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The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS)

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The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) is a leading international African research centre based in Kenya that conducts high quality policy relevant research on human rights, security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, violence, crime and policing.
Registered in 2009 in Kenya, as a non-governmental organization, CHRIPS actively engages academics, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the generation and dissemination of new knowledge that facilitates the development of innovative and effective policy solutions to the pertinent security challenges in Africa.

Since its inception, CHRIPS has forged research partnerships with premier research institutions in Kenya and internationally that have yielded a number of high quality research outputs. It is also committed to the development of globally competitive African researchers through training and mentorship in the fields of security and human rights through research collaborations and fellowships.

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The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS)

  1. 1. About CHRIPS The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) is a leading international African research centre based in Kenya that conducts high quality policy relevant research on human rights, security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, violence, crime and policing.
  2. 2. Board Members Wambui Kimathi Wambui Kimathi is currently a Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. Previously, she was the County Secretary for Nyeri County. She has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. She previously served as a Commissioner at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Deputy Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Institute for Business and Human Rights in Kenya. Francis Ang’ila Francis Ang'ila is currently the Team Leader for the Deepening Democracy Programme at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) - Kenya. Previously, he served as SUNY's Chief of Party for the Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Programme. He has many years' experience managing large, complex civil society programmes in Kenya. He has also served as a Commissioner on the Independent Review Commission on the General Elections held in Kenya on 27th December 2007 (IREC)
  3. 3. Board Members Celestine Nyamu Dr. Celestine Nyamu is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Nairobi. She has published widely on issues of the Law, land rights and development in Africa. She holds a PhD in Law from the Harvard Law School. Winnie Mitullah Prof. Winnie Mitullah, a highly respected Kenyan scholar, is currently a Professor and the Director of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Nairobi. She is a renowned expert on issues of political development, urban planning, gender and civil society in Kenya and Africa. She holds a PhD from the University of York, United Kingdom.
  4. 4. Research • Assessing the Effectiveness of Community-led Security Mechanisms • Countering Violent Extremism • Security and Large Scale development • Enhancing civilian oversight and accountability of the Intelligence and Military in Kenya • Peace, Security and Stabilization in Counties • Early Warning and Long-Term Monitoring of Kenya Elections 2017 • New and Emerging Forms of Violence Data for Crisis Response
  5. 5. Our Publications
  6. 6. The Team Dr. Mutuma Ruteere Director Patrick Mutahi Programs Coordinator Rahma Ramadhan Junior Research Fellow Judy Gitau Senior Research Fellow Janet Mulonzia Finance &Administration Officer Brian Kimari Junior Research Fellow
  7. 7. The Team Abdullahi Boru Senior Research Fellow Angeline Wafula Communications & Knowledge Management Officer Stanley Kamau Senior Research Fellow
  8. 8. Contact us The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) Daphton Court, A2 Riverside drive P.O.Box 23748-00100 Nairobi Kenya Tel No: +254 :20 -5270577 Email: info@chrips.or.ke

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