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Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations

Vision And Mission


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 the full human potential for good.


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 the inculcation of spiritual-ethical values.


  •  The general objective of the Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is to train men and women to provide instruction and expertise in peace building and conflict resolution at a high-quality tertiary education level. To achieve its objective the Institute seeks to:
  • Engage the professors and students as a community committed to teaching, learning, and researching on conflict issues in Africa so as to provide solutions for peace and political stability;
  • Monitor issues of conflict in Africa and search for their root causes including the new world economic and political order that tends to marginalize the continent while exploring its resources;
  • Study the Catholic social teaching as well as the teachings and wisdom of other religious traditions especially, the African cultural and religious vision on peace and reconciliation;
  • Develop a database and documentation center on peace and conflict studies and conflict resolution;
  • Co-operate with academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as religious institutions involved in the search for peace in Africa and around the world; and
  • Foster space for understanding through dialogue, peace, and justice


The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations fulfills this mission with a vivid concern for all matters related to integral human, social, cultural, and spiritual development within the Church and civil society. In line with the Jesuit tradition of education, it expects and demands academic excellence from its teachers and students in view of the leadership they are called to exercise for the well-being of each human being and for the building of a just human society. In wisdom we search for Truth, and with integrity and freedom we live by its Spirit.


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