International Peace Initiatives (IPI) is a Kenya and U.S. based organization that is dedicated to supporting and funding initiatives that mitigate the effects of poverty, disease, discrimination and violence. IPI provides Homes for orphans and vulnerable children, supports African grassroots organizations and community leaders, and provides trainings in peace education and conflict resolution.
International Peace Initiatives is committed to promoting cultures of peace for every individual through its support of sustainable peace, prosperity, and health.
IPI’s work in Africa uplifts the spirit and living standards of the people in their communities, thus radically improving their quality of life. Our tools are “Education, Enterprise and Empowerment.”
International Peace Initiatives believes:
1. Each individual on earth is entitled to the right of peaceful existence with other human beings anywhere in the world.
2. We are all one people in our ethnic and religious diversity and our destinies are inextricably interconnected.
3. All human beings are equal irrespective of gender, class, national origin, religion, race, physical disability or ethnicity.
4. The challenges that face humanity in every continent transcend any ethnic or regional interests.
Dr. Karambu is a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi. Born and raised in Kenya, she earned her Ph.D. in intercultural communication in 2008 from the University of Denver. She earned a Masters Degree in Media from Natal University, South Africa, as well as a Master of Theological Studies (with a peace and justice emphasis) from the Iliff School of Theology in Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Education degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
She has used her extensive academic background and international experience working in many countries to design and implement models of effective community engagement, women’s grassroots organizing programs, collaborative problem solving models, pre-emptive and post conflict reconciliation, proactive health campaigns, and a successful, working model of “Amani Homes,” community homes of peace for orphans and vulnerable children. Karambu is a visionary, an activist, a compassionate, committed, formidable force for change, and an inspiration to all who meet her.