Kashojwa B, Isingiro, Uganda: International City of Peace

We welcome WANE RUSAGARA ERIC and the citizens of Kahojwa “B” in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Isingiro, Uganda. As they establish their community as a City of Peace, with emphasis on their local organization Changia Africa, a refugee-led peacebuilding initiative, we admire their courage and commitment to increasing the safety, prosperity and quality of life for all in their village.

Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.




CHANGIA is a refugee led-organization aims to promote sustainable development and social change in Africa.

In Nakivale we have experienced different discrimination, injustice, with no hope, insecurity or prosperity

Due to the backgrounds of everyone we believe through CHANGIA peace program and competitions games, dialogue, conferences , hope, peace tournaments, justice, security and prosperity will be restored when these initiatives are implemented which will reunite different nationalities.



Where peace is love, liberty, health is there, that’s why we support CHANGIA city of peace in Nakivale ISingiro District to stand and advocate for peace around and outside Nakivale, We mean everywhere in Uganda CHANGIA city of peace will be working and implements its projects.

We leaders of Changia city of peace are committed to establish a city of peace in Nakivale and Uganda in general to promote economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of the people of our region and we shall be designated every 21 September of each year to be the international day of peace devoted to commemorate and strengthening the quality of life of the people in both within and among all the nations and people, therefore be it is:

  • Resolved that CHANGIA  AFRICA ORGANIZATION LTD proclaims the CHANGIA CITY OF PEACE in perpetuity, and be it further.
  • Resolved that CHANGIA AFRICA ORGANIZATION  designates 21 September of each year to be the changia city of peace nakivale isingiro district.
  • Resolved that the CHANGIA AFRICA ORGANIZATION develops policies and procedures that promotes establishing peace in our region in perpetuity.







WANE RUSAGARA ERIC is a social entrepreneur, change maker, peace maker, humanitarian, climate activist, writer, motivation speaker and filmmaker. He is founder and executive director of Changia Africa Organization LTD and co-founder of cherish women initiatives. CHANGIA Africa organization LTD commonly known On ground as CHANGIA Africa Centre is a refugee led-organization founded on 23rd August, 2016 In Nakivale Refugee Settlement.

Wane Rusagara is a Congolese by nationality, born KILIBA ONDS ON 23rd/October, and raised in Uvira South-Kivu. He now lived in Uganda since 2014. Reaching Uganda, he produced different films about education and safety for children.


He has a diploma in General pedagogy in Congo Lubumbashi at Saint Augustine College,


He has several professional trainings AND certificate:

2015 – Certificate of Alternative to violence projects [TOT]  about peace from the MAKERERE UNIVERSITY .

2014: certificate about Videography from WINDLE INTERNATIONAL AND UNHCR.

2021: Certificate on business and entrepreneurship

2023: Certificate on peace and liberty at students for liberty Africa. Etc…


  • To Recognize and reward safe behavior
  • Eliminate poverty through equity



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Nakivale refugee settlement is a settlement located in Isingiro District near the Tanzania border in Southwest Uganda.

Nakivale refugee settlement was established in 1958 and officially recognized as a refugee settlement in 1960 through the Uganda Gazette General Notice No. 19. Nakivale refugee settlement is the 8th largest refugee camp in the world.[6]
Nakivale refugee settlement, is approximately 200 km away from Kampala, Uganda’s capital. It is one of the oldest refugee settlements in the Uganda. It is estimated at well beyond 180 square kilometres. This enormous area is geographically divided into three administrative zones – Base camp, Juru and Rubondo. These three zones, in turn, contain a total of 74 individual villages and 51,132 households.

It currently hosts 171,387 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. Although many refugees in the area have been living there for several years, recent conflicts in nearby countries are increasing the number of arrivals per day. The majority of refugees in the settlement are Congolese although the population is largely heterogeneous with many cultures and groups from different nationalities. The settlement is divided into 79 villages with an average of 800 to 1,000 people per village.

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