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Joseph Hategekimana

Joseph Hategekimana

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Terram Pacis, Joseph is a human rights activist, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and the Youth Leader on the World Humanitarian Summit consultation process team.

A native of Rwanda, due to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and its aftermath, Joseph has lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Belgium. He currently lives in Norway.

Since 2005, he has been active in the Rwandan reconciliation process in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and refugees rights of young people affected by the 1998 DR Congo war.

As a social entrepreneur, Joseph created and implemented several projects with youth interests and needs in human rights, community reconstruction, social innovation, art of waging peace and democracy initiatives.

Joseph completed his studies in Physics in 2012, and has completed various training and internships in Human Rights Education, Education for Democracy, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Art of waging peace, Conflict transformation, dialogue, leadership and sustainability and project management, all delivered in non-formal educational settings.

For the past five years, Joseph has been working with young people on various projects that promote the recognition of informal education.

His cultural background and focus on youth initiatives have led him to a number of opportunities in consultation and leadership roles – particularly on projects concerned with lifelong learning initiatives, cultural diversity, challenges of social inclusion and active young people participation.