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Prof. Francis Onditi | Conflictology | Best Researcher Award

Francis Onditi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor specializing in Conflictology at Riara University, Kenya. He is recognized internationally for his research on African conflict geography and institutional evolution theories. Ranked among the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University, he has received numerous accolades including the Erasmus Mundus Global fellowship at Leipzig University. Francis has served as a lead negotiator for UN partnerships with regional bodies and as Founding Head of Applied Research at the International Peace Support Training Centre. His current research focuses on power diffusion and conflict dynamics, contributing significantly to peacebuilding discourse.



🎓  Academic Background

Ph.D. in Peace & Conflict Studies, MMUST, 2012-2015. Master of Arts (MA) in International Development, University of Nairobi, 2007-2009. Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, University of Nairobi, 2002-2006. Strategic Management and Innovation Studies, MCTC-Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Centre, Haifa, Israel, Feb-Aug 2017.

👨‍🏫  Professional Experiences

2021-Present: Associate Professor & Head of School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Riara University, Kenya. 2017-2021: Senior Lecturer & Head of School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Riara University, Kenya. 2018-2019: Resident Senior Fellow, Human Sciences Research Council/African Institute of South Africa. Fall 2016: Assistant Professor, IR Department, United States International University-USIU. 2014-2016: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University of Nairobi. 2011-2015: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Nairobi Campus). 2006-2009: Graduate Research Assistant/Tutorial Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.

Career Achievements

Ranked among the World’s Top 2% scientists/researchers of 2022/2023 by Stanford University, USA. Awarded the Erasmus Mundus Global teaching & research fellowship at Leipzig University, Germany, 2023. Member of the Society of African Journal Editors (SAJE).

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Francis Onditi | Conflictology | Best Researcher Award

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