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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Field Courses 2015: Syllabuses online

The RVI’s 2015 annual field courses began in June in Naivasha, Kenya, in the heart of the Great African Rift Valley. The courses, now in their twelfth year, started with the Horn of Africa Course, which took place from 13 June to 19 June. The Great Lakes Course takes place from 27 June to 3 July, and the Sudan and South Sudan Course from 11 July to 17 July.


RVI courses are intensive, week-long events incorporating lectures, seminars, break-out groups and an extensive range of extracurricular activities. The courses provide the basis for an understanding of current political and development challenges in three regions of Eastern and Central Africa. They offer a unique opportunity to interact with leading writers and researchers from the region and beyond. Attendees include diplomats, journalists and personnel from a wide-ranging number of international NGOs, among other professionals working in the region. Participants in any course are eligible for three graduate credits in the US university system.

English and French syllabuses, containing further details of the syllabus, teaching staff and locations can be found on the respective course pages. Spaces on all courses are limited. Apply online here to secure a place.

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