Juba Lecture Series

Since 2010, the RVI has organized an annual series of public lectures at the University of Juba. These lectures are designed to promote public discussion of emerging political and cultural issues in South Sudan. The lectures are co-hosted with the Centre for Peace and Development Studies at the University of Juba. Past lecture topics have included law, citizenship, culture, and nationhood.

Electoral Processes

This programme comprises a series of studies of electoral processes and politics in Eastern and Central Africa. It aims to provide those involved in elections – electoral officials, civil society organisations, election monitors, donor agencies and others working in the field of democratisation - with an understanding of the historical, administrative and political context of specific…

Sudan Open Archive

The Sudan Open Archive ( offers free digital access to knowledge of all regions of Sudan and South Sudan. It is an expanding, word-searchable, full-text database of books, documents, scholarly resources and grey literature. The website is linked to the RVI's guide to internet resources on Sudan and South Sudan. 

The Sudan Abduction and Slavery Project

The RVI Sudan Abductee Database is the outcome of an eighteen-month field investigation into abduction of Southerners during the north-south civil war in Sudan. The research was designed to create a useable record of persons missing, abducted, enslaved or killed in Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal during raids on Dinka, Luo and Fertit communities by northern tribal militias, from the onset of the war…