Connect academic community to various societies to:

Bridge the gap between Christian academia and communities.

The Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR) is a constituent school of Africa International University (AIU) that focuses on evidence-based solutions for African realities. As a research institute, ISAR offers consultative services to organizations interested in understanding their formative or summative Program impact and effectiveness or those that need data to make decisions on Program needs and implementation. Through its centers, the institute addresses issues around church and society’s wellness, including evangelism, discipleship, missions, peace, social justice, reconciliation, interfaith harmony, ethics, governance, and leadership development, among others. ISAR seeks to bridge the existing gap between Christian academia and communities in Africa by synthesizing “real-world” solutions that promote the welfare of the church and community. In this regard, ISAR’s Programs are designed to transform individuals, communities, and systems throughout Africa. This is done in pursuit of Christian values for evangelical scholarship, interdisciplinary studies, and academic research and writing. Further, ISAR makes efforts to increase knowledge, provide relevant data, and use innovative learning resources and technology to facilitate spiritual formation, peace, and development through the church as the primary agency appointed by God.

Institution Contact Info

Africa International University,
P.O BOX 24686,

Telephone: +254 20 260 3663/4
+254 0743513617

Email: ISAR Office

Social Info

To deliver on this broad mandate, ISAR is organized under the following Centers/initiatives:

  • Center for Research and Publication
  • Center for Ethical Review of Research
  • Center for Ethical Leadership and Policy Development
  • Center for the Study of Religions
  • Center for Peace Development and Conflict Transformation
  • Center for Church Empowerment and Community Engagement


In line with the vision, mission, and the ethos of Africa International University, ISAR pursues Christian values for evangelical scholarship, interdisciplinary studies (as demanded by varied academic and practical fields), and academic research and writing. It also makes all efforts to increase learning resources and technology. ISAR exists ultimately to serve the body of Christ in Africa and beyond.