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Christian Cito Cirhigiri

Doctoral Researcher

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Christian Cito Cirhigiri's Bio

Christian Cito Cirhigiri is a Congolese peace journalist, activist, and researcher with 8-years’ experience supporting youth participation in peacebuilding processes in eastern Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Colombia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Community Development from Daystar University in Kenya and a master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame in the US. He is the founder of Peacemaker 360, a communication nonprofit that connects young peacebuilders worldwide through storytelling.

Christian Cito Cirhigiri's Publications

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Christian Cito Cirhigiri's Professional Positions

  • Ghent University, Human Rights Centre, 09/2019-12/2022: PhD researcher
  • Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, Colombia, 01/2019 – present: independent Consultant
  • Peacemaker 360, Global, 02/ 2016 to present: Founder   ACDI/VOCA ,Colombia, 06/ 2018- 12/2018: Reporting Specialist
  • Bukavu Youth Action Center (BYAC),  DR Congo, 01/ 2012 – 02/2017: Co-founder/Co-director
  • Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), DR Congo, 02/2013 – 05/2013: Independent Consultant
  • Inter Church Cooperation for Development (ICCO) , DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, 09/2011 – 11/2012: Program Assistant

Christian Cito Cirhigiri's Education

  • Ghent University, Faculty of Law and Criminology, 09/2019 – ongoing: Doctorate of Law
  • University of Notre Dame, KROC Institute of International Peace Studies USA, 08/2014-05/2016: Master’s in international Peace Studies
  • Daystar University Kenya, 01/2007- 06/ 2010: Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Community Development
Christian Cito Cirhigiri's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Paddenhoek 5, 1st Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Christian Cito Cirhigiri's expertise
  • Transitional Justice


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