Past Events

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 >
The Peace Process in Burundi
In April 2015, Burundi descended into a political crisis following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term, which was seen as a contravention of the 2000 Arusha Peace... MORE >
Eastleigh Launch: Impact of War on Somali Men
On 5 March 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the Aw Jama Cultural Centre will host a panel discussion to discuss the findings of the inception phase of RVI's Impact of War on Somali Men... MORE >
Somali Literature, Culture and Heritage
On 7 February 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the Hargeysa Cultural Centre hosted an evening of Somali Literature, Culture and Heritage to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the... MORE >
Governments have been accused of using hard power approaches when dealing with violent extremism, to the detriment and of communication and trust between the law enforcement sector and... MORE >
In conversation with Sir Mohinder Dhillon
On 27 January 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the British Institute in Eastern Africa hosted the launch of My Camera, My Life. In his autobiography, Mohinder revisits his records... MORE >
Going on Tahriib
More than one million people arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015. In Somaliland and Puntland, accounts of young people embarking on the hazardous journey via Ethiopia, Sudan and... MORE >
Silence is a Woman
On 16 December 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and Heinrich Boll Foundation's Gender Forum hosted a panel discussion based on Silence is a Woman—dramatised poetry and stories by Sitawa Namwale... MORE >
Kenya and South Sudan: What next for the peace process?
On 15 December 2013, just two-and-a-half years after South Sudan gained independence, renewed fighting broke out in the country that resulted in thousands of deaths and mass displacement. ... MORE >

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