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 a great focus on peace, security and conflict. This was mainly meant for Early Career Researchers and academics, especially PHD holders (less than 10 years) and PhD students. It was co-hosted by Africa Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s College London and the British Academy. Prof. Funmi Olonisakin the founding director ALC and Dr. Sarah Njeri a research associate with ALC were among the delegates present.