Dr. Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza is a medical doctor, public health practitioner and a social justice activist with over 15 years of experience in the civil society sector. Nkurunziza is the co-founder and executive director of Never Again Rwanda, a peace building and social justice organization that arose following the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He is the president of the African Democracy Forum, a regional network for civil society organizations and individuals dedicated to democracy for peace, human rights and development in Africa. Nkurunziza also serves as the co-founder and board director of the Health Development Initiative Rwanda, an organization committed to improving the health of disadvantaged populations across Rwanda. He has promoted discussions on the causes and consequences of genocide and conflicts at the national and international level. In his work, he focuses on peace building and social justice that will give young people the guidance, encouragement and knowledge they need to be active citizens.