“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
I am a conflict transformation practitioner, and scholar with seven years’ experience in running peacebuilding programs in East Africa, the Middle East, and the US.
I hold a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, a postgraduate diploma in mass communication, and a bachelor’s degree in education, literature, and linguistics from the University of Nairobi. I have also studied English and African Studies (coursework) at Yale University where I was a Fulbright scholar at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. I worked as an editor with Longhorn, a leading publishing house in eastern Africa, to develop educational 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 an editor for Peace Narratives, a journal that seeks to mediate and develop third narratives in contexts with “competing conflict narratives.”