A total of 250 researchers from more than 30 countries took part in the Nordic Africa Days in Uppsala on September 26–27. On Friday, honorary guest Dr Mo Ibrahim held a keynote speech on the importance of good leaders and governance in Africa. On Saturday, Dr Morten Jerven addressed the problem of ‘guesstimates’ instead of reliable statistical data in his keynote speech.
Click here to see the Key Note webcasts, photo album etc. from NAD 2014.
Diaspora communities have a strong stake in the fate of their countries of origin. They can also be a force for good in bringing peace to those countries. A recent Africa Now book edited by Liisa Laakso and Petri Hautaniemi challenges the conventional wisdom that those in the diaspora are all too often warmongers. Order ‘Diasporas, Development and Peacemaking in the Horn of Africa’.
The NAI project on informal waste recycling in Nigeria is contributing to a new national policy.
By observing all five senses, researchers hope to find another angle to understanding politics in North Africa. NAI researcher Maria Malmström and Deborah Kapchan from New York University are bringing together several experts from North Africa for a conference in New York, 3-4 October.
Listen to interview with Deborah Kapchan in Swedish Radio.
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