• Mr. Andrew Songa (KHRC), Mr. Christopher Gitari (ICTJ​- Kenya​) and Ms. Clara Ramirez-Garat (ICTJ​- USA​) during the TJRC morning panel.
  • ​A tree planting ceremony to mark HIPSIR's 10th Anniversary. In the background is ​M​ama Anne Mkapa
  • H.E Benjamin Mkapa arriving at the conference in the company of Rev. Dr. Elias Omondi, SJ(HIPSIR Director)
  • Dr. Elias Omondi, SJ, Dr. Conny Mumma, and Dr. Jim Stormes, SJ during the International Conference at HIPSIR
  • H.E. Dr. Aisha Larabi Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs, African Union makes a presentation during the TJ Conference​
  • Panel discussion during the conference
  • H.E Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania and Dr. Joseph Afulo, SJ, Principal, Hekima College, during the International Conference at HIPSIR
  • ​Mr. Hippolyt Pul​ (CRS)​ makes a presentation in one of the panels during the conference
  • ​Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Representative, UNDP gives remarks at the opening of the TJ conference
  • ​Ms. Catherine Amenya leads the delegates for a group photo
  • Prof. Christopher Clapham makes a presentation on challenges of peacebuiling in Africa, Amb. Mwanzia moderating the session
  • Dr. Elias Omondi, Director, HIPSIR presents Dr. Joseph Afulo, SJ, Hekima College with a copy of his latest book, Catholic Church Leadership in Peace building in Africa
  • Hon. Justice Paul Kihara-Kariuki president COA, gives the opening remarks at the conference
  • Conference participants during tea break

Welcome To HIPSIR

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) offers MA degree in Peace Studies and International Relations. HIPSIR also offers accredited certificate courses in conflict analysis, transitional justice, human rights and good governance; peacebuilding, conflict resolution and reconciliation; Catholic Social Teaching; refugee, migration and peacebuilding; leadership and management, among others.... Read More

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Objective
The general objective of the Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations is to train men and women to provide instruction and expertise in peace building and conflict resolution at a high-quality tertiary education level.

Vision
To build a society where human dignity is respected, human rights promoted, faith and justice upheld, economic and natural resources shared equitably, international relations founded on principles that promote and respect human life, individuals and institution in power are held accountable, and academic excellence is pursued with the aim of achieving full human potential for good.

Mission
The Institute aims to realize its vision through integral human formation based on academic excellence, training in the theory and practice of peacebuilding and international relations, policy research, conflict monitoring, foreign policy analysis, advocacy, research and publication as well as inculcation of spiritual values.

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Our MA Program
The MA program at HIPSIR has received and graduated students from diverse religious and political affiliations coming from different parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Our students have come from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Cameroun, North and South Sudan, Zambia, Eritrea, Burkina Faso, Central Africa Republic, Ghana, Poland, Ireland, India, Costa Rica, Korea, Indonesia and Venezuela... Read More

 

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Upcoming Certificate Courses

Accredited Certificate Course (30hrs per one week course) Session I - November 2014 ​​ ​1. ​Social Research, Advocacy and Policy Implementation: ​17th – 21st November 2.    Leadership and Management Module I: 24th – 28th November Session II – February 2015 1.     National Healing & Reconciliation in Kenya: 2nd – 6th February 2.    Conflict...

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Call for MA Applications

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International  Relations (HIPSIR)                      HEKIMA COLLEGE A constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa             Call for Applications   The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is now...

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Social Research, Advocacy and Policy Implementation Course

ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE COURSE (30 hours per week): DATE: November 3rd – November 7th 2014 Venue: Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Riara Road, Nairobi. Come learn with academics and practitioners Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is a...

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International Conference

The International Conference on Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa was held at the Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) on 8th - 9th October, 2014. The conference attracted approximately 400 participants from the continents of...

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Tel: +254 20 386 0109 | +254 20 3860102
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Email: secretary.hipsir@hekima.ac.ke