Are you passionate about global mental health and would like to gain new insight through a unique African perspective? Have you read about the Rwandan genocide and would like to learn more about the country’s history as well as its unique success with reconciliation and nation building? The 2019 theme of our annual Global Mental Health Conference & Summer School is “The Generation After: Living with the consequences of the 1994 genocide”. Participants have the opportunity to hear from Rwandan and international scholars, and to exchange their knowledge with a multicultural group of participants from Rwanda and abroad. Co-hosted by the Center for Mental Health (CMH) at the University of Rwanda and GEI, this week-long program is available to students and professionals in the various mental health disciplines and related subjects. CPD Credits: 28 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits are available from the Rwanda Medical & Dental Council.
- Share your knowledge and gain new insight through a unique African perspective on mental health in developing countries.
- Learn about the unique Rwandan success story.
- Study together with a multicultural group from Rwanda and abroad.
- Create once-in-a-lifetime memories and build lasting friendships.
- Stay on to spend the summer in Rwanda by also enrolling in an internship / volunteer placement in a Rwandan mental health organization.
One of today’s greatest development success stories, Rwanda is Africa’s prime study abroad jewel. The country underwent a breathtaking transformation since the genocide in 1994. A model for poverty reduction and economic growth, it accounts for the highest percentage of women in parliament anywhere in the world. And the streets of its modern green capital Kigali are clean, safe and free of corruption.
Kigali, Rwanda’s political, economic and cultural center, is one of the cleanest, greenest and safest capital cities in Africa. With a population of just over a million, it is refreshingly easy to navigate. Spanning several hills and valleys, the suburbs feature winding boulevards, bustling streets and flowering trees. The city’s rebirth after its destruction in 1994 has been rather spectacular. A number of ambitious building projects have emerged, and there are various good places to eat, well-presented sites of historical and cultural importance, and a general liveliness on the busy and colorful streets. Many visitors agree that Kigali is one of the best places to start an African immersion experience. The conference and summer school is hosted at the campus of the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Remera.
The fees for the international conference package cover the following:
- Conference registration
- Hotel accommodation (with breakfast and free WIFI)
- Meals during program activities
- Transportation for program activities (including airport transfers)
- On-site orientation
- Program-related activity and entrance fees
- Coordination, guiding and 24/7 emergency support
Not included are the transportation to/from the destination airport (including international airfare and taxes), visas, immunizations, some of the meals, items and services of a personal nature, and other discretionary expenses.
- Conference: US $1,290 (sharing room basis)
- Single occupancy supplement: US $85
- Optional Akagera NP safari extension: US $550 (sharing room basis)
- Single occupancy supplement: US $60
- Optional Mountain Gorilla extension: US $2,100 (sharing room basis)
- Single occupancy supplement: US $70
28 CPD credits (Rwanda Medical & Dental Council)