Briefings and Meeting Reports

RVI Usalama Project: the Kinshasa conference
This was a joint meeting organised by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), the Réseau pour la réforme du secteur de sécurité et de la justice (RRSSJ), the Centre pour la Gouvernance (... MORE >
Projet Usalama du RVI : conférence de Kinshasa
Cette réunion a été organisée conjointement par l’Institut de la Vallée du Rift (RVI), le Réseau pour la réforme du secteur de sécurité et de la justice (RRSSJ), le Centre pour la... 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 >
Managing development and security in north-eastern Kenya
This joint meeting of the Rift Valley Institute and Road International was opened by Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Coordinator of the RVI Nairobi Forum, who introduced Rage Mohamed of Road... MORE >
What future for democracy in Somaliland?
Mark Bradbury, RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, welcomed participants to the launch of Somalilanders Speak: Lessons from the 2012 local elections, a report... MORE >
My father's journey
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director, welcomed the panellists and audience to this literary evening organised by Kwani Trust and the Rift Valley Institute... MORE >
The Somalia Conference in London, May 2013
Mark Bradbury, the RVI Horn and East Africa Regional Director, welcomed the distinguished guests and explained that this forum followed on from one which took place in Mogadishu on the 27... MORE >
Pastoralism and development in Africa
Ambreena Manji, Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), welcomed all those attending and expressed her hope for further collaboration, particularly around issues of... MORE >
A War on Men?
Mark Bradbury welcomed participants and explained this inception workshop was planned to develop a research framework and identify key issues and questions for a two-year study by RVI and... MORE >
The Somalia Conference in London, May 2013
On 7 May 2013, the Federal Government of Somalia and the UK government will co-host the Somalia Conference in London aimed at harnessing international support for reconstruction and... MORE >

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