Past Events

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 >
Storymoja: Historical Research and Fiction Writing
The Nairobi Forum, in collaboration with Kwani? and Storymoja, brought Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi—whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize—together... MORE >
Political Settlements Research Programme Workshop
From 6 to 7 July 2015, the Rift Valley Forum hosted a two-day training workshop in Bukavu, in the eastern DRC, as part of the DFID-funded Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP).... MORE >
South Sudan: The Chiefs Speak
Decades of war in South Sudan have had a damaging effect on the position of chiefs and other traditional leaders. But their influence remains strong. Today they confront a crisis in... MORE >
Sudan and South Sudan Course 2015
Political rivalry and unending civil wars in the Sudans continue to jeopardise social and economic development. Understanding the histories of state formation and conflict is more important... MORE >
The 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) was held in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 1 to 6 August 2015. The fair is organised by Redsea Cultural Foundation, a partner of the Rift Valley... MORE >
Burundi at the Crossroads
A deep malaise grips Burundi in this electoral season. President Pierre Nkurunziza’s April decision to seek a third term in contravention of what many Burundians consider the intent of the... MORE >
Great Lakes Course 2015
The Great Lakes Course covered the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi. The state and its institutions were cross-cutting themes this year. In the DRC, the Course... MORE >
Culture, art and development
Kayd Somali Arts & Culture, an RVI partner organisation, will hold an Open Talk in London on 12 July with Professor Ahmed Samatar. The subject is the relationship between culture and... MORE >
Horn of Africa Course 2015
The Horn of Africa Course covered Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland, Puntland, and Northern Kenya. The 2015 course offered a multi-disciplinary examination of the crises... MORE >
The Impact of War on Somali Men
On 9 June 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum held a public meeting to launch the report of the inception phase of the Forum's research study, The Impact of War on Somali Men.  In... MORE >

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