Author: Alice Wairimu Nderitu
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Alice Wairimu Nderitu is a Kenyan armed conflict analyst and mediator, educator and author. Alice has won a number of awards recognizing her commitment to peaceful resolution of conflicts throughout Africa and innovative approach to mediation. She is a member of the African Union’s Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (Fem-Wise), the Women Waging Peace Network, the Community Voices for Peace and Pluralism and is a columnist with the East African newspaper. Alice served as a Commissioner of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya and was one of the founders and first co-chair of Uwiano Platform for Peace, a conflict prevention agency that uses mobile technology to encourage citizens to report indicators of violence, linking early warning to early response. She was one of three mediators (the other two were male) of a peace agreement signed by 10 ethnic communities in Nakuru, Kenya. For 16 months, she was the only woman in a peace process of 100 elders and 3 mediators. She was the lead mediator in a peace process involving 29 ethnic communities in Kaduna State that led to the signing of the Kafanchan Peace Declaration. She was the lead mediator in a peace process involving 56 ethnic communities leading to the Southern Plateau Inter-Communal Peace Declaration in Southern Plateau, Nigeria. Alice is also a member of the Kenya National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and all Forms of Discrimination. She also served as a Commissioner of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the dissolution of The Makueni County Government in Kenya. Additionally, she is author and editor of several books including: Beyond Ethnicism: Exploring Racial and Ethnic Diversity for Educators (2015); Kenya, Bridging Ethnic Divides (2018), and Mũkami Kĩmathi: Mau Mau Woman Freedom Fighter (2019) (published with Mdahalo Bridging Divides, Kenya).