Director of the Peace Programme for the Institute for the Study of African Realities
After completing my Ph.D. I returned to Nairobi, Kenya. My new position here is Director of the Peace Programme for the Institute for the Study of African Realities that is under the umbrella of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. I am excited about this as it will help me address some of the issues that are so close to my heart.
February 2007: I am in the final year of my doctoral program at Fuller Theological Seminary. The focus of my research is on The Application of Biblical Principles of Conflict Transformation in Ethno-religious Situations, with Specific Reference to Jos and Kaduna in Nigeria .
While at EMU, I did my practicum January-February, 2003, under MCC in Jos, Nigeria, where Gopar Tapkida was heading the peace program. It seemed to me that Gopar was faced with a daunting task, and I really wondered how long it would take before we saw the fruit of his labor. Well, I had the privilege of going back there for my doctoral research last summer, 2006, and I was truly amazed at how effective and widespread the trainings in peacebuilding had been. There was a remarkable difference in just three years.