Prof. Francis Onditi Publicationns

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Onditi, Francis. (guest editor) (forth-coming). Introduction to the special issue. The 2018 R-ARCSS: A Human Security Perspective. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 11, no. 2.
  2. Onditi, Francis. (2021). What is dominatarian about the dominatarian theory in the regional integration? Journal of International Relations 13 (1): 79-94.
  3. Onditi, Francis, Israel Nyadera, Moses Obimbo, Samson Muchina. (2021). How urban informality can inform response to pandemics (COVID-19): A research agenda for the future. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43 (6).
  4. Onditi, F., Nyadera, I.N., Obimbo, M.M. et al. 2021. How urban ‘informality’ can inform response to COVID-19: a research agenda for the future. HPLS 43, 6 (2021).
  5. Nyadera, I.N, Onditi, F, M.M. Obimbo & S.M. Kinyanjui. 2021 "Policy and research frame of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: reflections on urban informality." Global Health Journal (2021).
  6. Onditi, Francis. (2021). Dominatarian theory of regional integration. Insight on Africa: African Studies Association of India.
  7. Onditi, Francis, Moses Obimbo, Samson Muchina & Israel Nyadera. 2020. Modeling a pandemic (COVID-19) management strategy for urban slums using social geometry framework. European Journal of Development Research.
  8. Onditi, Francis. "Introducing RICAAF as a new model for managing the proliferation of actors in Africa’s peace operation." Africa Insight 49.3 (2019): 72-87.
  9. Nyadera, Israel, and Francis Onditi. 2020. COVID-19 experiences among slum dwellers in Nairobi: A double tragedy or useful lessons for public health reforms? International Social Work. 0020872820944997.
  10. Onditi, Francis, Douglas Yates, and Narnia Bohler-Muller. "New Book: Ideas and Actionable Steps for Scaling Africa’s Blue Economy Strategy." The Thinker 87.2 (2021): 76-81.
  11. Onditi, Francis.2020. "How to Frame a Resilient E-Learning Strategy During & Post-COVID-19." African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 20.6: 1-6.
  12. Onditi, Francis. "Numerical strength." A NEW DAWN, HOPEFULLY? 68.
  13. Onditi, Francis. 2020. “New possibilities for a peaceful digital society in violence prevalent geographies.” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development:
  14. Hendricks, Cheryl and Francis Onditi (eds). 2019. Editorial: “In search of alternative approaches to conflict management in Africa.” Africa Insight 49 (3).
  15. Onditi, Francis. 2019. “Introducing RICAAF as a new model for managing the proliferation of actors in Africa’s peace operation.” Africa Insight 49 (3): 72-87.
  16. Nyadera, Israel and Francis Onditi. (2020). Brief Note: “COVID-19 experiences among slum dwellers in Nairobi: A double tragedy or useful lessons for public health reforms.” International Social Work. Sage.
  17. Onditi, Francis. 2019. From resource curse to institutional incompatibility: a comparative study of Nigeria and Norway oil resource governance. African Review, pp. 1-20.
  18. Onditi, Francis and Shadrack, M.S. 2019. Why African states may be at war with each other in 2063. Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Thinker: A Pan-African
  19. Quarterly for Thought Leaders, Vol. 74, Q4. A Publication of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  20. Onditi, Francis. 2019. The dry valley. Black Bodies and Minds 44. Onditi, F., Sabala, K., & Wassara, S. 2018. Power-sharing consociationalism in resolving South Sudan’s ethnopolitical conflict in the post-CPA era. African Journal on Conflict Resolution, 18 (1): pp. 37-64.
  21. Torkelsson, Asa and F. Onditi. 2018. Addressing gender gaps in agricultural productivity in Africa: Comparative case studies from Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda. Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy 9 (1): 34-57.
  22. Onditi, Francis. 2018. Multidimensionalism or militarism? A decade of experimentation in African peace support operations. African Solution (AfSol) Journal 2: 24.
  23. Onditi, Francis. 2018. Women’s empowerment: Reflection on Gumede’s conception of thought leadership in Africa. Journal of African Transformation, 81.
  24. Onditi, Francis. 2018. African national anthems: Their value system and normative potential. African Area Studies, Kyoto University.
  25. Onditi, Francis. 2017. The power-sharing enigma in South Sudan: Governance and policy advise to President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar. Journal of International and Global Studies 8. 2.
  26. Onditi, Francis & Cristina D’ Alessandro, 2017, ‘The need for “a good enough territorial and economic governance” in South Sudan’. Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Vol. 8. No. 2, pp. 1-25.: Available at:
  27. Onditi, Francis. 2017. Book Review: Diamond, Larry & Plattner, Mark, F (eds.). “Democracy in decline?” 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore Maryland; Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. +144 pages (paper). Reference. ISBN:978142142216. African Journal of Democracy & Governance, Vol. 4. Nos 1& 2: 222-225.
  28. Onditi, Francis. 2017. “Transformative thought leadership among women in Kenya.” The Thinker: A Pan-African Quarterly for Thought Leaders, Vol. 74, Q4, 2017. A Publication of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  29. Onditi, Francis and Godfrey P. Okoth. 2017.  Politics of African Peace Support Operation Architecture: What next post-2015 African Standby Force?  African Studies 76: 4. Routledge: Available at:
  30. Nic Cheeseman, Francis Onditi & Cristina D’ Alessandro, 2017, “Introduction to the Special Issue: Women, leadership and peace in Africa.” African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 7 (1): 1-17: Published by Indiana University. Press:
  31. Onditi, Francis and Josephine Odera. 2017. Gender equality as a means to women empowerment? Consensus, challenges and prospects for post-2015 development agenda in Africa African Geographical Review 36.2:146-167, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2016.1185737: Link: Published in Association with the American Association of Geographers.
  32. Onditi, Francis and Godfrey P. Okoth. 2016. Civil-Military Relations and the African Standby Forces Multidimensionalism, Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies 3.1: 1-28. Published by the University of South Florida, U.S and University of Rwanda. Available at:
  33. Onditi, Francis, Godfrey P. Okoth and Frank K. Matanga. 2016. The Quest for a Multidimensional African Standby Force. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review 6. 1 (Spring 2016): 69-88: Published by: Indiana University Press: DOI:10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.6.1.04.
  34. Onditi, Francis. 2012. Human rights violations in South Sudan: Observers: Obligation beyond borders. A Journal on Threatened Human Rights Defenders in Philippines 5.1:26-29.
  35. Onditi, Francis and Shadrack Kithiia. 2009. Livelihood-Conservation Scorecard Balancing: Sustainable or Dispensable? Access to Natural Resource and Policy Implications in East Africa. International Journal of Social Sciences 1.1


  1. Onditi, Francis and Josephine Odera. (2021). Understanding Violence against women in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Gender Studies Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Onditi, Francis and Narnia Bohler-Muller. (forth-coming). Gender and mining policy in Africa: Sustainability and Strategic Response to inequalities. Social Science & Humanities Series. Gateway East, Singapore: Springer Nature.
  3. Onditi, Francis, Gilad Bennun, Edmund Were and Israel Nyadera. (2021). Reimaging security community: Systems thinking approach for Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. Onditi, Francis and Douglas Yates (eds). 2020. Illusions of Location theory: Consequences for Blue Economy in Africa. Vernon publishers. Delaware. US.
  5. Onditi Francis. 2020. Conflictology: Systems, Institutions and Mechanisms in Africa. Lexington books.
  6. Onditi, F., Ben Nun, G., D’ Alessandro, C., and Levey, Z (eds). 2019. Contemporary Africa and the foreseeable world order (Rowman and Littlefield).

Book Chapters

  1. Francis Onditi. (forth-coming). The ‘Invisible Force’ in the Downfall of the African Standby Force.
  2. Francis Onditi. (forth-coming). Developing Social Pendulum Theory of Access to Explain the Changing Urban Geography. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change.
  3. Francis Onditi. (forth-coming). The Changing Change of Masculinity in the Conflict Prevalent Congolese Society. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change
  4. Francis Onditi. (2021). Political discourses and regional (dis)integration: Comparing narratives from global south and north. In WS. Nasongo. African Governance, Security and Development. Lexington Books.
  5. Francis Onditi (forth-coming). Sources of complex mixed wars in post-CPA South Sudan. In GK Kieh & KA Kalu. The South Sudanese civil war.
  6. Francis Onditi. (2021). Conflict resolution and freedom in Africa. In KA Kalu & GK Kieh. Peacebuilding in Africa: The post-conflict states and its multidimensional crises. Lexington Books.
  7. Onditi, Francis, and Robert Gateru. 2020. Technologizing infrastructure for peace in the context of fourth industrial revolution. In: W. Doorsamy, B.S. Paul and T. Marwala. The disruptive fourth industrial revolution: Technology, society and beyond. Springer.
  8. Onditi, Francis. 2020. Africa requires the social and solidarity economic model to drive its development trajectory. In: T. Simelane, L.R. Managa and M. Muchie, Poverty alleviation pathways for achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. Human Sciences Research Council. Pretoria.
  9. Onditi, Francis. 2019. French-Africa Changing Foreign and Security Policy: Real Change or Diplomatic Propaganda? In: N.C. Check, K. Adar and A. Wingo, France’s Africa Relations: Domination, Continuity and Contradiction. Africa Institute of South Africa.
  10. Onditi, Francis. 2019. How organized hypocrisy within the Standby Force is pulling African institutions from the global influence; In: F. Onditi, G. Ben-Nun, C. Alessandro and Z. Levy, Contemporary Africa and the Foreseeable world order (Rowman and Littlefield, New York and London).
  11. Onditi, Francis. 2019. The making of gender diplomacy as a foreign policy pillar in Kenya and Namibia. In: F. Onditi, G. Ben-Nun, C. Alessandro and Z. Levy, Contemporary Africa and the Foreseeable world order (Rowman and Littlefield, New York and London).
  12. Onditi, Francis and Josephine Odera. 2017. Gender equality as a means to women empowerment? Consensus, challenges and prospects for post-2015 development agenda: In: C. D’Alessandro and C. Zulu. From the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Routledge.
  13. Onditi, Francis and Abu B. Bah. 2017 (ed.) Emerging ˜Positive Masculinity in DR Congo: An indication of African Renaissance or Symptoms of Covert Gender Inequalities In: Vuyile Msila, Decolonizing knowledge for Africa’s renewal: Indigenous perspectives and theories. Sun Press, South Africa.
  14. Onditi, Francis. 2017. “African national anthem: Normative power, land and foreign domination” In: T.V. Warikandwa et al. Transnational land grabs and restitution in an agen of the (De-) militarized new scramble for African (Langa Research and Publication Group, Mankon, Bamenda).

Occasional Papers & Policy Briefs

  1. Onditi, F., and Guillaume, L. (2014). Assessment of Knowledge Attitude and Behavioral Change among Security and Defense Forces: Experiences and Lessons from East, West and Central Africa, International Bureau for Children’s Rights, Montreal, Canada, Vol. 1.
  2. Onditi, F., Guillaume, L. (2004). Child Protection in the African Union Peace Support Operations: Contextual Analysis, International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR), Montreal, Canada, Vol. 1.
  3. Onditi, F (2011) Multiple Livelihood-Conflict Triggers among Border Communities in Eastern Africa-the Case of South Sudan: A New Framework for Conflict Analysis, International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Occasional Paper Series 2, No. 1, Nairobi.
  4. Onditi, F (2011) Human Security Intricacies in Post-Conflict States: Crafting Reconstruction Approaches for South Sudan and Similar Challenges in Africa: IPSTC Policy Brief, Vol. 1, Issue No. 5.
  5. Onditi, F (2010) Development or Security? The Dilemma of Policy Prioritization, Institutional Coordination and Sequencing of Integration in East African Community (EAC). IPSTC Occasional Paper Series.
  6. Onditi, F (2011) “Human Security Intricacies in Post-Conflict State-South Sudan: Crafting Reconstruction Approaches for Similar Challenges in Africa, IPSTC Policy Brief.
  7. Onditi, F (2010) “AFRICAN UNION’S 2010 YEAR OF PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA” What are the Challenges, Threats, Opportunities and Prospects for African Union Mission in Somalia. IPSTC Policy Brief.
  8. Onditi, F (2010) Regional Security Verses the EAC Common Market; Thinking Beyond Economic Value of the Borderless Community.
  9. Onditi, F (2010) Towards Quality Assurance in Peace Support Operation; A Teaser for Peacekeeping Training Institutions. IPSTC Policy Brief.
  10. Onditi, F (2010) The Forgotten Parameter: Weaving the East African Border Management Service Providers in Security Sector

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