Sunday, 21 March 2010

The CEDAC started a new concept of reintegration of former combatants around the water programs

With its Belgian partner Global Water Institute "GWI, CEDAC has signed a partnership agreement with this NGO which aims to reintegrate ex-combatants in Burundi around the water programs. This is the result of a field visit of 20 days of GWI’s President; Ms. Valerie Ndaruzaniye has done in Burundi to realize the achievements of CEDAC and share with CEDAC’s members their aspirations on programs related water and prevention of conflicts related to water.

Currently, when we talk about warm weather, members of CEDAC have expressed their strong desire to contribute to the success of this project especially that this project will give them a work. In all municipalities visited, members of CEDAC expressed a warm welcome to the President of GWI event with a march led by the dancing drummers of Burundi.
On the posters, saying "we lust for drinking water for all"

The visit was concluded with a round table made by dignitaries of Burundi and the donors working in Burundi. This meeting was organized by CEDAC and GWI and the goal was to present the initiative to the decision makers to solicit their support.
I would not fail to thank the Belgian NGO for its will expressed in the reintegration of ex-combatants in Burundi while hoping that this example could be followed by other donors wishing to assist Burundi .

Eric Niragira

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Eric Niragira,President of CEDAC and the Niarchos Prize 2010

This is an opportunity for me to express my gratitude and thanks to Survivors Corps and his team who has submitted my nomination for Niarchos Prize 2010.
This award represents to me and CEDAC a sign of encouragement to outstanding against people who have dedicated their lives to help and assist vulnerable people and victims of conflits. It also gave me a hope that my work to of assisting ex-combatants and transform them into leaders is appreciated by many personalities, which gives me hope that the future of this program is better.
This award will allow me to strengthen programs to assist survivors of the war in Burundi and I will also strengthen the institutional capacity of CEDAC.
May everyone follow this good example of Survivor Corps to decrease the suffering of survivors of war and participation in conflict prevention.
The road is still long but I believe that together we can prepare a better world for future generations

Eric Niragira