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After a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, RVI held its first in-person residential course at the end of June 2022 in Naivasha, Kenya. The programme restarted with the popular Horn of Africa course, which focuses on the history, politics and culture of Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The course was directed by Dr Michael Woldemariam and Dr Peter Chonka who…

A Year in the Horn of Africa: Latest Developments in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland and Djibouti.

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The Sudan and South Sudan Q&A covers some of the pressing issues surrounding the developments in the region and provides an insight of the most pertinent issues covered in the annual course. 

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The Horn of Africa course Q&A covers some of the pressing issues surrounding the developments in the region and provides an insight of the most pertinent issues covered in the annual course. 

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The RVI 2022 courses are now open to receive applications. Apply before the deadline to secure a place and join some of the finest experts on the region in a lively teach-in experience from down to dusk on the history and current affairs of the regions. 

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The RVI education programme aims to inform influential constituencies working in eastern and central Africa about the people and communities in the countries where they work. It consists of two main types of trainings; the Annual Field Courses on Sudan and South Sudan, the Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes; and bespoke courses tailored for a variety of international
organisations.…

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In June, the Rift Valley Institute will hold the 2020 annual field courses. Now in their seventeenth year, each course examines a different sub-region within eastern and central Africa: Sudan and South Sudan, the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa. They offer a dawn-to-dusk programme of lectures, seminars, panel discussions and debates. Bringing together new research, fresh analysis,…

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The Horn of Africa Course examines the Somali-speaking lands, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and northern Kenya. It explores the historical and contemporary features that make the Horn one of the world’s most crisis-ridden regions. The 2022 Course will be directed by Michael Woldemariam and Peter Chonka.

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The RVI Sudan and South Sudan Course will explore these ongoing political and economic transitions in both Sudans. Topics of special interest include international reintegration, changing military-security landscapes, rebuilding social security networks, young people’s political resistance, shifting migrant pathways and returning refugees, and the prospects for peace and justice.

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The 2017 RVI field Course on the Great Lakes will focus on transitions in the region. It will examine the extent to which the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi have transitioned into democratizing, post-conflict polities, and the prospects for consolidation or backsliding in the months and years ahead.  The Co-Directors of Studies for the course will be Jason Stearns and Yolande Bouka. They will be…