DR. PHILIP NJUGUNA MWANIKA

 

 
Title Senior Lecturer
Office Department of Peace and International Studies
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Email pmwanika@daystar.ac.ke

 

Summary

Dr. Mwanika is currently on leave of absence. He has published extensively in peer reviewed works in the wider area of international relations and human security. His interest is in the areas of mediation, arms control and disarmament diplomacy, reintegration and post conflict reconstruction in recovering states, security sector development and transformation in post-war economies, natural resource conflicts, environmental diplomacy and human security and on international/regional policing and environmental crimes analysis.

 

Education

  • PhD), in Conflict Management & International Relations. 2013
  • M.A Peace Studies and International Relations. CUEA, 2008
  • B.A in Liberal Arts (International Studies, Washington University, 2004

 

Published Works

2015

  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Kenya’s Soft Power Diplomacy & Strategic Intervention in the Somali Conflict, Occasional Paper 1. (Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa & Institute for Global Dialogue, Tramshed). February 2015.

 

2014

  • Book: Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Kenya’s Diplomacy on the Somali Conflict and Strategic Intervention: Soft Power Diplomacy and Stabilization Dynamics. (Saarbrucken, Germany: Scholars’ Press) 2014. ISBN: 978-3-639-66446-1

 

2013 & 2012

  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika & Lyn, Snodgrass, ‘Dynamics & Politics of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Violent Conflicts: Arms Control and its Challenges in Somalia’, in the Journal, - African Insight Vol. 43, No 1. (Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa, AISA,) 2013.
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Track-One Diplomacy and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Kenya’s Mediation of the Somali Conflict and Strategic Intervention Avenues. Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy Thesis, (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape: Department of Political and Governmental Studies & Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa,) April, 2013.
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Transition and Transformation of the South Sudan National Defense and Security Services. Occasional Paper No.3, Series 3. (Nairobi: International Peace Support Training Centre, IPSTC, & the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, 2012).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Reintegration and Reconstruction in Post-War South Sudan. Occasional Paper No. 4, Series 3. (Nairobi: International Peace Support Training Centre, IPSTC, & the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, 2012).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Organized Crime and Vulnerable Population: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle in the Remote Areas of South Sudan. Issue Paper No. 3. (Nairobi: International Peace Support Training Centre, IPSTC, & the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, 2012).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Centrifugal Forces and Integration in South Sudan: The Case of Parallel Cross Border Economies. Issue Brief No.2. (Nairobi: International Peace Support Training Centre, IPSTC, & the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, 2012).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, ‘More than a Change of Berets; The Transformation of the SPLA/M (Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement’, In, International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Peace-Builders News. A Quarterly Newsletter of the IPSTC. Vol. 5, Issue 1. 2012 (Karen, Nairobi: IPSTC).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, ‘Complexities and Dynamics of Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Somalia’, In, International Peace Support Training Centre, IPSTC, Peace-Builders News. A Quarterly of the IPSTC. Vol.5, Issue 2. 2012 (Karen, Nairobi: IPSTC).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, ‘Greening Peace Operations’, In, International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Peace-Builders News. A Quarterly Newsletter of the IPSTC. Vol. 5, Issue 1 2012 (Karen, Nairobi: IPSTC).

 

2011

  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, ‘Environmental Conflict Management in Africa’, In, Journal of Global Development and Peace. (Bridgeport, Connecticut: International College of the University of Bridgeport), Spring Issue, 2011.

 

2010

  • Book Chapter: Philip, A.N. Mwanika, ‘Mediation and Peace-Building through Arms Control and Disarmament Diplomacy: A Diplomatic Continuum in the Somali Peace Process’, In, Richard, Boyd & Annie, Barbara Chikwanha (eds.). Understanding Contemporary Conflicts in Africa: Origins, Challenges and Peace Building (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 2010). ISBN: 978-1-920422-21-9
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Natural Resources Conflict Management Processes and Strategies in Africa. Occasional Paper No. 216 (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, September 2010). ISBN: 977-1-026040-00-4
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika. Eco-Cop: Environmental Policing in Eastern Africa. Occasional Paper No. 215 (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, September 2010). ISSN: 1026-0404

 

2009

  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika & Martin, Odoyo (eds.). Environmental Diplomacy & Human Security: a joint Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nairobi, Kenya, Report. (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 2009).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, Rose Mwebaza, & Shuaib Lwasa. Study on the Nature & Extent of Environmental Crimes in Uganda: A Situational Report (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 2009).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, Rose Mwebaza, & Wondwossen Sintayehu. Study of the Nature & Extent of Environmental Crimes in Ethiopia: A Situational Report (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 2009).
  • Philip, A.N. Mwanika, Rose Mwebaza, Iris Caroulus & Dennis Matatiken. Study on the Nature and Extent of Environmental Crimes in Seychelles (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 2009).
    Written Professional Opinion & Analytical Briefs, 2007-2010.
  • Philip A.N. Mwanika. ‘Stemming Arms Flows into Somalia-What Role for Regional Arms Control and Disarmament Diplomacy?’ In, ISS Today, (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 14th September 2007).
  • Philip A.N. Mwanika. ‘Wagging the Dog-Disarmament and Arms Control in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa’, In, ISS Today, (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 21st November 2007).
  • Philip A.N. Mwanika. ‘The East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), Environmental Crime and the Challenges of Environmental Diplomacy’, In, ISS Today, (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 19th March 2008).
  • Philip A.N. Mwanika. ‘Coltan, Blood and Tears: the Missing Link in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Peace’, In, ISS Today, (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 11th November 2008).
  • Philip A.N. Mwanika. ‘The Fallacy of Environmental Policing in Eastern Africa’, In, ISS Today, (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, 10th December 2008).
  • Philip A.N. Mwanika & Savo Heleta. ‘The Sudan Election Countdown’, In, ISS Today, (Pretoria & Port Elizabeth: Institute for Security Studies, ISS, & the Department of Political and Conflict Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 9th April 2010).
  • Philip A..N. Mwanika. ‘Lessons on Natural Resources Conflict Management from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICG/LR)’, In, ISS Today, (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies,ISS, 12th October 2011).

 

 

Papers Written and Presented in Conferences

  • Paper Topic; ‘ Developing a Research Proposal and Questionnaire; An example of the Kenyatta National Hospital Health Cost Assessment of Small Arms Violence’.  Naivasha, Kenya, November 2007
    Paper was presented at a Joint workshop/Conference between the Institute for Security Studies, ISS, The Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Horn of Africa (RECSA) and the Kenya National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons (KNFP), Office of the President, Kenya. The workshop was aimed at Building sustainable capacity of the Research community in Kenya in the Area of Small Arms Control and Human Security.

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘Research Dynamics in Arms Control and Management in Africa’, Speke Munyonyo, Uganda, March 2008.
    Paper was presented at a joint Conference between The Uganda National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Centre for Conflict Resolution (CECORE)-Uganda & the Institute for Security Studies. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing, building and enhancing sustainable capacity of the research and policy implementation community in Uganda in the area of small arms and light weapons control and human security dynamics.

 

  • Paper Topic: ‘Modes of effective Mediation and Peacebuilding in Somalia; A Case for Positive Peace through Regional Arms Control and Disarmament Diplomacy’. December 2007, Capetown, South Africa:
    Paper Presented in CapeTown, South Africa in a Institute for Security Studies, Arms Management Programme, AMP, sponsored International Conference based on ‘ Pursuing Security in Africa? The State of Research and Practice on Arms Control and Armed Violence Reduction in Africa’.

 

  • Paper Topic: ‘The Natural Resources Conflict Debate and restatement of conflict management processes and strategies in Africa’. Entebbe, Uganda, May 2009.
    Paper Presented at Entebbe, Uganda in a Institute for Security Studies-Environmental Security Programme International Conference on Climate Change and Resource Conflicts, May 2009.

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘Peace Research and Environmental Security in Africa’:
    Paper presented in Nairobi Kenya in the joint United States International University-Africa & Institute for security studies Roundtable on Peace-making and environmental security in Africa’, June 2010.

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘Greening of peace-keeping and peace-enforcement operations in Africa’:
    Paper presented at the joint United States International University-Africa & Institute for Security Studies Roundtable on Peace-making and environmental security in Africa’, June 2010.

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘The State of Peace Research and Human Security in Africa; A normative and empirical dimension’:
    Paper presented at the Jesuit Hekima College, Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, February 2011

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘Transition & Transformation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) into a National Defence and Security Force’:
    Paper presented at the joint International Peace Support Training Centre, Republic of Japan and UNDP Symposium/ international conference on the theme ‘Opportunities & Challenges of Peace and Security in South Sudan’. 1 November 2012.

 

  • Paper Topic’ ‘Reintegration and Post-conflict Reconstruction in South Sudan’:
    Paper presented at the joint International Peace Support Training Centre, Republic of Japan and UNDP Symposium/ international conference on the theme, ‘Opportunities and Challenges of Peace and Security in South Sudan,’ 1 November 2012.

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘Mediation and Peace-Building through Regional Arms Control & Disarmament Diplomacy: A Diplomatic Continuum in the Somali Peace Process’:
    Paper presented in The Africa Human Security Initiative International Conference on the theme ‘Peace and Security in Africa: Beyond the African Union Charter-Peace Security and Justice’, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21-23 February 2008.

 

  • Paper Topic; ‘Political and Security Dynamics pertaining to Somalia: a synthesis of possible intervention avenues’: Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Nairobi and the Africa Institute for South Africa (AISA) Joint Roundtable Seminar on ‘Regional Developments in Somalia and their Diplomatic Implications’, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008.
    Paper presented at a seminar on Recent Developments in Somalia and their diplomatic implications. Target audiences were researchers from the Africa Institute of South Africa, and Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Students of International Relations from different South African Universities. Additional target groups were officials of the South-African High Commission observing the Somali conflict and diplomatic process.

 

  • Presentation Topic; ‘The Rules of Engagement of Peace-Keeping, Reconciliation and Diplomacy in Somalia’,-In closed Joint Briefing Roundtable between ISS and the South Africa Defense Force (SADF), Intelligence Service, 2009.Nairobi, Kenya.
    Presented at a closed door human security briefing to the South Africa Defense Force (SADF) Intelligence Service. The target audiences were senior operational and command officers from the Defense Intelligence Service of the South African Defense Forces (SADF).

 

  • Strategic Briefing and presentation on Seminar on Arms Control Regimes, Embargo Violations and possible remedies in due concern to the Somali hostilities; Joint ISS and Department of International Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Republic of South Africa Seminar on the State of Human Security in Somalia and implications for region and continent, 2009.Nairobi, Kenya.
    I presented this to the Under-Secretary in Charge of Somali and Horn of Africa Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, political analysts and attaches at the Foreign Ministry South Africa. Also targeted was the office of the defense attaché of the South African diplomatic mission to Nairobi, Kenya.

 

  • Presentation on ‘Regional Arms Control and Disarmament Initiatives and the Security Predicament Prompted by the Kenyan Violence of 2007/2008’; ISS & European Commission Instrument for Stability Component Roundtable on the Security Complexes in the Horn. 2010, Nairobi, Kenya.
    This entailed joint briefings and analysis to European Commission experts under the EC External cooperation instrument called the ‘Instrument for Stability’:

 

  • Paper Topic: ‘Environmental Policing Dynamics, Challenges and Opportunities in Africa’: Presented at the INTERPOL International Threats Assessment Conference: Environmental Crimes Component. Manaus, Brazil, 2009

 

  • Paper Presentation: ‘Frontiers of Peace and Human Security Research in Africa: A Think Tank Perspective’. Presented papers as an African Delegate to the joint Ministry of Foreign Affairs-China and Chinese People’s Association for Peace & Disarmament sponsored African Multi-National NGO Exchange Programme, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzen Zones, China, 2010.

 

 

Other Select International Conferences Attended and or Managed/Conceptualized

  • The Road to Copenhagen: Consolidating Africa’s Common Position on Climate Change Diplomacy’: Serena Hotel, Nairobi, 18th November 2009: Joint Foreign Service Institute-Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) & Climate Network Africa (CAN) International Workshop.

  • Annual Regional Conference of Eastern African Judges on Environmental Security and Dynamics in Eastern Africa’: Mahe, Seychelles, 30th November 2009-A joint Regional Conference between the Government of Seychelles, INTERPOL Eastern Africa Regional Bureau and Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

  • Workshop on Regional Strategies to Combat Piracy in Eastern Africa for Law Enforcement Agents’, 29th-30th July 2009, Mombasa, Kenya. : This was a joint Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), Hans Seidel Foundation (HSF) and Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Regional Human Security Workshop.

  • Environmental Diplomacy and Human Security in Africa’, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008: A Joint Conference between The Foreign Service Institute (FSI)-Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya & the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), South Africa.

  • Organized Criminality, its dynamics and implications for human security in Kenya and beyond’: Joint Chatham House Rules (Closed Door) Human Security Forum between the Hans Seidel Foundation Regional Representation in Eastern Africa and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

  • Eastern  Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation (EAPCCO)-Interpol Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa Annual Regional Threats Assessment Meeting’, 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Human Security and its nexus to the business community in Kenya: the relevant connection’, 2008: Joint International Conference between the African Human Security Initiative 2 of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the Hans Seidel Foundation and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).

  • Bio-piracy and the Dual-Use of Technology: Implications for the Continent’: Joint International Workshop organized by the Bonn International Conversion Centre (BICC), and the Department of Peace Studies-University of Bradford, PanAfric Hotel, Nairobi, 2008.