Current Projects & Programmes

Women in Politics in Kenya
When Kenyans voted in favour of a new constitution in the 2010 referendum, they endorsed many considerable changes to the country’s political, legal and institutional landscape. This... MORE >
South Sudan Customary Authorities Project
The peace negotiations which preceded the current political transition process in South Sudan brought together the warring factions, former detainees, leaders of political parties, members... MORE >
Political Settlements Research Programme
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 >
Harlem-based Somali novelist Abdi Latif Ega, author of 'Guban'. Picture by Kate Stanworth
In 2008, the Redsea Cultural Foundation and Kayd, Somali diaspora organisations in Italy and the UK, joined ranks to establish the Hargeysa International Book Fair.  Now in its seventh year... MORE >
Rift Valley Review
The Rift Valley Review is a planned annual publication of the Rift Valley Institute. It will cover policy, research, arts, culture and local knowledge in the countries of Eastern... MORE >
Usalama Project
The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has been mired in violence for two decades and continues to be plagued by dozens of armed groups.  Yet, these groups—and how they interact with... MORE >