Briefings and Meeting Reports

Somalia: A state of male power, insecurity and inequality
The Rift Valley Institute’s study on the impact of war on Somali men looks into a previously under-researched set of questions: What are the enduring effects of more than two decades of war... MORE >
Drought in the Horn of Africa Roundtable
In early 2011, the scale of famine affecting the Horn of Africa was only just beginning to receive international attention, despite early warnings in the previous year. It was not until... MORE >
Forging Jubaland
On 22 April 2016, the Rift Valley Forum hosted the launch of Saferworld’s report, Forging Jubaland, Community Perspectives on Federalism, Governance and Reconciliation. The creation of... MORE >
Stabilization in Eastern and Central Africa
In March 2014, the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), through the Rift Valley Forum, together with the University of Gothenburg convened a regional conference on stabilization at the Kenya School... MORE >
Closing Dadaab
On 11 April 2015, following the al-Shabaab attack on Garissa University in which 147 Kenyans were killed, Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto announced the closure, within three months,... MORE >
Eastleigh and Beyond
On the weekend of 27-28 of September 2014, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum hosted ‘Eastleigh and Beyond: The Somali Factor in Urban Kenya’ at the Rift Valley Institute office in... MORE >
A safe haven for Somalis in Uganda?
This briefing examines the emergence of the Somali migration route to Uganda and its significance in the long history of Somali migration in East Africa. It discusses the factors underlying... MORE >
Challenges for the Somali money transfer sector
Remittances to Somalia are at risk of being caught in the backwash of a global tendency towards tighter regulation of financial flows. This new tightening aims to prevent money laundering... MORE >
IGAD and Somalia
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) aims to promote peace, security, prosperity and economic integration in Eastern Africa. Since 2004, it has been active in supporting... MORE >
LAPSSET: A Transformative Project or a Pipe Dream?
On 4 October, the RVI Nairobi Forum held a public meeting to discuss the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET), a flagship project of Kenya’s government-sponsored... MORE >
Remittance transfers to Somalia
Somali migrants from around the world remit $1.3 billion annually. This exceeds the total sum for humanitarian aid to Somalia, which reaches $800 million at its highest. Remittances make a... MORE >

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