Past Events

One slum, three upgrades
On 13 February 2018, the Rift Valley Forum will host a panel to discuss the findings of a research project by International Alert and Kounkuey Design Initiative on the impacts of the slum-... MORE >
Horn of Africa Course 2018
The Horn of Africa Course covers Ethiopia, the Somali regions, Eritrea, Djibouti, and northern Kenya. The social and political histories of each country in the Horn of Africa are examined... MORE >
Sudan and South Sudan Course 2018
To make sense of current dynamics, this year’s Sudan and South Sudan Course, held from 20 to 25 May, examines key themes of society, economy and politics in both countries at present as... MORE >
We Do Not Have Borders
Somalis have lived in Kenya for generations, in many cases long before the founding of the country. Despite their long residency, they are often perceived to be an alien presence in the... MORE >
Political settlements and public authority in the DRC
On 8 December 2017, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a panel discussion on political settlements, public authority and armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The panel... MORE >
On 13 November 2017, Somalilanders went to the polls to choose their president. The exercise, which ended peacefully, was the third in Somaliland since it adopted a multiparty system in... MORE >
RVI Juba Lectures 2017
The Rift Valley Institute is pleased to announce the sixth Juba Lecture Series under the theme of ‘Cultures of Dialogue: Local and national experiences in South Sudan’. The lectures will... MORE >
Somali Women’s Political Participation and Leadership: Evidence and Opportunities
On 7 November 2017, the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), Social Development Direct (SDD), Forcier Consulting, University College London (UCL) and Nagaad Network hosted a panel to discuss the... MORE >
Role of the International Electoral Observers: Somaliland Presidential Elections
On 13 November 2017, Somalilanders will go to the polls in the third presidential election. Once again, international observers—coming from 25 countries—will participate in verifying the... MORE >
The role of the media in Somaliland’s elections
The Somaliland media increasingly enjoys editorial independence. However, they have not always managed to maintain their integrity. There have been instances in the past where journalists... MORE >
On 28 September 2017, the Rift Valley Forum, in collaboration with Storymoja, hosted lawyer and writer Chuma Nwokolo, to explore this year's Storymoja's theme, Black Peace. In this... MORE >
The political market place in South Sudan
Since hostilities began in South Sudan in 2013, over 3.5 million people have fled their homes, of which 1.8 million have sought refuge from violence and food insecurity in neighbouring... MORE >

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