Meet Our Alumni

Agatha Ndonga KenyanAgatha Ndonga (Kenyangraduated from the HIPSIR with a M.A in Peace Studies and International Relations in October 2015. She was motivated to study at HIPSIR by the Jesuit standard of education and her desire for knowledge and skills in pursuit of peace. Her studies at HIPSIR have enabled her to adequately link human rights and transitional justice to the peace aspect. Agatha is currently a program associate at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), an international NGO that assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocities or human rights abuses. 


 

Hope Tichaenzana Chichaya ZimbabweanHope Tichaenzana Chichaya (Zimbabweanearned his M.A in Peace Studies and International Relations from the HIPSIR in graduation year. His passion and drive to study at the university was motivated by the interdisciplinary aspect of the M.A program and the Jesuit’s long-standing culture of academic excellence.While at HIPSIR, he was a beneficiary of the JEASAM and KAAD scholarships.  Hope believes that the program is relevant to the demands of the contemporary reality of Africa and the world. He is currently the programme manager at Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) in South Sudan.  


 

James Damas Ngahy (Rev. Fr. Dr.) (Nigeria) holds a M.A in Peace Studies and International Relations from the HIPSIR. His role as a missionary in the field draws on many facets of his academic work, in particular the practical research work, he pursued at HIPSIR. Fr. James is currently working with Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Ibadan Archdiocese; and partly lecturing Peace Studies both in Ibadan University and at International Institute of Journalism of Ibadan.

 

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TEN POINTS FOR THE KENYAN ELECTIONS 2017

TEN POINTS FOR THE KENYAN ELECTIONS 2017

Dr. Elias Opongo, SJ General elections are scheduled to be held in Kenya on 8 August 2017. Voters will elect the President and his deputy, members of Parliament (Senate and National Assembly) and devolved government members (county governors and ward representatives)....

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Hekima Monthly Public Forum

Hekima Monthly Public Forum

Elections Preparedness: A Reality Check, My Responsibility 7 July 2017 With the upcoming general elections scheduled for August 2017, HIPSIR recognizes that initiating a multifaceted peace building effort and preventing pre and post elections violence and creating sustainable peace beyond the elections...

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HIPSIR Baseline Survey on Capacity and Knowledge Gaps in Extractive Industries in Kenya

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) is conducting a baseline survey on the existing capacity and knowledge gaps at the county levels (Turkana, Kwale, Kitui, Lamu, Migori and Taita Taveta) in addressing the diverse issues of concern...

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REFLECTIONS ON ELECTORAL FIASCOS | Macharia Munene

REFLECTIONS ON ELECTORAL FIASCOS | Macharia Munene

MACHARIA MUNENE Major political parties in Kenya went through what should have been a routine exercise which in reality turned out to be orchestrated fiascos. The major ones, the Jubilee and the CORD coalitions, displayed either gross incompetence or political mischief....

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Women's participation in politics and electoral processes

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) and in collaboration with International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Community Advocacy and Awareness Trust (CRAWN-Trust), Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness (CREAW), and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC),...

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Countering Religious Extremism and Violence: Dialo-Praxis on Interreligious Dialogue, Holy Scripture (mis)Interpretations and Political Implications

Religious extremism and violence is the plague of our time. It has increased in frequency, scale and has become a central issue for Kenya and the region. Some religious groups in the country have adopted radical and divisive doctrines, convictions...

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Interreligious Dialogue and Scholarly Dialo-Praxis on Countering Violent Religious Extremism

Interreligious Dialogue and Scholarly Dialo-Praxis on Countering Violent Religious Extremism

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) successfully held a roundtable and a public forum on 4th April 2017 on countering violent religious extremism in Kenya. The theme of the round-table was "Interreligious Dialogue and Scholarly Dialo-Praxis on...

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