Coventry University

Education for Change: The Peace and Human Security Project (PHS Project) Kenya

The key goal of the PHS project is to build the capacity of educators from the region to contribute to educational, social, and cultural change through peace education.

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It is a partnership between; The University of Nairobi and Coventry University, it will establish an MA programme in Peace Education at the University of Nairobi. It is designed to enable participants to effectively engage in peace education at all levels, from the design of educational policy to the development of effective and culturally relevant peace education programs, to the practical skills of teaching for peace both in and out of the classroom. The main PHS activities centre around three fundamental sets of actions; Joint curricular development, joint research and training/promotion of networking between scholars in Kenya and the UK. The projects start up costs have been funded by the Delphe programme of the British Council and Department for International Development, this money will support revenue costs from 2009-2012. Unfortunately there is inadequate funding to cover a prime objective of the project; that is the establishing of a resource centre for peace education. Such a resource centre would support the research agenda of the project. It would also facilitate in having a collection of peace education resources which would function as teaching material, providing valuable resources for the academic staff. We estimate that the total cost of establishing this centre at the University of Nairobi to be £20k. The resource centre would also house a newly proposed academic journal possibly named the ‘African Peace Education Journal’. It is initially projected to run for five years, it will be either an online or paper journal, and will require one full time manager, and some senior staff time at the University of Nairobi. It is estimated to require £20k a year to fund this. Funding for these two projects will go a substantial way in effecting change, in the region so recently disaffected by election violence.