UR Vice Chancellor opens International narrative therapy & community work conference


Participants from over 30 Countries are attending an International Narrative Therapy & Community Work Conference hosted by the Center for Mental Health under the UR-College of Medicine and Health Sciences in partnership with Dulwich Center Foundation, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda and Geruka Healing Centre.

The Conference seeks to share experiences in responding to Mental Health hardships using narrative ideas which have continued to be used by practitioners from several countries across the world and also share research findings on narrative therapy.

The International Conference is being attended by different participants from over 30 Countries including Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, USA, Australia, Israel, South Africa, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, India, Mexico, France, Uganda, Norway, UK, USA, Turkey, Hong Kong, Nepal, Brazil among others.
The UR Vice Chancellor Dr. Didas KAYIHURA welcomed participants and partners for their collaboration with UR and wished them fruitful deliberations on the theme and a good stay during their time in Rwanda to those who came from abroad. The conference opening ceremony was also attended by the CMHS Principal, Associate Professor Jeanne KAGWIZA

UR VC Dr. Didas Kayihura(right) and the CMHS Principal, Assoc. Prof. Jeanne Kagwiza(left) awarding one of the participants with a certificate

Some of the participants during the conference

A representative from SOS children’s village Rwanda giving his remarks to participants