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Video: Oricia Makonda – RCoP student feature

Meet Oricia Makonda, an early career researcher based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and a member of RVI’s research communities of practice 2nd cohort. The research communities of practice project (RCoP), run by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), aims to bridge the gap between scholarly research and tangible impact in the real […]

Video: Moustafa Ahmed – RCoP student feature

Meet Moustafa Ahmed, a researcher at International Crisis Group and a member of RVI’s Research Communities of Practice 2nd cohort. The Research Communities of Practice Project (RCOP), run by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), aims to bridge the gap between scholarly research and tangible impact in the real world. It is a value-driven project built […]

A YEAR IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

Latest Developments in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti By Michael Woldermarian & Ken Menkhaus  This briefing was written by Micheal Woldemariam and Ken Menkhaus, the Co-Directors of Studies for the Rift Valley Institute’s Horn of Africa Field Course, which will be taking place in Kenya from 23 to 28 July 2023. Michael and Ken […]

RVI 2023 Horn of Africa Course | Dr Ken Menkhaus Interview

RVI’s 2023 Horn of Africa Course takes place from 23-28 July in Nairobi. This year, the course is focused on the theme of ‘New Stresses, Enduring Resilience? Ecology, Identity, and Governance in the Horn of Africa’. In recent years, the Horn of Africa region has faced severe challenges, including civil war, drought, the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

2023 THIS YEAR IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

This Year in the Horn of Africa: Latest Developments In Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti By Michael Woldermarian & Ken Menkhaus  This briefing was written by Micheal Woldemariam and Ken Menkhaus, the Co-Directors of Studies for the Rift Valley Institute’s Horn of Africa Field Course, which will be taking place in Kenya from 23 […]

Research communities of practice

The Research communities of practice (RCoP), a Carnegie Corporation-funded project of the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), aims to link scholarly research to real-world impact. The project, which builds on RVI’s long-term experience in building research capacity in our region of work, convenes research communities of practice — networks of local researchers — in conflict-affected countries in […]

Research communities of practice

The Research Communities of Practice Project (RCoP), run by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) aims to bridge the gap between scholarly research and tangible impact in the real world. The RCOP is a value-driven project built around a community of practitioners and academics with a common interest in enhancing the capacity and voices of early […]

2023 HORN OF AFRICA COURSE – Q&A

This Q&A explores the ecological crisis in the Horn of Africa, its impact on regional conflicts, changing foreign policies’ effects, shifts in donor priorities, and emerging strategies for refugees and internally displaced persons. It serves as a primer for topics that will be covered in more detail on the 2023 Horn of Africa course. Questions were […]

RESEARCH COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – FIRST COHORT TRAINING

By Amina Abdulkadir In September 2022, the Rift Valley Institute in collaboration with Carnegie Corporation and the Open Society University Network launched the first cohort of the Early Career Researchers’ Training, part of the RVI’s Research Communities of Practice (RCoP) project. The project aims to contribute to the development of young professional researchers from East and […]