The Pedagogy of the Peace Institute

The Institute provides an opportunity for individuals, groups and organizations seeking to develop their skills in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, diplomacy, policy analysis and international relations.

  1. Teaching: A team of well-qualified lecturers drawn from local and international universities provide instructions on selected courses in conflict resolution, international relations and social science research. Emphasis is placed on theory, methodology and practice to develop the students' analytical and critical abilities.
  2. Seminars and public lectures: Monthly seminars (conference) known as Hekima Peace Forum, are an integral part of the HIPSIR academic program. Topics pertinent to the study of conflict analysis, peace building, policy analysis, transitional justice, post-conflict reconstruction, forced migration and the conduct of international relations are presented by experts in the field, academics and students. The seminars serve as an important forum for networking with other academic, research and civil society institutions in the search for peace.
  3. Research: The Institute trains, encourages, and promotes conducting research on the dynamics of different conflict situations, on-going peace processes and conflict trends, international peacekeeping and regional peace, refugees and displaced persons and human rights issues. The students are required to submit a research project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters degree at HIPSIR. The aim is to produce raw data on the reality on the ground, make a theoretical analysis and propose practical solutions. HIPSIR is also initiating a research centre that will bring together both academics and practitioners with the aim of documenting, appraising and disseminating the theory and practice of peacebuilding and international relations.
  4. Facilities: HIPSIR is equipped with modern library and information technology facilities. The Institute is subscribed to many online and print journals on peace studies and international relations. HIPSIR also has conference facilities as well as 14 self-contained rooms and 6 shared rooms.

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CHARTERED MEDIATORS COURCE EVALUATION

CHARTERED MEDIATORS COURCE EVALUATION

Have you ever wondered who speaks for the rights of small scale miners/communities in the extractive industries? Hekima institute of peace studies and International relations (HIPSIR) with the help of our donor Misean Cara sponsored 12 individuals from Kwale County...

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THE SEVENTH STUDENT LED CONFERENCE

THE SEVENTH STUDENT LED CONFERENCE

Contrary to the previously held student led conference that took place in one day, the seventh was a two-day event that took place on the 17th and 18th October 2019. A large representation of members from various social diversities, the...

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CMT Consultation Meeting

CMT Consultation Meeting

For long, there has been an unclear resonance of where to find African conflict-related data. The fact that many western and other external independent firms such as NGO's and data service providing firms are always undertaking this kind of venture...

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International Relations Students Visit to IPSTC

International Relations Students Visit to IPSTC

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) students undertook an educational visit to the International Peace Support and Training Centre (IPSTC) on 3rd October 2019. The 15 International Relations class students led by Dr. Elisée Rutagambwa, who explained...

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5th Annual Student-led conference

5th Annual Student-led conference

The Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) of Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya is organizing and hosting the 7th Annual Student led conference which is a one-day conference on the 18th October 2019 on the theme - The...

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A visit to the Hekima university college chapel during the TRRR conference

A visit to the Hekima university college chapel during the TRRR conference

I can do yoga in this chapel, Dr. Waltrina Middleton, delegate at the TRRR conference expressing her love for the Hekima University College chapel. The 8th Transatlantic Round table Conference on Religion and Race (TRRR) was convened in Nairobi, Kenya, at...

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Kwale Field Visit Report

Kwale Field Visit Report

The second lot of the Ongoing Chartered mediators Course training had its planned field visit of Kwale County on 2nd September 2019. The visit targeted mining areas in the County with an intention of getting firsthand information from the miners...

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Mban Leadership Training

Mban Leadership Training

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) conducted a 3 day workshop on Christian Leadership and Peacebuilding in Mban Parish Migori with the target audience being 29 church leaders from the parish. The feedback from the participants and...

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Trans-Atlantic conference on Religion and Race (TRRR)Conference

Trans-Atlantic conference on Religion and Race (TRRR)Conference

The Trans-Atlantic conference on Religion and Race was held from 1st -5th July 2019 at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR). The conference was attended by over 60 participants different cultural diversities and religions across the globe....

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Conflict Resolution and Peace Building Course

Conflict Resolution and Peace Building Course

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) held a 5 day training on conflict resolution and peace building from 22nd to 26th July 2019. The training was attended by 21 participants from different institutions and organizations working for...

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Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop

Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) hosted a two day Early Career Researcher (ECR) workshop on 16th and 17th July 2019. The workshop brought together over 35 participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Ethiopia with...

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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