• Participants in the Ongoing training of 33 Peace Monitors from Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia & Uganda at HIPSIR grounds.
  • HIPSIR Alumni, Mr Radek Malinowski giving a key note address
  • Planting of a tree blessed by Pope Francis during his visit to Kenya in November 2015
  • Planting of a tree blessed by Pope Francis during his visit to Kenya in November 2015
  • Conference participants
  • The chair of AFCAST, Fr. Peter John Pearson from South Africa giving his presentation
  • A tree planting ceremony to mark HIPSIR's 10th Anniversary. In the background is ​M​ama Anne Mkapa
  • Mr. Richard Barno, Director of CEWARN, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dr. Elias Omondi, SJ, Director HIPSIR, Nairobi Kenya. The two directors signed an MoU that opens up collaboration between the two institutions in the areas of research, training and publication.
  • CEWARN participants with some of HIPSIR staff pose to take a group photo at HIPSIR grounds.
  • CEWARN participants undertake a group discussion
  • H.E. Dr. Aisha Larabi Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs, African Union makes a presentation during the TJ Conference​
  • H.E Benjamin Mkapa arriving at the conference in the company of Rev. Dr. Elias Omondi, SJ(HIPSIR Director)
  • H.E Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania and Dr. Joseph Afulo, SJ, Provincial (AOR), during the International Conference at HIPSIR

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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Capacity building in devolved governance, citizen participation and catholic social teachings

Capacity building in devolved governance, citizen participation and catholic social teachings

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relation (HIPSIR) is doing an evaluation in Machakos and Bungoma Counties after training groups of women in group dynamics and basic financial management. Some of the preliminary findings indicate that, the groups have...

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On 22 August 2016 HIPSIR in collaboration with Centre for Early Warning Mechanisms (CEWARN) launched a training of 33 peace monitors

On 22 August 2016 HIPSIR in collaboration with Centre for Early Warning Mechanisms (CEWARN) launched a training of 33 peace monitors

On 22 August 2016 HIPSIR in collaboration with Centre for Early Warning Mechanisms (CEWARN) launched a training of 33 peace monitors from Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia & Uganda. The training was officially opened by the Mr. Caleb...

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CHURCH LEADERS STATEMENT ON NATIONAL CRISIS IN ZIMBABWE

CHURCH LEADERS STATEMENT ON NATIONAL CRISIS IN ZIMBABWE

We, as Church leaders in Zimbabwe (see the names in the footnotes), concerned and alarmed by the unfortunate unfolding events in our beloved country, saddened by the political, social and economic meltdown, which has caused untold suffering of the masses...

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CARDINAL PETER K. A. TURKSON TO VISIT HEKIMA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

CARDINAL PETER K. A. TURKSON TO VISIT HEKIMA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

His Eminence Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson of Ghana Picture Courtesy: Getty Images His Eminence Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson will visit Hekima University College in October 2016. Cardinal Turkson is the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and one...

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Dialogue on religious extremism and violence

HIPSIR conducted 4 focus group discussions on counter-perceptions on religious extremism and violence. The discussions took place in Mombasa (14th-15th March 2016), Kwale (18th-19th March 2016), Lamu (21st-22nd March 2016), and Kilifi (24th-25th March 2016) counties. Participants included religious leaders,...

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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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CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference topic: Extractive Industries in Africa: Addressing Conflicts and Integrating Sustainable Development: 4-5 October 2016 The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR), Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya, will be holding a two-day conference on 4-5 October 2016 on...

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Call for Application - Certificate Course

HEKIMA INSTITUTE OF PEACE STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HEKIMA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE P.O. Box 21215, Nairobi, Kenya 005005, Tel: + 254 203860102; cell: +254 729755 905 CERTIFICATE COURSE IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT – MODULE II The Hekima College will be offering five days intensive (30...

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Physical Address: Riara Road, off Ngong Road
Tel: +254 20 386 0109 | +254 20 3860102
Mobile: +254 72 9755905
Email: secretary.hipsir@hekima.ac.ke