“Human Life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity.”

Vincent R. Ogoti

Vincent R. Ogoti

Founder and Chairman of the Board

I am a research scholar of culture, history, and peacebuilding with over eight 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.”

Currently, I am completing a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA).