Past Events

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 >
Hargeysa International Book Fair 2016
The ninth Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) was held in the Gulaid Park Hotel Hall on 23 July 2016.The theme of the book fair this year was ‘Leadership’. The theme coincided with the... MORE >
South Sudan: The Untold Story
In July 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed... MORE >
RVI Juba Lectures 2016
With the recent formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity, this year’s lectures come at a critical time. A civil society, confident and well resourced, can contribute much to... MORE >
Reconciliation in the Sudans
In 2005, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of civil war that claimed countless... MORE >
Hustling for Security: Managing plural security in Nairobi’s poor urban settlements
Home to two million people, Nairobi’s informal settlements host the city’s most vulnerable communities who lack access to virtually all publicly run services, especially security. In these... MORE >