Bernard Noel Rutikanga

Name:Bernard Noel Rutikanga
Position: Lecturer



Rutikanga did his university studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In 1979, he obtained a B.A ( Education) with History as major, and African Literature as minor. In 1980, he completed in M.A in History. He taught History at Dar-es-Salaam Teachers College for ten years, and he taught part-time at the Institute of Adult Education. From 1989 to 1995, he was a counselor/administrator of World University Service, Tanzania, an organization, which among other things, sponsored South African and Namibian refugee students, under the auspices of World University Service, Geneva. He joined National University of Rwanda in 1995, and since then, he has been teaching History. He participated as a gacaca judge in the trials of alleged genocide perpetrators in Butare town.
For the past 36 years, he has been teaching mainly African History. In the 2015-2016 academic year, he is teaching the following modules in CASS:
• History of East Africa
• Introduction to Heritage Studies
• History of International Relations
• Comparative History of Genocides
• History of Post-Independence Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
• Contemporary World History
• Post-War Reconstruction: State-Building and Nation-Building


Research interest :
Rutikanga’s research interest revolves around Rwanda’s post-genocide efforts of reconstruction and reconciliation. He takes a keen interest in achievements and challenges in what the government institutions, civil society, Churches and the people have been doing for the past two decades to promote a reconciled and united society.
Bernard Noel Rutikanga , ‘Unity and Reconciliation in Rwanda’ in Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning &OSSREA Rwanda Chapter. 2002. Poverty Reduction Policies Relevance Test: Sectoral Policy Analysis, vol.5, Kigali
Bernard Noel Rutikanga ‘Struggle for Healing at the Grassroots’ in Mary Ann and Thomas Bamat (eds) Artisans of Peace: Grassroots Peacemaking Among Christian Communities , Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 2003. isbn no 1 57075 463 2 ( pbk).

Bernard Noel Rutikanga ‘Poverty Reduction Strategy Assessment: The Role of Good Governance in Rwanda’ in Poverty Reduction Assessment in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Rwanda, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa ( OSSREA) Addis Ababa, 2008, isbn, 978-99944-55-16-4
Gasarasi Charles, & Bernard Noel Rutikanga ‘Interviews with Political Leaders’, in Gasarasi Charles& Shyaka Anastase ( eds). 2009. Performance of Past and Present Political Parties in Rwanda, Impremerie Pallotti-Presse, Kigali
Bernard Noel Rutikanga ‘2008 Parliamentary Campaigns in Rwanda’ in Gasarasi Charles (ed).2010.The September 2008 Parliamentary Elections in Rwanda, Center for Conflict Management, Butare
Charles Gasarasi &Bernard Noel Rutikanga‘Political Pluralism and Power Sharing: Theoretical Overview’ in Political Pluralism and Power Sharing in Rwanda, Republic of Rwanda, Parliament/Senate. 2010., Kigali, Pallotti Press.
Bernard Noel Rutikanga & Justin Murwanashyaka, The 2010 Rwandan Presidential Election Campaigns in Masabo, F( ed). 2011. Rwanda: The 2010 Presidential Elections, Centre for Conflict Management, Butare, Editions de L’Universite Nationale du Rwanda.
Bernard Noel Rutikanga, Curbing Rural to Urban Migration Through Empowerment of Women and the Youth, in Rural to Urban Migration and Water Resources use in Rwanda, OSSREA Monograph Series Number 1, 2011, Kigali, Printer Set.
Bernard Noel Rutikanga, Rwanda: Local Government Reforms for Reconciliation and Poverty Reduction, in Democratic Transition in East Africa, Governance and Development at the Grassroots, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Research and Education for Democracy in Tanzania ( REDET), Dar-es-Salaam, 2011

Charles Gasarasi and Bernard Rutikanga, Rwanda ( Chapter five), in Zachary A.Lomo(ed.), Marginalization: The Plight of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in East Africa, Kampala: Fountain Publishers, 2012
Bernard Noel Rutikanga, The 1994 Failure of Peace-Keeping in Rwanda, in Governance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Rwanda, Rwanda OSSREA Chapter Monograph Series No 2, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa ( OSSREA), July 2013
Joint research conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government by OSSREA Rwanda Chapter

• Citizen Report Cards on Registration Services, in Eastern Province, 2004

• Citizen Report Card on Education and Health Services in Gatare District in Western Province, 2006.

• UBUDEHE: EDPRS Poverty Reduction Analysis, 2006.

• IMIHIGO: Rapid and Extensive Assessment of Performance Management Contract, 2006.