Events & Courses

Pastoralism and Development in Africa
On 29th April 2013 the RVI hosted a seminar to discuss the new book Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins (London: Earthscan, 2013), in collaboration with the...MORE >
The Future of Humanitarian Action
In June the Nairobi Forum hosted a consultation on the future of humanitarian action in the Horn of Africa and East Africa with the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University and...MORE >
Nadifa Mohamed in conversation with Ella Alfrey
On 21 June 2013, RVI and Kwani Trust hosted Nadifa Mohamed, the Somali-British author, who spoke with Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Editor of Granta, about her writing and her Somali homeland. Born...MORE >
My Mother Will Not Come to Juba report launch
In South Sudan, delays in the formulation of a new national constitution have led to growing public concern. My Mother Will Not Come to Juba: South Sudanese Debate the Constitution is the...MORE >
What future for democracy in Somaliland?
On 27 June 2013, the Nairobi Forum hosted the public launch of a report by Saferworld and the Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONSAF) on the 2012 district council elections in Somaliland...MORE >
Hargeisa International Book Fair
The sixth Hargeysa International Book Fair took place in Somaliland from 16-21 August 2013. Organized by the Redsea Online Culture Foundation in partnership with Kayd Somali Arts and...MORE >
Managing Development and Security
This joint meeting of the Rift Valley Institute and Road International was opened by Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Coordinator of the RVI Nairobi Forum, who introduced Rage Mohamed of Road...MORE >
LAPSSET: A Transformative Project or a Pipe Dream?
The Lamu Port-South Sudan Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) is an extremely ambitious project. There are multiple elements rolled up in this project: the development of a new port at Lamu; an...MORE >
Nairobi Forum: Planning for the London Somalia Conference
A meeting chaired by Hon. Mohamed Affey was convened by the RVI in Nairobi on 2 May to discuss the forthcoming London conference on Somalia. The Nairobi meeting followed an earlier Forum...MORE >
Somalia CEWERU Conflict Assessment
A launch event for the Somalia Conflict Early Response Unit took place at the Nairobi Forum on 7 November 2013. From the Bottom up: Southern Regions—Perspectives through conflict analysis...MORE >
IGAD and Somalia
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) aims to promote peace, security, prosperity and economic integration in Eastern Africa. Since 2004, it has been active in supporting...MORE >
The 'other' Kenya: A conversation with Mohammed Adow of Al Jazeera
In early January 2014, al-Jazeera correspondent Mohammed Adow was expelled from South Sudan for reporting on the anti-government advance on the capital, Juba. In December 2013, at a meeting...MORE >