IDIS ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2013

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New Programs

 

In line with the University policy of becoming a World Class University through continuous pursuit of excellence, the Institute will offer the following two new programmes as indicated below:

 

  • Certificate in Diplomatic Training (from July 2014)
  • MA in Strategic Studies (from September 2014)

Background Information

 

The Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies ((IDIS) is a regional training institution based at the University of Nairobi. Its core service areas include undergraduate and postgraduate training, research, publication and conferences, a modern language laboratory, a library and documentation service and hostel facilities for students and visiting scholars and researchers. IDIS caters for the needs of African countries and international organizations, and maintains close links with similar institutions all over the world. The Institute offers Diploma, BA, Post Graduate Diploma, MA and PhD programmes in International and Strategic Studies. It has also set up Latin American and South East Asia regional study areas.

 

The Institute maintains close links with the resident diplomatic community. The latter participate in the Institute’s programs either as guest lecturers, seminar resource persons/participants or advisers in practical aspects of diplomacy such as diplomatic negotiations. The location of the Institute allows it to benefit from the large diplomatic presence and international organizations and media personnel in Nairobi.

 

The Institute has well developed links with institutions that have related programmes. It has well established links with the National Defence College of Kenya and also with the Defence Staff College in Nairobi. It runs an MA programme in international studies at the National Defence College and also a Diploma programme in international studies at the same institution. The Institute has enjoyed and continues to develop its historical links with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. It has also developed links with the United Nations University of Peace.

 

The Institute’s academic staff include leading academicians in their areas of research. It attracts high caliber students from all over the continent and currently has about three hundred students enrolled in its diverse programmes. IDIS provides its students with a rich multi-cultural experience and it counts among its alumni ambassadors, diplomats and international and regional civil servants. We at the Institute like to think of IDIS as the “small Institute with an attitude.” This reaffirms our belief in constantly maintaining the high quality and relevance of our programmes. It also enables us to provide a friendly environment that is sensitive to the needs of our students.

 

The Institute is constantly seeking to expand its network of collaborators. In 2006 we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN University of Peace and another one with the Spanish Government in 2010.The Institute also maintains an active collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, the Ministry of East African Co-operation of Kenya, the National Defence College, the Defence Staff College, the East African Legislature and Non-Governmental institutions such as the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC). I invite you to experience the unique world of diplomacy and international studies as experienced at the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies.

 

The Institute trains manpower as one way of attaining the Government’s strategic objectives towards Vision 2030. This is done by making an assessment of the requirements of various stakeholders. All training is done in line with the Government policy on higher education.

 

Vision of IDIS

To be a leading regional and international centre of excellence in teaching and research in areas related to diplomacy and international studies.

Mission of IDIS

To maintain a leadership role in the pursuit of knowledge through relevant and quality research, publications, teaching, training and consultancy in various areas of Conflict Management, Diplomacy and International Studies.

Core values of IDIS

  • We create and maintain a sense of belonging, project a positive image of the Institute, and maintain collective responsibility.
  • We engage in teamwork and seek to build strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • We respect human rights.
  • We foster a strong and committed sense of social responsibility and citizenship in our students and staff.
  • We embrace innovation, independence of mind and proactiveness among staff and students in the resolution of problems and issues.
  • We are committed to the development of morally and ethically upright professionals.
  • We uphold integrity, honesty and meritocracy in all our activities.
  • We practice participatory management.
  • We always effectively and efficiently utilize all resources entrusted to the Institute.
  • We value and respect all members of staff and students.
  • We carry out our duties with commitment, dedication and professionalism.
  • We individually and collectively nurture the compliance with these core values.

 

GOVERNANCE

The management structure of the Institute (top down) is as follows:

  • Director
  • Associate Director
  • Senior Assistant Registrar
  • Assistant Registrar
  • Administrative Assistant

 

The duties of members of staff are elaborated in their respective Job Descriptions.

The academic staff participate in the decision-making process on teaching and research as evidenced through deliberations during staff meetings. Students too participate in the decision-making process in relation to their education through their class representatives who usually attend specific meetings.

 

We also consider comments on staff performance from students at the end of each semester

 

The management committees in the Institute are:

  • Seminars, Workshops,  Research, Publications and the IDIS Journal
  • Fundraising
  • Performance Contract and ISO
  • Anti-Corruption Committee
  • Examination Committee

 

 

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

  • The Institute complies with the University policy on Staff Performance Appraisal which is carried out every year.
  • Regular training of staff is conducted through schedules and guidelines given by the University
  • Academic staff are facilitated to go for advanced studies

 

Programmes Offered

  • Diploma in International Studies
  • Diploma in Strategic Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies
  • Master of Arts in Diplomacy
  • Master of Arts in International Conflict Management
  • Master of Arts in International Studies
  • PhD in International Studies

 

STUDENT ENROLMENT – 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

S/N

PROGRAMME

MALE

FEMALE

TOTAL

  1.  

Diploma

75

31

106

  1.  

BA

170

250

420

  1.  

PGD

24

11

35

  1.  

MA

130

136

266

  1.  

PhD

19

6

25

 

 

418

434

852

 

Summary of the 2013 Graduands

 

S/N

PROGRAMME

NUMBER

  1.  

Diploma in International Studies

39

  1.  

Diploma in Strategic Studies

25

  1.  

PGD in International Relations

2

  1.  

PGD in Strategic Studies

13

  1.  

MA  Diplomacy

17

  1.  

MA ICM

51

  1.  

MA International Studies

89

  1.  

PhD in International Studies

2

  1.  

TOTAL

216

 

 

Academic Staff

 

FULL TIME TEACHING STAFF

 

S/N0

SURNAME

OTHER NAMES

DESIGNATION

GENDER

 

  1.  

Prof. Nzomo

 Maria

Associate Professor

F

 

 

  1.  

Prof. Odhiambo   

 Jack Anselm

Associate Professor

M

 

  1.  

Prof. Nyinguro

 Philip

Associate Professor

M

 

  1.  

Prof. Mauri

 Yambo

Associate Professor

M

 

  1.  

Ms. Shazia        

 Chaudhry

Lecturer

F

 

  1.  

Dr. Rosemary  

 Moraa Anyona

Lecturer

F

 

  1.  

Ms. Ngoloma

 Waeni

Assistant Lecturer

F

 

  1.  

Ms. Damaris       

 Nyaboke Manyange

Lecturer

F

 

  1.  

Mr.Ikiara

 Gerrishon

Senior Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Mr. Rodney       

 Ogendo

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Mr. Nguru          

 Martin

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr. Maluki

 Patrick

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr. Kizito            

 Sabala

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Mr. Hilary            

 Kipkurui

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Mr. Enock         

 Omweri

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr. Osoro         

 Kennedy

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr. Oloo           

 Adams

Senior Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr. Oleche        

 Martin Odhiambo

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr. Kiamba

 Anita

Lecturer

F

 

  1.  

Dr. Farah

 Ibrahim

Lecturer

M

 

  1.  

Dr.  Katumanga 

 Musambayi

Senior Lecturer

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        FEMALE:                    06                  

                                                                                    MALE:                         15

                                                                                    TOTAL                        21

 

Non Teaching Staff

 

 

S/N

 

SURNAME

 

OTHER NAMES

 

DESIGNATION

 

GENDER

  1.  

Mbali

Kenneth Kivisi

Senior Assistant Registrar

 

 

M

  1.  

Wangui

Esther Wanjiru

Administrative Assistant

 

F

  1.  

Wanjala

Nancy

Executive Secretary Grade D

 

F

  1.  

Kirobi

Hannah

Secretary Grade C

F

  1.  

Meroka

George Oruta

Clerk

M

  1.  

Moraa

Evelyn

Records Clerk

F

  1.  

Wamboi

Lucy

Messenger

F

  1.  

Murula

George

Grounds Man

M

 

                                                                               FEMALE:                         05                  

                                                                                    MALE:                         03

                                                                                    TOTAL                        08

 

PROF. MARIA NZOMO

DIRECTOR

IDIS

Year: 
2013 :00

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