The Peacemaker Corps Foundation Kenya strives to build peace through technology to promote tolerance and non-violent conflict resolution in some of the most challenging neighborhoods in East Africa, Africa and around the world. Our focus is on predominant conflicts in Kenya, East Africa and Africa. That is Electoral conflict, Violent Extremism (including political extremism), natural resource conflict and urban crime and violence
Our annual Global Film Festival gives youth a voice to tell their personal stories of what Peace in the Streets means to them and dialogue with global youth expanding their views on the “UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
Educating youth through technology
We educate the youth on the positive exploitation of technology for peacebuilding through co-design workshops and design thinking, online zoom sessions, computer coding and filming and community engagement on how to build peace in the context of predominant conflicts in Kenya, East Africa and beyond. That is; Electoral conflict, violent extremism (including political extremism), natural resource conflict and urban crime and violence.
Building peace through filming
Our global Peace in the Streets Film Festival give youths in Kenya, East Africa, Africa and across the world a platform for peacebuidling where young people are empowered through technology and film to tell their stories of their understanding of a better world and safer neighbourhoods and communities. The winners, through winning videos that are sent to us using a simple cellphone application are flown to the UN headquarters in ... New York to receive their awards which includes a video camera and come back to the community as peacemaker corps ambassadors to train other youths and therefore replicate our peacebuilding methodology.
Using technology to build safer communities
In collaboration with the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security- Rongo University and Build Up, USA, we are currently working on how social media can be used for peacebuilding during democratic electoral transitions in Kenya in a project called “Maskani” or Home (in Swahili), a Digital Peacebuilding project in Western Kenya involving six public universities over sixty youth students and more than 12 faculty members. This is a ... digital peacebuilding project ahead of the upcoming constitutional referendum and the 2022 elections succession politics. The project is now scaling into phase 2 which entails expanding nationally. We are also doing a research project on "Tracking. Violence in Africa in the Context of Covid 19 to Inform Response Interventions" in collaboration with Georgia Tech, USA and Digital 100, Netherlands.
Fredrick Ogenga is an Associate Professor, Communication and Media Studies, Founding Director Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security, Rongo University and President of the Peacemakers... Corps Foundation, Kenya. Ogenga is a 2014 Africa Peacebuilding Network Grantee and 2016 Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar, Washington DC. He is a former Visiting Researcher at the African Studies Center, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, USA and Institute of Policy Research, University of Bath, UK. He is a consultant for government and non-governmentalorganizations in the area of Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism and crime and violence working with the National Counterterrorism Center, National Crime Research Center, the Africa Union, Pamoja for Transformation, Champions for Peace among others. Ogenga is widely published in the area of media, peace and security. Currently, he is championing African Peace Journalism through a Pan-African institutional methodological and philosophical approach to media and peacebuilding in Africa anchored on the philosophies of Utu, Umoja and Harambee captured in his latest edited book “Peace Journalism in East Africa- A Manual for Media Practitioners” published by Routledge. Ogenga has several other book chapters including: Hybrid Peace Journalism- Institutional Philosophical Approaches to Peace and Security in Africa; Thinking about Community Radio and Beyond for Conflict Management in The North Rift; Can the “African Centered Journalism” Contain the Terror threats in the New World Order?; Institutional Designs, Democracy and Peacebuilding in Africa and Social Media, Ethnicity and Peacebuilding in Kenya (Routledge)
Carole has been a life-long active volunteer serving as a Board member of the Friends of the United Nations (FOTUN) from 1998-2002. As Chairman of the Board for FOTUN from 1995-2001, she created ... The Peacemaker Corps in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The United Nations and the Simon Youth Foundation. In 1988 Carole was the technical adviser for the first United States government sponsored business junket for women business owners and leaders through HUD to the People’s Republic of China. From 1981 to 2004 she was a member of the Alliance Board and was then appointed Governor and Trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Ms Krechman is Purpose Prize Fellow since 2008 for her work with the Peacemaker Corps. Her experience includes, running several major companies, has been a member of Who’s Who in American Business since 1979.
Suzanne Harvey, Executive Director of The Peacemaker Corps signature initiative, Peace In the Streets Global Festival (PSGFF) for world youth 18 and under, is a leading counselor ... for business and industry development and international marketing specializing in the design and implementation of a wide range of economic development, marketing and investment projects. Her area of expertise centers on public private partnerships; empowerment of women issues, and international economic development projects. Suzanne works with public, private and civil society organizations from all regions of the world. As a result of long-time collaboration with the civil sector, national and international NGO’s, international development bodies including U.S. Government agencies, The World Bank, The United Nations and The Commonwealth Secretariat, and because of her strong relationship with private industry executives as well as public and civil sector officials, Ms. Harvey is able to play a key role as liaison between all segments. She served as VP of the Board of Directors of US Committee for UNWomen Metro Chapter, Is a founding member of the New York City leadership Council for Plan International, USA, works as a special consultant to United Nations NGO Commission on the Status of Women and is active in local, regional and international civic affairs Prior to her work in international development, Suzanne’s career was in classical ballet, theater and film.
Diploma at the University of Nairobi(Kisumu Campus) undertaking personnel management and Industrial relation. Holder of computer with IT at Relfan Colledge Maseno. Served Maseno ... university at the department of creative and performing arts, botany and horticulture. Supervisor at Student Welfare Maseno University.Currently serving as a secretary at the School of nursing.
Holder of degree in Business Management
(BANKING AND FINANCE) from Moi University.
Served as an Administrative assistant at Rongo University.
Undergraduate at Kisii university undertaking library and information science Is a holder of diploma in library and information science A holder of certificate in computer packages for... Maseno university Served Maseno university Library as a library assistant Served as a data clerk at CDC KEMRI Served as a records clerk in the office of the dean at Nairobi University college of humanities and social science, Faculty of arts Currently at Maseno university, directorate of Public relations and marketing
Pinto Odhiambo, holder of Diploma library science worked and attached at the Kenyan National library service Kisumu and also attached at the Rongo University library, in the year 2015 and 2017 ... respectively. Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in library science, knowledge management at Kabianga University.
Edward has a Diploma in Law and LL'B Law with a vast experience in company and immigration Law in Kenya.
Undergraduate at Maseno University undertaking Bsc. Ecotourism,Hotel and institutional management, with IT..holder of ICDL certificate.