Past Events

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 >
The Politics of Peace in the Ogaden
The armed conflict between the Ogaden National Liberation Front and the Ethiopian state is one of the longest running conflicts in the Horn of Africa.  While multi-ethnic federalism,... MORE >
Building Evidence into Policy and Practice in Kenya
Considerable time and effort are expended on monitoring and evaluation and on studies to improve humanitarian response in the East African region, but little is known about how the... MORE >
Launch of The Economics of Elections in Somaliland
On 9 February 2016, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum will host a panel discussion launching the report of the study The Economics of Elections in Somaliland. After the... MORE >
Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia
On Friday 15 January 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted Gérard Prunier for the Nairobi launch of the book Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles... MORE >
Plundered Sea
It is difficult to know how much Somalia loses to illegal fishing by foreign vessels, but estimates range from USD 100 million to over USD 450 million per annum. Illegal fishing costs... MORE >
Peace and Security in North East Kenya
In 2015 the attack on Garissa University seemed to mark a new low for a region long beset by insecurity. As 2016 begins, there is hope that a new regional security approach, led by national... MORE >

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