Past Events

Land governance and boundary disputes 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 >
Boundary disputes and land governance 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 >
Professor Samatar at the Hargeysa Cultural Centre
On the evening of 31 May, the Hargeysa Cultural Centre hosted a lecture by Professor Ahmed Ismail Samatar, one of the most prominent Somali scholars. Professor Samatar, lecturer at... MORE >
Violent Extremism and Community Resilience
The emergence of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) agenda reflects a recognition in policy circles that conventional security-based measures to counter terrorism have failed and, in... MORE >
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa
On 9 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted the launch of Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens. The book highlights the political and... MORE >
Stabilization, Extraversion and Political Settlements in Somalia
On Tuesday 10 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum together with the Political Settlements Research Programme (PRSP), hosted the launch of a report by Tobias Hagmann on Stabilization in Somalia. MORE >
Following Mobile Money in Somaliland
On Thursday 5 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum will launch the research paper, Following Mobile Money in Somaliland, which examines the development of Zaad, Somaliland’s first... MORE >
Understanding South Sudan Today
On Tuesday 3 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a talk by Peter Biar Ajak on Understanding South Sudan Today. Drawing on his PhD research, his talk examined the history of the SPLM/A to... MORE >
Beats of the Antonov
On Tuesday 3 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum screened a film, Beats of the Antonov, by Hajooj Kuka, followed by a discussion. Sudan has been in an almost constant state of civil... MORE >
Forging Jubaland: Community perspectives on federalism, governance and reconciliation
Since August 2012, Somalia has embarked upon a turbulent process of forming federal states. In the wake of past political processes, which had limited success and were often criticised as... MORE >
Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives, Collective Failures, 2011-12
In 2011, the scale of famine taking grip in Somalia was just beginning to receive international attention. Although famine had been predicted almost a year earlier, it was not until July... MORE >
Research and Knowledge Systems in the Somali regions
On 15 and 16 March, the Rift Valley Forum and Oxford-based INASP convened a roundtable discussion on Research and Knowledge Systems within the Somali regions. The purpose of the meeting was... MORE >

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