Vision, Mission and Objectives

Vision
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 full human potential for good.

Mission
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 inculcation of spiritual values.

Objectives

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:

  1. 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;
  2. Monitor issues of conflict in Africa and search for their root causes including the new world economic and political order that tend to marginalize the continent while exploring its resources;
  3. 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;
  4. Develop a database and documentation centre on peace and conflict studies, and conflict resolution;
  5. 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
  6. Foster space for understanding through dialogue, peace and justice

Philosophy
The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations fulfils 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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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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