Welcome guest, we are grateful that you have taken your time to visit our site. The Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security-Rongo University is and independent directorate that advances research and knowledge dissemination in media, democracy, peace and security focusing on hosting visiting fellows, training workshops and seminars, writing policy briefs, curriculum development, academic programs in Media and Security Studies, supporting local governance programs, Countering Violent and Political Extremism, crime and violence training, social media literacy programs, digital peacebuilding, social and climate justice and youth empowerment in collaboration with local and international partners
The Center explores how media technologies can be used for peacebuilding through representation to transform humanity for self-preservation of the latter as Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes prominent in Virtual Reality (VR) characterized by the looming danger of virtual reality replacing sensory reality. In this context, there is a dire need for revisiting the validity and foundations of knowledge creation and dissemination in African ecologies that have more recently embraced technology often at the expense of peace and security witnessed in the never ending conflicts from natural resource conflict, electoral conflict and violent extremism. The center champions positive peace (Godly peace) as opposed to negative peace which merely translates to absence of conflict. The center focuses on graduate research on peace and security studies informed through Africanism and African philosophy of Utu/Ubuntu/Ujamaa (humanity), Umoja (Unity) and Harambee (collective responsibility) for the benefit of humanity (Man-Kind). The center also acts as a policy think-tank for government, security agencies and the civil society on matters peace and security and Media’s role therein.