News from the RVI

Applications open for RVI's Annual Field Courses 2019
In June and July, the Rift Valley Institute will hold the 2019 annual field courses in Kenya. Now in their sisteenth year, each course examines a different sub-region within eastern and... MORE >
RVI Annual Juba Lecture Series 2018
The Rift Valley Institute is pleased to announce the seventh Juba Lecture Series under the theme of ‘Everyday Economies: Historical Perspectives and Present-day Realities in South Sudan... MORE >
The Institute recently wrapped up its fifteenth year of annual field courses, which were held this year in May and June in Kenya. The one-week intensive courses covered an array of... MORE >
‘The Wisdom of Elders’—RVI at the Hargeysa International Book Fair
RVI attended the Hargeysa International Book Fair in Somaliland, showcasing work on customary authorities in South Sudan.  MORE >
Hargeysa International Book Fair
The Rift Valley Institute will participate in the Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF) panel event ‘The Wisdom of Elders’, to be held on 23 July in Hargeysa, Somaliland. Two South... MORE >
Carrada Ayaan Dhunkannay Audiobook
The Rift Valley Institute and Redsea Cultural Foundation have collaborated to publish We Kissed the Ground as an audiobook. Dr. Jama Musse Jama, Director of the Hargeysa Cultural... MORE >
Annual Field Courses 2018 - Applications Open
In May and June, the Rift Valley Institute will hold the 2018 annual field courses in Sagana, Kenya. Now in their fifteenth year, each course examines a different sub-region within eastern... MORE >
Tarikh Tana: Our history
The Rift Valley Institute, together with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and UNESCO, with funding from Norway, are pleased to announce the first 'Tarikh Tana (Our... MORE >
Juba University students discuss customary authorities
As part of its ongoing South Sudan Customary Authorities project, RVI, in coordination with staff and students at the University of Juba, organized an event which discussed the role of... MORE >
The Horn of Africa: State Formation and Decay
Why is the Horn such a distinctive part of Africa? This book, by one of the foremost scholars of the region, traces this question through its exceptional history and also probes the wildly... MORE >
RVI is recipient of the 2017 Open Society Foundation New Executives Fund
The Rift Valley Institute is one of twelve non-profit organisations to be awarded an Open Society Foundation New Executive Fund grant in 2017. The grant, which is intended to assist newly... MORE >
Hargeysa International Book Fair 2017
Academics, artists, authors, musicians, poets and lovers of their work gathered in Somaliland’s vibrant capital, Hargeysa, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Hargeysa International... MORE >

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