Théophile Sewimfura

Théophile SewimfuraThéophile Sewimfura holds a MA in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies from the University of Rwanda. Since 2002 he served with several organisations in the Great Lakes Region of Africa including Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC) Uganda, Burundi and South Sudan where he has been actively involved in facilitating hundreds of seminars and workshops on healing the wounds of ethnic conflicts, community development and servant leadership in post-violence settings.

Since 2008 he has contributed to the development and adaptation of the Community-Based Sociotherapy intervention among affected communities in the Great Lakes Region and promoted the implementation of sociotherapy within refugee community settings in Rwanda and Uganda. In these 14 years he monitored closely the impact of the community-based sociotherapy approach in transforming identity-based conflicts in Rwanda and DRC.

Theophile is the Founder of Africa Restoring Bridges Initiative (ARBI), which is implementing community-based sociotherapy in North-Kivu in DRC.