On special request, the Institute conducts a five day
workshop with a focus on Justice, Peace and reconciliation.
The program is run in the same mode as our one-credit programs that take place
every month. During this workshop, students attend class every
morning between 8.30 a.m and 12.00 p.m and do field research every
afternoon from 1.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m for the five days. The course is
taught by an Africanist
lecturer from one of the local Universities.
Since the MIAS educational method is participatory combining classroom
lectures with directed field research, a graduate field assistant is assigned to each student to facilitate the field research.
The program requires the following:
with a field assistant for the five days for a minimum
of two hours per day
b) doing field research in all parts of the Nairobi area including the
informal settlements (popularly referred to as slums)
c) riding the local transportation system
d) writing a reflection paper of one and a half pages daily
f) attending all classes
g) reading all materials required for the courses
h) putting aside medical and vacation needs, except in emergency
i) bypassing tourist places and sites
j) (For non-Africans) living in an African environment
- Adults: African and foreign engaged in pastoral, educational,
medical and developmental projects.
- Students: African, Missionary and Foreign
- New and Returning foreign personnel living and working in
- NGO and Diplomatic personnel both new and veterans
- Upgrading of registered MIAS students
- Business personnel- Africans and Non- Africans
- Overseas professionals, teachers and students engaged in short-term
- Visitors to Africa who seek more than a tourist experience
This course explores the concepts
the concepts of human rights and peace within the concepts of human rights
and peace within the context of African culture. By examining the depth and
understanding of African value systems as they relate to the issues of
peaceable resolution to conflicts, the course seeks to engage students in
in-depth traditional African understanding of justice. This course shall
expose the student to critical inquiry and reflection on certain specific
cultural models in interrogating contemporary justice and peace discourse
and peacemaking initiatives in the continent.
The objectives of this course are as
Expose students to an in-depth
understanding of the concept of conflicts and peace within the context
of contemporary experience of living cultures in Africa.
to enable students appreciate the deep
African heritage on issues of justice, and peaceable co-existence within
To find nexus between theoretical and
practical aspects of African culture as they relate to peace building
initiatives and justice discourse.
Provide the environment for encounter and
information gathering on African cultural values from knowledge derived
through basic research and available literature.
To explore the practical outcomes of
reconciliation and peacemaking initiatives in the continent and how such
have drawn or not drawn from the wealth of African heritage.
The structure of the
The concept of conflicts: causes and
effects of armed conflicts, tensions and disputes.
African responses to conflicts: Methods,
mechanisms and values.
The concept of justice: introduction; the
place of justice in social order; theories of justice; distributive,
restorative and corrective justice.
Reconciliation from an African
perspective: case studies i.e., the great lakes region, the Sudan,
Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia.
The concept of leadership; African
leadership structures; processes and mechanisms of leadership formation;
values and norms of leadership.
cost of the programs varies, depending on the number of participants
enrolled for the program. For the 2014/2015 Academic year, the
tuition cost is as follows:
- Minimum of three students: Kshs 15,000/= per student
- Four to six
Kshs. 13,000/= per student
- Seven to nine students:
Kshs. 10,500/= per student
- Ten to twelve students:
Kshs. 9,500/= per student
- Thirteen to fifteen students: Kshs. 9,000/= per student
- Sixteen to eighteen students: Kshs. 8,500/= per student
- Nineteen and
Kshs. 8,250/= per student
Note; payment can also be made in US dollars or Euros at the current
The tuition fee covers for the following:
- Lecturers fee
- Field assistants' fees
- Administrative costs
- Three of the recommended text books
- Registration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, USA
The tuition fee does not cater for:
- Transport to and from Tangaza University College (or the venue where the course
is being taught)
- Board and Room
- Transportation cost traveling to and from field research
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