“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.I awoke and saw that life was a service.I acted and behold, service was a joy.”

Vincent R. Ogoti

Vincent R. Ogoti

I am a conflict transformation practitioner, and scholar with over six years’ experience in conducting mediation, training, and monitoring and evaluation programs in East Africa, the Middle East, and the US. I was a Fulbright scholar at Yale University and prior to that, I worked with Longhorn, a leading publishing house in eastern Africa, to develop content for schools in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Malawi. I have edited many creative books some of which have won prestigious literary prizes such as Burt Award for African Literature.

I founded Pearls House and Pearls Publishers to give scholars and practitioners a platform to collaborate and share ideas that will change our nation and propel it to a desired sustainable future. I am also a publisher of Peace Narratives, a journal that seeks to mediate and develop third narratives in contexts with competing conflict narratives.

I was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Notre Dame, Yale University, University of Nairobi, and Strathmore University.