Past Events

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 >
The South Sudan We Want
As the South Sudan conflict enters its fourth year, prospects for peace and stability have not improved. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate with famine declared in parts of... MORE >
Freedom from intimidation, violence and corruption: International and national reflections ahead of Kenyan elections
The 2017 Kenyan general elections are scheduled for 8 August. Currently, politicians and political parties are in the midst of their campaigns. While the last elections were largely... MORE >
Empowered yet displaced
Every year since 2008, the world had become less peaceful. In the Horn and Central Africa, conflict threatens and destroys the lives, homes and jobs of millions of women, men and children,... MORE >
Strengthening Humanitarian Response in Insecure Settings
Conflicts produce large-scale humanitarian crises and are often characterized by high levels of instability and volatility. Nonetheless, humanitarian workers are expected to operate in... MORE >
Pre-Screening: Thank you for the rain
On 27 March 2017, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a pre-screening of the film Thank You For the Rain by Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya and Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr. Thank You For the Rain,... MORE >

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