Past Events

Great Lakes Course 2017
The 2017 RVI field Course on the Great Lakes will focus on transitions in the region. It will examine the extent to which the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi have transitioned into democratizing,... 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 >
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 >
The Big Barrier: Young and Unemployed at the Kenyan Coast
In Kenya, 80 per cent of the unemployed are believed to be below the age of 35. The rate of unemployment in Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city and home to the region’s largest port, is... MORE >
Cultural Identity: Kenya and the coast
During 2010 and 2011, a secessionist campaign led by a group calling itself the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) dominated debates about coastal politics. As a result of local grievances,... 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 >
Coal: Energy, development and employment
The mining of Kenya’s coal deposits has started in earnest in line with Kenya’s aspiration to be a middle-income industrialized country by the year 2030. A key element in reaching this goal... MORE >
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 >

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