Event location: Sagana, Kenya

Runs: From 27th May 2018 to 1st Jun 2018

Event time: 08:00 to 17:00

Event contact: courses@riftvalley.net

The Rift Valley Institute will hold the 2018 Horn of Africa Course in Sagana, Kenya from 27 May to 1 June 2018. The course offers a dawn-to-dusk programme of lectures, seminars, panel discussions and debates. Bringing together new research, fresh analysis, established and emerging experts, the course considers current political and development challenges in their historical, social and economic context. The course is designed for diplomats, development practitioners, researchers and the private sector - both those living and working in the region or those about to start.


The Horn of Africa Course covers Ethiopia, the Somali regions, Eritrea, Djibouti, and northern Kenya. The social and political histories of each country in the Horn of Africa are examined to contextualise the continuities and transformations that are taking place across the region. A variety of disciplinary perspectives and new research is brought to bear on conflict, climate and environmental change, livelihoods, hydro-politics, gender, culture, migration and the challenges of foreign aid to build a holistic understanding of contemporary developments and crises afflicting the peoples of the Horn. The Directors of this year's course will be Terrence Lyons and Peter Chonka and they will be joined by a team of leading experts. 


For further information on the course and the online application form, please visit the RVI website: http://riftvalley.net/course/rvi-field-courses#.Wt26p9NuZsN. For any inquiries, you can write to us on courses@riftvalley.net.