Past Events

Book Launch: First Raise A Flag
South Sudan recently celebrated a new peace deal, hoping to bring an end to a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people since 2013. However, with a number of peace deals... MORE >
Ethiopia-Eritrea Rapprochement
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first six months have dramatically changed Ethiopia’s political landscape. The Ethiopian government looks younger, more representative and radical... MORE >
Screening: This is Congo
On 1 November 2018, the Rift Valley Forum, in partnership with Human Rights Watch, will host a screening of the film This is Congo by Daniel McCabe. The film follows four... MORE >
The Lure of the City: Rural to urban migration in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
On 9 July, the Rift Valley Institute will host a panel discussion on rural to urban migration in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The panellists will present findings from their research on... MORE >
Stage d’études sur la région des Grands Lacs 2018
Le Stage d’études sur la région des Grands Lacs 2018 offre une approche régionale et thématique de la gouvernance et de la sécurité en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au Rwanda, au... MORE >
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 >
Great Lakes Course 2018
The Great Lakes Course covers the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, providing a deep historical and social context to the current political and... 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 >