Past Events

If We Ever Get Out of Here
Many people fleeing conflicts hope that refugee camps would be a temporary home while they await peace and stability to return to their home countries. Unfortunately, many have ended up... 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 >
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 >
The Supreme Price
On Friday 18 November 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and Human Rights Watch screened the film The Supreme Price, by Joanna Lipper, followed by a discussion. The Supreme Price tells the story... MORE >
Development and its Discontents
Over the past decade, African countries have experienced significant economic growth rates. Despite this, most face a myriad of developmental challenges, and public dissatisfaction with how... 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 >
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 >
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 >
Panel in Goma presents Usalama Project Phase II Research Conclusions
How can the recent fragmentation of the armed group landscape in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo be explained? What are the effects of armed group presence on local governance... 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 >
Communicating in Troubled Times
On 24 August 2016, the Rift Valley Forum and the University of Oxford brought together politicians, journalists, civil society activists and academics to discuss the nexus of media, civil... MORE >

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