The Constant Quest for Solutions through Dialogue and Consensus in Rwanda: The Mechanisms for Dialogue and Consensus

"Following the devastating Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994, Rwanda has deliberately set out to build a society that is socially cohesive and makes the good life possible for all. It has aimed not just to overcome sectarian divides but for economic, political and social transformation. The research on which this report is based set out to determine the extent to which the mechanisms put in place to recreate social cohesion are doing so and the extent to which Rwanda is making life good. It does so by considering the ways and extent to which adults are participating in the mechanisms and how they are contributing to the growth of generalised trust which provides the basis for social cohesion at community and national levels. It aims to inform policy debates and to provide policymakers with solutions to real-world policy challenges."