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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

RVI projects are funded by grants, course-fees and private donations. The Institute’s funders include the following institutions.

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RVI collaborates and works with many different organizations working in or on the Horn, Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes regions. These include:

Abaarso Tech

Academy for Peace and Development (APD)

British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)

Catholic University of Bukavu

Catholic University of South Sudan (CuSS)

Centre for Federal Studies at Addis Ababa University

Centre for Research and Dialogue

Conciliation Resources

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department for International Development (DFID)

Durham University Department of History

Global Justice Academy at the University of Edinburgh

Gurtong Trust

Heritage Institute for Policy Studies

Humanity United

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute of African and Asian Studies of the University of Khartoum

J.M. Kaplan Fund

Kwani Trust

Marol Academy

Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology

National Museums of Kenya

Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael)

Open Society Foundations

Open Square Project

Partners in Development Services

Puntland State University (PSU)

Redsea Cultural Foundation

Royal African Society

Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute)

Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

Rumbek Senior Secondary School

South Sudan Law Society (SSLS)

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

The Sudd Institute

Transitional Justice Institute at University of Ulster

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

University of Hargeysa

University of Juba