20 February 2015

NIOD started next week with the archives basic training course for the Rwadam archive staff. The course is a part of the Gacaca Archive Project. This project aims to preserve, digitise and increase the accessibility of the the documents and audio visual files created through the Gacaca Courts.

The First step is an archives basic training. The course will help the Rwandan archive staff to stabilize the physical condition of the Gacaca documents as well as to improve the document retrieval process. Addressed topics during these course are, among others, archive management, document arrangement and archival description.

The course is completed in march.

This project is the result of a cooperation between the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) , Aegis Trust , the Department of Digital Humanities  King’s College London , University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research (USC Shoah) and the NIOD.

Initial funding for the first stage of the project has been secured from the Government of Rwanda (through CNLG) and the Netherlands government.