Sultan Somjee is an ethnographer who founded the peace museums in Kenya and worked on African indigenous values, material culture and training of community based curators of the peace museums. He was the Head of Ethnography at the National Museums of Kenya from 1994 to 2000 and has published widely, including four books. Somjee also curated several community participatory exhibitions generating dialogues among ethnicities in conflict.
The United Nations named Somjee one of the twelve global “Unsung Heroes of Dialogue Among Civilizations” in recognition of his work to facilitate dialogue through museums of peace in regions of ethnic conflicts. In 2002, Somjee was appointed on the Global Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.
Sultan first came in contact with INMP during the 3rd International Conference of Museums of Peace in Kyoto, Japan