Past Events

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 >
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 >
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 >

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