“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.

My area of interest includes: Designing programs for education in emergencies, managing peacebuilding projects, conflict analysis, mediation, monitoring and evaluation, and policy analysis. 

Education: 

University of Notre Dame (M.A. Peace Studies), Yale University (English), University of Nairobi (B.Ed. Literature and Linguistics; PGD Mass Communication), and Strathmore University (Accountancy, CPA).