Past Events

Horn of Africa Course 2016
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 >
Sudan and South Sudan Course 2016
The 2016 RVI Sudan and South Sudan Field Course will take stock of the world that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement made in the tenth year after it was signed. The democratic transformation... MORE >
Great Lakes Course 2016
The Great Lakes Course covers the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi, providing a deep historical and social context to the current political and humanitarian... MORE >
Three Decades in Ethiopia
Ethiopia has gone through profound and sweeping changes in three decades–from the fall of the Derg and the establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic, through war and famine, to the... MORE >
Hiding in Plain Sight: Nuruddin Farah at 2015 Kwani? Litfest
On Saturday 5 December the Rift Valley Forum and Kwani? Litfest 2015 hosted Nuruddin Farah for the launch of his book Hiding in Plain Sight. Nuruddin, a frequent guest of the Rift... MORE >
Launch of The Economics of Elections In Somaliland
On 2 December 2015, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum, in collaboration with the Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies and the Observatory of Conflict and Violence... MORE >
PSRP Women & Peace Agreements Database launch
The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) launched its new Women and Peace Agreements Database (PA-X Women). The database is available at: www.peaceagreements.org. The database... MORE >
The Great Migration Debate
Two hundred and thirty people attended The Great Migration Debate on the evening of 4 November 2015, hosted by the Rift Valley Institute's Rift Valley Forum, the Regional Mixed Migration... MORE >
"There Is No Time Left": Climate Change, Environmental Threats and Human Rights in Turkana County, Kenya
In Kenya’s Turkana county, home to 1.2 million people, increased temperatures and changing rainfall are threatening the grazing lands that are the foundation of the region's pastoral... MORE >
Extractives Development and Violence in Eastern Africa
It is boom time in eastern Africa. In 2016, its economies will be the continent’s fastest growing, as investors pour money into burgeoning oil, gas and minerals industries. In response,... MORE >
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Culture, Ethnicity and Politics in Uganda
On Friday 18 September 2015, the Nairobi Forum hosted Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize. The novel follows the... MORE >
Storymoja: How Books and Art Create and Propagate National Values
On Saturday 19 September, Jama Musse Jama, Director of the Hargeysa Cultural Centre, was in Nairobi to speak on a panel at the Storymoja festival 'How Books and Art Create and Propagate... MORE >

Pages