer (Rwanda, Burundi, and Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) for the Center for International Studies and Cooperation. In addition, Ms. Gahunga served as Gender Program Officer for Oxfam Great Britain in Rwanda and she published chronicles entitled “La Paix au Féminin” about the impact of conflicts on women in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from University of Lausanne (Switzerland). During her Consortium fellowship Ms. Gahunga was based at the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where she focused on women’s peacebuilding efforts in response to the violent armed conflict in the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Rwanda, Burundi and the Kivu region within the Democratic Republic of the Congo). As a Consortium fellow, Ms. Gahunga devoted most of her time to conducting background research and developing the conceptual framework for a conference she organized in Kigali, Rwanda for the spring of 2004: “Regional Approaches to Peacebuilding: the Role of Women’s Organizations in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.”

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