Hyppolite Ntigurirwa


Hyppolite is an authour, artist, scholar, and founder of Be the Peace, an organisation focusing on halting the intergenerational transmission of hate and to promote the power of cross-generational healing. 
A child survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, in 2019 he envisioned and conducted the “Be the Peace Walk,” a 100-day performance piece in which he walked across Rwanda to commemorate 25 years since the end of the genocide.Hyppolite has worked as Arts Manager for the British Council in Rwanda, focused on disability rights and societal inclusion.
 A 2020 Yale World Fellow, a 2021 Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School, a Peace Ambassador for European Commission and One Young World and is currently completing his PhD with the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations in Coventry. 

His book with Andrew Crofts “A Boy Called Hyppo”shares his genocide experiences, and journey to forgiveness. Two films:TheYoung Leaders - One Young World Stories (2021) and Something to Give (2020) covers his work with genocide survivors and perpetrators, and their descendants, on projects to halt intergenerational transmission of hate throughout Rwanda.