• 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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International Day of Peace in Kwale Brief

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Dialogue on religious extremism and violence

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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