Elias Omondi Opongo
Dr. Elias Omondi Opongo, SJ, a Jesuit priest, is the director of Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) and the regional coordinator of the Africa Forum for Catholic Social Teaching. Elias holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Bradford, UK and M.A. in International Peace Studies from University of Notre Dame. 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 including, among others, books titled: (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.