Research & Public Information

Field-based, action-oriented research is at the core of the RVI's work. The Institute is a leader in social investigation and analysis in areas including human security, political economy and community development. Research strands include electoral processes, land tenure systems, border communities and gender issues. In the realm of public information the Institute has developed an ongoing programme of policy discussion—the Nairobi Forum—and support for cultural centres and institutions of higher education in Somaliland, South Sudan and the DRC. The Institute’s websites provide a growing knowledge resource for the region.

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 >