Past Events

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 >
Community Resilience to Violent Extremism
On 12 August 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted the launch of a report by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on Community Resilience to Violent Extremism. This new report, based on... MORE >
Chuma Nwokolo in Conversation
On 10 August 2016, the Rift Valley Forum in collaboration with the KBC English Service hosted Chuma Nwokolo at the launch of his book How to spell Naija Vol.2. Chuma Nwokolo is the... MORE >
In October 2011, the Kenyan government sent troops to Somalia under Operation 'Linda Nchi' (Protect the Country). Aiming to create a security buffer zone, the intervention followed... MORE >

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