Dr Innocent Iyakaremye

Name:Dr Innocent Iyakaremye

Position: Lecturer

Contact
Tel: +25078 278 1799
Email: iyakin7@gmail.com

Innocent Iyakaremye has a PhD degree in Gender and Religion, a master’s and bachelor (honours) degrees in Theology and Development from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has also two bachelor degrees (licence) in School Psychology and Demography respectively from National University of Rwanda (NUR) and Kigali Independent University (ULK). Iyakaremye is lecturer in Master’s programme in Gender and Development at the Centre for Gender Studies of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Rwanda, and member of quality assurance committee of the College. He is ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church of Rwanda, and president of the Board of Governors of Kibogora Polytechnic, a private university in Eastern province, Rwanda. He has published peer reviewed journal articles and co-authored books in the areas of gender-based violence, religion and HIV and AIDS, and children. His research interests include the interplay between religion, gender, development, and HIV and AIDS

Some training attended:

• 2015: [3-7 August] Trained as trainer in Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative, by the United Nations Institute for Development and Economic Planning (UN IDEP) and the University of Rwanda (UR), Kigali, Rwanda.
• 2014: [9-12 September] Research on Gender in Education, by Women Leadership Project, College of Education, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
• 2014: [24 Feb. – 7 March] Refresher Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for University Lecturers and Supervisors of Masters and PhD Students, by Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), Dar-es-salam, Tanzania
• 2014: [16-19 June] Workshop on Global Transitions, Africa’s Resource Riches, and the future of Transitional Justice, by Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University, Uganda
• 2010: (July-November) Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) (Clinical Pastoral Counselling), by Association for Clinical Pastoral Education of Southern Africa (ACPESA)/University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
• 2009: Oral History as research method, by Sinomlando Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
• 2003: Management, monitoring and evaluation of projects, by Rwandan Institute of Administration and Management (RIAM)

Publications:
• Iyakaremye, I & Mukagatare, C. (2015). Forced Migration and Sexual Abuse: Experience of Democratic Republic of Congo Adolescent Girls in Kigeme Refugee Camp, Rwanda. Health Psychology Report. [Forthcoming]
• Iyakaremye, I. (2015). Christianity in Burundi, in Anthology of African Christianity. Geneva: World Council of Churches. [Forthcoming]
• Iyakaremye, I. & Isabel Phiri (July 2015): Gender Equality in the Free Methodist Church: Discrepancies in the Attitude and the Practice in Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa. Vol. 20 No. 1, (157-175).
• Iyakaremye, I. (April 2015). Neglecting religious health assets in responding to HIV and AIDS: an assessment of the response of the Free Methodist Church of Southern Africa to HIV and AIDS, Missionalia. Vol. 43 No.1, (23-44)
• Iyakaremye, I. (2010). Missio Dei in the context of Gender Based Violence and High Risk of HIV Infection: Assessment of the Ubunye Free Methodist Church of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Journal of Constructive Theology: Gender, Religion and Theology in Africa. Volume 16.2 (Talking Back: Religion, HIV and Gender), (79-107).
• Iyakaremye, I. (2005). Situation des personnes handicapées au Rwanda, in 3ème recensement de la population et de l’habitat du Rwanda au 15 Aout 2002. Kigali : Ministère des Finances st de la Planification Economique (MINECOFIN).
• Veale, A., Iyakaremye., I., Karinganire, C., Mukakizima, B., and Muramutsa, F. (1999). Rwandan Child in a Renewed Community: a Hope for a Better future (Dublin: University College Cork, Ireland)
• Dona, G., Veale, A., Iyakaremye., I., Karinganire, C., Mukakizima, B., and Muramutsa, F. (1997). Situational Analysis of Street children in Rwanda (Dublin: University College Cork, Ireland)

Teaching:
Teaching in master programme in Gender and Development:
• Module 602: Religion, Gender, Culture and Development;
• Module 607: gender and Transitional Justice

Teaching in other schools:
• Research Methodology (at Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College, master’s programme in Security studies)

Research:
• “Gender Equality in the Free Methodist Church: Discrepancies in Attitude and Practice in Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa” Accepted to be published in Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa. Volume 20 No. 1 (July 2014). This is co-authored with Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri

• “Neglecting Religious Health Assets in Responding To HIV and AIDS: An Assessment of the Response of the Free Methodist Church of Southern Africa to HIV and AIDS” Accepted to be published in the Journal of Theology of Southern Africa. () and Missionalia. I am still working on final version.

• “The Role of Single Fathers in the Education of their Children: Case study of Gasabo District, Rwanda” funded by UCLA/URCE Integrating Gender Research Grant. This will be co-authored with Dr. Gaspard Gaparayi, UR-CE and Dr. Celestin Kayonga, UR-CE. We are at the phase of data collection.

• “Compromised Property Rights? Women Living in Polygamous or Informal Unions in Rwanda”, project of the CGS academic staff funded by SIDA. We are at the stage of data collection.

• My abstract titled: “Gendered Widowhood in Rwanda: Lived Experiences of Widows and Widowers during the post-genocide” was accepted to be published in the book: African Widowhood Practices in Historical Perspective: Context, Contradictions and Constraints. I am working on the article, which is co-authored with Safari Jean Paul.

• My chapter titled: “Gender Aspect in the Rwandan Church Leadership: Case of the Free Methodist Church” is being prepared to be published in the book: Rethinking Gender in Rwanda. This is a book project of the CGS in partnership with external universities. We are working on the book chapters

• I am working on the project titled: “Anthology of African Christianity: A World Council of Churches research and publication project 2014-2015”. I am in charge of producing an article on Christianity in Burundi. I am still in preparation for data collection.

Presentation in international conferences and workshops:
• On 7 March 205, I presented a paper titled: “Forced Migration and Sexual abuse: Experience of DRC Adolescent Girls in Kigeme Refugee Camp, Rwanda” in the 10th International Conference on Gender, Culture and Migration organised on 6-7 March, 2015 at Gdansk University, Gdansk, Poland. The paper is co-authored with Mukagatare Claudine. We are now preparing the article version to submit for publication.

• On 4 August 2014, I presented a paper titled “Teaching Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda” in the workshop organized by Institute of Interdisciplinary Training and Research of Mbarara University of Science and Technology in collaboration with European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) in Mbarara, Uganda. As result of this workshop, a team of international students and lecturers in this program visited Rwanda and the CGS on 3-7 November 2014 and a partnership between UR and this institutions is currently being prepared

Other activities:
Leadership
• Kibogora Polytechnic (KP), a private university in Western Province, Rwanda: I am the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of this university since April 2013.
• Since November 2013, I am ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church, in charge of Nyamata church in Bugesera District

Research :
• “Compromised Property Rights? Women Living in Polygamous or Informal Unions in Rwanda”, project of the CGS academic staff funded by SIDA.
• “Gender Aspect in the Rwandan Church Leadership: Case of the Free Methodist Church” to be published in the book: Rethinking Gender in Rwanda. This is a book project of the CGS in partnership with external universities.

Presentation in international conferences and workshops:
• “Forced Migration and Sexual abuse: Experience of DRC Adolescent Girls in Kigeme Refugee Camp, Rwanda”, in the 10th International Conference on Gender, Culture and Migration organised, Gdansk University, Gdansk, Poland, 6-7 March, 2015 (The paper is co-authored with Mukagatare Claudine).
• “Teaching Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda”, in Justice, Memory and Reconciliation in African Post-Conflict Societies, the workshop organized by Institute of Interdisciplinary Training and Research of Mbarara University of Science and Technology in collaboration with European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) in Mbarara, Uganda, 4 August, 2014.
• “The role of the church in promoting gender equality: incongruity in the Free Methodist Church, Southern KwaZulu-Natal”, in Sharing Best Practice of Women’s and Gender Studies (African Regional Conference), Kigali Institute of Education, Centre for Gender, Culture and Development, 23-24 August, 2013.
• “Expression of john Wesley’s social ethics in free Methodist church southern Kwazulu-Natal in time of HIV and AIDS: A Post Apartheid Gender Sensitive Liberation Theological Perspective”, in Comparative Theology & Feminist Theory: Engaging African and Nordic Contexts, conference organised by the research project: Broken Women, Healing Traditions, Oslo, University of Oslo, 23-30 May 2010.