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Women in Post-handshake

HIPSIR in partnership with Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI) hosted a strategic meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to find ways in which women can contribute to an inclusive, just and sustaining peace in Kenya after the handshake. It was underscored that women in different parts of the country at all levels engage in diverse activities towards this realization. However, their activities are uncoordinated hence little collaboration and thus increased competition among themselves. It was therefore deemed that by coming together and putting their voices heard, women can have a unified agenda towards a just and peaceful society.

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Research On Social Conflict, Social Capital, And Religio-Cultural Reconciliation Practices In East Africa

Participants in Migori

HIPSIR was involved in data collection in Kenya and Nothern Uganda. Preliminary findings indicate that religious leaders have been effective actors in advancing reconciliation in Northern Uganda as well as to some extent in South Sudan. Over the years, religious leaders have been leading the process for reconciliation and have been preferred by the people because of their impartiality and fairness in addressing issues in the region. However, the impartiality and neutrality have recently been diluted by some church leaders' subscription to political ideologies. Their engagement has further been tainted by competition amongst Christian denominations and divergent doctrines. These have led to a decrease in confidence and credibility on the part of religious leaders and affected their contribution to reconciliation efforts in the region.

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Stakeholder Meetings on Extractive Industries

HIPSIR brought together representatives from Civil society, county government, national government, Base Titanium and the community who are actively involved on issues of extractives in Kwale county.

Participants in Migori

The aim of the workshop was to disseminate and discuss a baseline survey that was conducted in six counties ( Turkana, Kwale, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Kitui and Migori) by HIPSIR in 2017 on Knowledge and Policy Gaps in Extractive Industries in Kenya.

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Reconceptualising North Korea as a Threat to Global Peace and Security

Michelle Digolo Nyandong holds a BA (Hons) International Relations and Law from Keele University, UK. She also holds an MA in Peace Studies and International Relations (Hons) from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations). She is an expert on identity-based conflicts with interests in drone warfare, identity and culture, foreign policy and transitional justice.

Michelle Digolo Nyandong

Nationalistic music booms as countless missiles streak through the thin air in rapid-fire sequence and blow up along the skyline, hurling huge plumes of blinding smoke into the air. A United Nations mission team probably called United Nations Mission in North Korea (UNAMINK) finds its way into Pyongyang, while brave American soldiers try to secure points to attack North Korea.

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