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Jean de Dieu Basabose: Anti-corruption Education and Peacebuilding - The Ubupfura Project in Rwanda (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019).

ISBN (Hardcover): 978-3-030-03364-4
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ISBN (MyCopy): 978-3-030-03366-8

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  • Explores how corruption has increasingly become a challenging issue that undermines peacebuilding processes
  • Demonstrates the involvement of children not only as beneficiaries of an anti-corruption education but as an anti-corruption agent, which is an innovation on the African continent
  • Offers a timely and attractive read in light of the relevance of the anti-corruption education on the African continent and the use of cultural resources

This study explores corruption in Rwanda and highlights the necessity of developing anti-corruption education as a way of combating corruption. It argues that an effective campaign against corruption should consider promoting anti-corruption education with the aim of enabling present and future generations to maintain and live out the Ubupfura (meaning "trust/respect") ethical values. Considering the link between anti-corruption and peacebuil-ding efforts, as explained in this study, it is underlined that continuous efforts to raise such generations could undoubtedly move Rwandan society toward a sustainable peace. Peacebuilders, anti-corruption agents, and public policymakers are the primary beneficiaries of the study.

Keywords: Corruption in Rwanda Anti-corruption Peace education Peacebuilding in Rwanda Ubupfura Ubupfura values Next generation peacebuilding Anti-corruption advocates Anti-corruption curriculum Building moral qualities Ethical values in Rwanda

Author’s affiliation
Jean de Dieu Basabose, Public Management, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

Jean de Dieu Basabose (2022)

Jean de Dieu Basabose is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Whole Family Lab. Based at the Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre, Jean's research works will be focusing on promoting emotional well-being in newcomer Canadian families.

With more than 15 years of experience in peacebuilding work, Jean de Dieu Basabose has facilitated numerous trainings and workshops on building peace, mediation, community organizing, organisational governance, monitoring local peace initiatives, nonviolent communication, trauma healing and counselling, and reconciliation. He also has experience in impact evaluations of peacebuilding and justice projects.

Jean co-founded Shalom Educating for Peace in 2007, and he co-directed the organization for more than 10 years, making tireless efforts to build and sustain positive peace through peace and nonviolence education. Jean’s contribution to building healthy and peaceful communities has focused on educating children, helping them grow up with a pro-peace mindset and preparing them to be peacemaking agents. His current research entitled “Anti-corruption Education and Peacebuilding” underlines the necessity of educating children and helping them to grow up with anti-corruption mindset and living with integrity. Jean’s research interests include: peace education; promoting anti-corruption education as a way of building positive peace; refugees and forced migration issues; and dialogue for healing the wounds of the past and reconciliation among diaspora groups as well as their integration in host communities. Jean holds a PhD in Public management from Durban University of Technology, a Master’s Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the National University of Rwanda.

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Email: Jean de Dieu Basabose Source: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada