Murakaza neza mu Rwanda – Welcome to Rwanda!
Kigali/Rwanda has been selected as the host city for the Global Trauma Symposium 2022 – Pioneering Innovation in Trauma Recovery. gHive is honored to provide a platform for a multinational consortium of experts interested in sharing their knowledge with other mental and allied health professionals from all over the world.
Join us to discuss progressive and novel approaches to trauma recovery through a variety of cultural viewpoints in a highly dynamic and diverse platform. International leaders will introduce the latest innovations in their area of specialty. Additionally, Rwandan trauma recovery experts will highlight the country’s achievements.
gHive invites you to learn about Rwanda’s noble recovery efforts, to build your professional skill set, and to experience the unparalleled beauty of the Land of a Thousand Hills and its people.
Participants of this event will be able to:
- Describe a variety of international orientations to mental healthcare.
- Learn about trauma from multinational experts in their area of expertise.
- Understand diverse manifestations of trauma within a variety of cultural contexts.
- Create once-in-a-lifetime memories and build lasting friendships.
Post-traumatic stress and related conditions are at the root of many social ailments that affect humanity on a global scale. The economic and social costs are significant and self-perpetuating without culturally appropriate interventions. While trauma’s influence on the mental and physical health of our global community are extensive, an opportunity to effect intergenerational change is before us.
Until recent times, the western voice has dominated the dialogue surrounding the delivery of mental healthcare, thereby sidelining alternative viewpoints in the industry. Various countries and cultures carry their own unique set of strengths and perspectives on health that have the capacity to contribute to our understanding of the causes and cures of trauma. gHive, in partnership with its local affiliates mHub and GEI, will highlight the work of trauma experts from locations all over the globe. In recognition of its noble recovery efforts and cutting edge work following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has been chosen for the first annual Global Trauma Symposium.
Join us in beautiful Kigali, Rwanda to learn from and alongside local professionals as well as global participants. The Symposium will highlight Rwanda as an international leader in trauma recovery while providing a platform for a diverse set of voices in the industry to share their knowledge. gHive invites you to learn about Rwanda’s noble recovery efforts, to build your professional skill set, and to experience the unparalleled beauty of the Land of a Thousand Hills and its people.
Learn more: Symposium overview (PDF)
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 symposium is hosted at the Kigali Convention Centre.
gHive – The Global Hive
gHive is a global community dedicated to progressive approaches to healing trauma.
At gHive, we have a vision for trauma-focused mental healthcare available globally. We want to contribute to a world with easy access to comprehensive, high quality care with every opportunity for recovery, everywhere. To support this goal, we created gHive as a U.S.-based Public Benefit Corporation that provides progressive approaches to training, prevention, and treatment for trauma and related challenges.
Our services are available to everybody and our community enjoys a strong multicultural and multinational environment. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds or from low- and middle-income countries enjoy substantial discounts. Furthermore, we are affiliated with local mental health organizations such as mHub and directly benefit communities in Africa and Asia.
More information: www.ghive.org
mHub – The Mental Health Hub
The mHub is a global network of mental health organizations that help people achieve mental and emotional wellbeing. We are a social purpose business that strives to bridge the gaps in access and quality of mental health services worldwide, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries in Africa. We currently have a presence in Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa and serve the wider East and Southern Africa regions with our programs.
We have identified the workplace as the ideal starting point for our mission to bridge the gaps in access and quality of mental health services worldwide. Why? People spend more time working than pursuing and other activity apart from sleeping. Employers hence have a unique opportunity to provide programs and services aimed at improving the mental health of the people they employ. mHub provides all-in-one wellbeing with a comprehensive package of proven interventions, grounded in science, and provided on a single digital platform to employers in Africa and beyond.
More information: www.mental-health-hub.org
GEI – The Global Engagement Institute
Among others, GEI is responsible for all logistics and travel packages relating to the Symposium.
At GEI, we pride ourselves to be a pioneer in high-impact international education, engagement and exchange in Africa and Asia. We are a private American institute with particularly deep roots in the countries where we operate. Our presence in Rwanda with a strong local team dates back to 2007.
Our work supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted by all UN member states in 2015. We share its vision of a sustainable world – a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet.
More information: www.global-engagement.org
Packages & Costs
The registration to attend the Symposium is handled exclusively by gHive. Please visit the official Symposium page here. The registration fee is US $250.
Available Symposium travel packages
GEI offers two Symposium travel packages – a basic 5-day package and a comprehensive 8-day package. Furthermore, optional pre- and post-program extensions are available for both packages to either explore Akagera National Park with safari game drives or track the famous mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Overviews of both package options can be download here: 5-day basic package | 8-day comprehensive package
The fees for the two travel packages cover the following:
- 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 or any required COVID-19 tests, the Symposium registration (US $250, payable towards gHive), some of the meals, items and services of a personal nature, and other discretionary expenses. Please take a look at the itinerary overviews available for download above for further details.
In addition to the gHive registration (USD 250):
USD 1,640 or USD 2,240, depending on package
- Symposium registration (payable to gHive): USD 250
- Basic travel package (5 days): USD 1,640
- Comprehensive travel package (8 days): USD 2,240
- Extension I – Akagera National Park (3 days): USD 890
- Extension II – Mountain Gorilla Trek (3 days): USD 2,050
15 CEs are available for licensed mental health providers via the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc (NBCC). Please check with your licensing board to confirm they honor CEs issued through the NBCC.