The Burundi Memory Project is a collective work that is being implemented by a group of young researchers from several Burundian universities. The members of the research team come from various backgrounds such as social and political science, law, clinical psychology, social work and new technology of information. The choice of such a multifaceted team has been dictated by the need to increase the interdisciplinarity and collaboration across a range of research fields. The collaborative approach combined with a more integrated working environment has significantly broaden the perspective on memory as a concept. The research team and the IRSD are supported by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR).
PARTNERS TO THE PROJECT
The research work is conducted under the umbrella of the Institute for Scientific Research and Development (IRSD) which is hosted by Hope Africa University. But researchers working at the IRSD come from other learning institutions such as the University of Burundi, the University of Lake Tanganyika. The Research Team is supervised by Aloys Batungwanayo – a PhD Candidate at Lausanne University in Switzerland and Dr. Desire Manirakiza – a sociologist and a senior lecturer at both the University of Burundi and the Catholic University of Yaoundé in Cameroon.