Idjwi, South Kivu, D.R. Congo: International City of Peace
We welcome Kashali Bamenyirwe and his colleagues who are establishing Idjwi, or Ijwi, an inland island in Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as an International City of Peace.
Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.
ABOUT IDJWI, D.R. CONGO
In our territory, we have suffered popular injustices by our community, which is why we are confronted with these problems. We did our best to put an end to popular injustice and to get to this point. We are driven by this problem. With the experience we have, we are constant to not go backward on the social plan.
- To restore peace in our community,
- To share ideas together,
- To promote gender parity,
- To build a solid foundation for the future,
- To help people in difficult situations.
Letter of Intent (with signatories)
ABOUT THE LIAISON
“My name is Bamenyirwe Kashali, I grew up in Idjwi but spend some time in Bukavu, Goma, Kigali, and Kampala to increase my knowledge. I have a diploma in general pedagogy. In our territory, we have suffered popular injustices by our community, which is why we are confronted with these problems. We did our best to put an end to popular injustice and to get to this point. We are driven by this problem. With the experience we have, we are constant to not go backward on the social plan.
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ABOUT Idjwi, South Kivu, D.R. Congo (from Wikipedia)
Idjwi, or Ijwi, is an inland island in Lake Kivu which forms part of South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At 70 km (43 mi) in length and with an area of 340 km2 (131 sq mi), it is the second-largest lake island in Africa and the tenth largest in the world. Idjwi is roughly equidistant between the Congo and Rwanda, with 10 to 15 kilometres (6 to 9 mi) separating its western shore from the DRC mainland and a similar distance between its eastern shore and the coastline of Rwanda. The island’s southern tip, however, lies only 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from a promontory of the Rwandan coast.
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