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Friday, February 23, 2018

begin quote“There was an integrated approach to the course, in that we framed the ‘now’ of present-day Rwanda together with it’s past roots and future outlook.” Eric Gersbacher, MASI Class of 2018

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Perhaps it was kismet. Students from a peace school studying social innovation and enterprises in Rwanda just happen to be there right after a 25% reduction in refugee food support was announced and the headline of a national newspaper reads, “Does Rwanda need a law on social enterprises?” Rwanda is constantly juggling post-conflict transformation, economic growth and peace. In Rwanda, social innovation is applied peacebuilding, because the country recognizes that it needs innovation – in government, business, and development – for peace.

Perhaps it was kismet. Students from a peace school studying social innovation and enterprises in Rwanda just happen to be there right after a 25% reduction in refugee food support was announced and the headline of a national newspaper reads, “Does Rwanda need a law on social enterprises?” Rwanda is constantly juggling post-conflict transformation, economic growth and peace. In Rwanda, social innovation is applied peacebuilding, because the country recognizes that it needs innovation – in government, business, and development – for peace.

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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