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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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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The rise of Omar Al-Bashir and the Dynamics That Led to His Ouster

The rise of Omar Al-Bashir and the Dynamics That Led to His Ouster

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir with Sudan amry forces in Khartoum, Sudan on 9 April 2017 [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency] Since the wave of independence hit Africa in the 60s, the continent has had its share of problems with leadership, but few problems...

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Chartered Mediators In Ukunda and Kwale County

Chartered Mediators In Ukunda and Kwale County

The second batch of chartered mediators had a second training on July 2019 from 22nd to 25th July 2019 in Ukunda, Kwale County. This particular training had 12 participants with a gender representation of 5 women to 7 men who...

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THE TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE ON RELIGION AND RACE

THE TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE ON RELIGION AND RACE

The conference was held from 1st -5th July at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR). It was divided into 2 sections; Pre-conference and the main conference. It was attended by people from different cultural diversities and religions...

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Promoting Inter-Faith Dialogue in Kenya

Promoting Inter-Faith Dialogue in Kenya

The students from Hekima University College attended an open day at Jamia Mosque in Nairobi-Kenya, on Saturday, 27/10/2018. According to the Jamia Mosque Committee, the event served: firstly, to enhance a better understanding of Islam; secondly, to promote harmony between...

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The South Sudan Crisis: What is the way forward for peace?

The South Sudan Crisis: What is the way forward for peace?

The South Sudan Crisis: What is the way forward for peace? Lucy Poni Modi Lucy Pony Modi is currently pursuing her MA degree in Peace Studies and International Relations at HIPSIR, Hekima University College. The signing of a new peace deal between President...

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