Past Events

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 >
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 >
Sudan and South Sudan Course 2017
To make sense of current dynamics, this year’s Sudan and South Sudan Course, held from 4 to 9 June in Uganda, examines key themes of society, economy and politics in both countries at... 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 >
Embassy of Ireland in Kenya Forum
On 30 November 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a forum with the Embassy of Ireland in Kenya on regional conflict dynamics in the Horn of Africa and East Africa. Guests included Ireland’s... MORE >
London Launch of Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda
In September 2014, a conflict erupted between South Sudanese and Ugandans in the borderlands of Kajokeji County, South Sudan and Moyo District, Uganda. Several people were killed, many more... MORE >
Livelihoods in South Sudan
On 10 October 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) hosted a public forum to disseminate the findings from SLRC's four-year research that has... MORE >
South Sudan: The Untold Story
In July 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed... MORE >
RVI Juba Lectures 2016
With the recent formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity, this year’s lectures come at a critical time. A civil society, confident and well resourced, can contribute much to... MORE >
Reconciliation in the Sudans
In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of civil war that claimed countless... MORE >

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