News from the RVI

Would you like to work at the Rift Valley Institute? New positions September 2015
The Rift Valley institute is currently seeking new staff in several locations: Nairobi, Hargeysa and London. The posts include two mid-level management positions and an internship. RVI... MORE >
Jemera Rone: in memoriam
Jemera Rone, who died on 29 July 2015, in Washington DC, was an early supporter of the Rift Valley Institute, and one of the Institute’s first Fellows. She taught on the first RVI Sudan... MORE >
Field Courses 2015: Syllabuses online
The RVI’s 2015 annual field courses began in June in Naivasha, Kenya, in the heart of the Great African Rift Valley. The courses, now in their twelfth year, started with the Horn of Africa... MORE >
How do so-called fragile states exercise and maintain political power? What actors and institutions are involved in this process? How do they distribute the spoils of power amongst the... MORE >
New website tracks LAPSSET and development in northern Kenya
The Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project is a large-scale development initiative that affects communities across Northern Kenya and bordering countries. Yet those... MORE >
RVI Field Courses 2015: New lecturers and location announcement
The RVI annual field courses feature teaching teams composed of regional specialists drawn from the region itself and from Europe and America. The most recent additions include Laura... MORE >
Work for the RVI: Opportunities in London and Nairobi - application deadline December 2014
On 30 November the Rift Valley Institute announced a search for three new senior staff members, to be based in the London and Nairobi offices of the Institute. The RVI London office also... MORE >
RVI field courses 2015
The Rift Valley Institute’s annual field courses will be held in East Africa in June and July 2015. Course applications are now open. Please apply online here. Locations of courses will be... MORE >
Jama Musse Jama of the Redsea Cultural Foundation wins prize in Italy
Jama Musse Jama, the director of the Redsea Cultural Foundation is one of the winners of this year's Cultura della Solidarietà prize, awarded in a ceremony on 27 September 2014 in... MORE >
Challenges for national dialogue in Sudan
In National Dialogue in Sudan, a paper for the Sudan Democracy First Group, RVI Fellow Atta el-Battahani examines the successes and failures of  national dialogue in Sudan and... MORE >
The field course season in Eastern and Central Africa
More than forty specialists on Eastern and Central African history, politics, economics and culture taught on the RVI’s annual field courses this year. Journalists and activists joined... MORE >
Civil society, landownership, homicide and the rule of law in South Sudan
The South Sudan Law Society's publication, In Brief, covers critical issues in legal and constitutional development in South Sudan. An article in the inaugural issue by Victor... MORE >

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