Past Events

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 >
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 >
Horn of Africa Course 2017
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 >
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 >
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 >
Hargeysa Launch of Going on Tahriib & We Kissed the Ground
In 2015, more than one million people arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean. In Somaliland and Puntland, accounts of young people embarking on the hazardous journey via Ethiopia, Sudan... MORE >
Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011-12
On Wednesday 19 October 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and the University of Hargeysa’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted a public forum to discuss the key findings of the... MORE >
We Kissed the Ground
On 14 October 2016, the Rift Valley Forum launched We Kissed the Ground, a first-hand account of a young man’s attempt to migrate to Europe from Somaliland and the hardships of the journey... MORE >
Hargeysa Cultural Centre research networking evening
On 21 September 2016 the Hargeysa Cultural Centre (HCC), a partner of the Rift Valley Institute, hosted a networking evening for researchers working within the Somaliland and Puntland... MORE >
Dadaab: City of Thorns
To charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis. To the Kenyan government it is an economic burden and a ‘breeding ground for terrorists’. To the Western media, it is a... MORE >

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