“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 CEO

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 provide a platform for scholars and practitioners 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 include: Designing programs for education in emergencies, managing peacebuilding projects, conflict analysis, mediation, monitoring and evaluation, and policy analysis. I received my education at the University of Notre Dame (M.A. Peace Studies), Yale University (English), University of Nairobi (B.Ed. Literature and Linguistics), KIMC (PGD Mass Communication), and Strathmore University (Accountancy, CPA).