Panel 2 (morning): The Genocide in Rwanda 1994 How is it remembered today, how is it covered by the media?

Discussants: Esther Muyawajo-Keiner and Honoré Gatera

Esther Muyawajo-Keiner

Esther Muyawajo-Keiner


Rwandan with german citizenship since 2004. Esther Mujawayo-Keiner a trained sociologist and has worked within development sector, namely, Oxfam GB, and later she became a traumatherapist in order to work with traumatised survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Today she is working as a traumatherapist at the PSZ (Psychosoziales Zentrum für Flüchtlinge) in Düsseldorf.

Honoré Gatera

Honoré Gatera


Director, Kigali Genocide Memorial: A Graduate of Kigali independent University with bachelor’s in social sciences started working at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre since 2004 as a guide officer.

Since then Honore has hosted thousands of visitors including heads of states, other dignitaries and very important visitors of Rwanda.

Honore has participated and contributed in various projects related to the preservation for the memory of the genocide against Tutsi and attended various trainings related to the genocide prevention, and education towards prevention of Genocide, conflicts resolution and peace building in England, USA, Germany and Poland. He has travelled around the world participating in conferences and meeting raising awareness of genocide and dealing with the sad past as a global threat against humanity.

From 2010, Honore runs the Kigali genocide Memorial as the Director, staff of the aegis Trust www.aegistrust.org with responsibilities of the daily operations of the Centre covering visits, the running of the peace school, maintenance, psychological support and all other administrative tasks.