Jesui Hakimani CenterP.O. Box 2139900505 Ngong Rd. Nairobi, KENYAtel: 254-20-3870617
Fr. Elias Omondi Opongo, SJ, a Jesuit priest from Kenya, is the regional coordinator of AFCAST. Fr. Elias is also the director of Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) that offers MA degree and certificate courses in peace studies and international relations. HIPSIR is run by the Jesuits and is part of Hekima College, a constituent college of Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Elias holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Bradford, UK and MA in International Peace Studies from University of Notre Dame, USA. His research focus is in the areas of transitional justice and post conflict reconstruction, state building and community peacebuilding.
He has published books, book chapters and articles on conflict resolution, transitional justice, peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching. These include, among others, books entitled: (2006) Making Choices for Peace: Aid Agencies in Field Diplomacy; (2007) Faith Doing Justice: A Manual for Social Analysis, Catholic Social Teaching and Social Justice; (2008) Peace Weavers: Methodologies of Peacebuilding in Africa; (2014) Catholic Leadership in Peacebuilding in Africa.
PUBLICATIONS:Opongo O. Elias, Peace Weavers: Methodologies of Peace Building in Africa. Nairobi: PaulinesPublications Africa (2008)
Opongo O. Elias, Faith Doing Justice: A Manual for Social Analysis, Catholic Social Teachings andSocial Justice. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, (2007). (co-published with A.E. Orobator)
Opongo O. Elias, Making Choices for Peace: Aid Agencies in Field Diplomacy. Nairobi: PaulinesPublications Africa, 2007