International Linkages

ICON has active linkages with a number of other African universities

ICON has a series of international linkages that extend our network significantly.

In DR Congo, we are linked to Sub-Saharan Africa University in Goma. Two SSAU staff spent three months with us in 2016 developing curricula in peace studies and ICON has been the major sponsor of SSAU’s annual Peacebuilding Conference . Five DVDs prepared by ICON for the 2017 conference can be viewed at

In 2017, Prof Geoff Harris spent a month with the Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Studies at the University of Seychelles, during which he developed plans for a master’s degree in peace studies and for an academic journal covering peace issues in the Indian Ocean region. He was subsequently appointed Honorary Professor at Unisey.

Together with Grace to Heal, a significant NGO based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Dr Sylvia Kaye and Prof Geoff Harris have developed a new master’s degree in applied conflict transformation studies Students complete their coursework in Bulawayo and the register for our DUT master’s degree in peace studies by research.

Early in 2018, Prof Harris and Dr Sylvia Kaye began discussions with the Moshoeshoe I Institute of Leadership and Peace at the National University of Lesotho, with the aim of developing a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies.