Charles Kalinganire

Name: Charles KALINGANIRE
Position:Lecturer

Contact
Tel: +250 (0) 788534159/ +250 (0) 728534159
Email: C.KALINGANIRE@ur.ac.rw; kalinganirecharles@gmail.com

 

Charles Kalinganire was born on 1 July 1961 in Gicumbi, Northern Province in Rwanda and he is Holder of a MA degree in Arts-Sociology delivered by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2003. He benefited from various trainings in Social Work offered respectively by the University of Stellenbosch (Case Work, Group and Community Work and Social Work Management) and Tulane University. Charles Kalinganire is trilingual in English, French and Kinyarwanda.
Charles Kalinganire is Lecturer at the University of Rwanda/College of Arts and Social Sciences in the Department of Social Sciences and he is currently PhD Candidate in Social Work. He has been working as consultant with Trócaire, World Vision, UNICEF, Care International, Gender Monitoring Office, Tulane University, CBOs, FBOs and various Rwandan ministries. His Main research activities and consultancies focus on Child and Family welfare, gender, HIV/AIDS and social development

 

Work experience :
Lecturer at NUR since October 1999 to date (Director of University Library from 9/7/2007 to 13/7/2009; Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Social Sciences from 12/2/2004 to 5/5/2005; Training and Research Officer in Trocaire/Child Studies Unit of The University College Cork, Irland (Rwanda Office) from September 1997 to October 1999; Teacher at a Girls’ Secondary Social School from September 1984 to October 1993.

 

Teaching:

Lecturer at the University of Rwanda: College of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Social Sciences. The Modules currently taught are:
- Introduction to Social Work
- Social Work Intervention and Globalization
- Social Work Practice I and II

 

Research:
- PhD Research: “The role of social work in empowering PLWHA for poverty alleviation: Evidence from PLWHA’s associations in Huye District”
- Ongoing applied Social Work Research with focus on the topic “Synthesizing indigenous and international social work theory and practice in Rwanda” done within the project built on an established partnership between UR and three Canadian Universities: York University, University of Manitoba and St. Thomas University.

 
Recent publications:
- Kalinganire, C. & Rutikanga, C. (2015). The role of social work in poverty reduction and the realisation of Millennium Development Goals in Rwanda. Kampala: Fountain Publishers.
- Kalinganire, C. & Rutikanga, C. (2014). The status of social work education and practice in Rwanda. In: H. Spitzer, J.M. Twikirize & G.G. Wairire, Ed. 2014. Professional social work in East Africa: Towards social development, poverty reduction and gender equality. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. Ch. 8., 108-120.
- Kalinganire, C. & Rutikanga, C. (2014). Social development as the privileged model for social work practice in post-genocide Rwanda. In: H. Spitzer, J.M. Twikirize & G.G. Wairire, Ed. 2014. Professional social work in East Africa: Towards social development, poverty reduction and gender equality. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. Ch. 16., 232-244.
- Kalinganire, C. (2004). The role of Social Work in the socio-economic development of Rwanda. Etudes Rwandaises, 8, 164-188.
- Regine King, Suzanne Dudziak & Charles Kalinganire. (2014). North-South social work partnership: strengthening the development of social work in Rwanda, Transnational Social Review: A Social Work Journal, 4: 2-3, pp. 137-151. (To link to the article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21931674.2014.950110)