Events & Courses

Screening of Life is Waiting: Referendum and resistance in Western Sahara by Iara Lee
Forty years after the end of Spanish colonisation gave Western Saharans hope for self rule, the country remains a disputed territory. While a UN-brokered ceasefire put an end to armed...MORE >
Closing Dadaab
On 29 April, 2015, the Nairobi Forum hosted a panel to discuss the legal and humanitarian implications of a mass repatriation of Somali refugees. Following the devastating al-Shabaab attack...MORE >
Nuruddin Farah Reflects on Somali Cultural Losses in the Civil War
On Saturday 9 May, the Nairobi Forum hosted an evening with renowned Somali author Nuruddin Farah at the offices of the Rift Valley Institute. Nuruddin spoke about Somali cultural losses in...MORE >
Sacred Causes
On 19 May 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum, in collaboration with the Institut français de recherches en Afrique, hosted a discussion to launch the French edition of Philip...MORE >
The Impact of War on Somali Men
On 9 June 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum held a public meeting to launch the report of the inception phase of the Forum's research study, The Impact of War on Somali Men.  In...MORE >
Culture, art and development
Kayd Somali Arts & Culture, an RVI partner organisation, will hold an Open Talk in London on 12 July with Professor Ahmed Samatar. The subject is the relationship between culture and...MORE >
Burundi at the Crossroads
A deep malaise grips Burundi in this electoral season. President Pierre Nkurunziza’s April decision to seek a third term in contravention of what many Burundians consider the intent of the...MORE >
The 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) was held in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 1 to 6 August 2015. The fair is organised by Redsea Cultural Foundation, a partner of the Rift Valley...MORE >
South Sudan: The Chiefs Speak
Decades of war in South Sudan have had a damaging effect on the position of chiefs and other traditional leaders. But their influence remains strong. Today they confront a crisis in...MORE >
Political Settlements Research Programme Workshop
From 6 to 7 July 2015, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a two-day training workshop in Bukavu, in the eastern DRC, as part of the DFID-funded Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP)....MORE >
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Culture, Ethnicity and Politics in Uganda
On Friday 18 September 2015, the Nairobi Forum hosted Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize. The novel follows the adventures of...MORE >
Storymoja: Historical Research and Fiction Writing
The Nairobi Forum, in collaboration with Kwani? and Storymoja, brought Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi—whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize—together with Zambian...MORE >

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