NAI research informs policy

Informal waste sector Nigeria

The NAI project on informal waste recycling in Nigeria is contributing to a new national policy. This is the upshot of a round table held 5 August in Abuja that brought together government officials, researchers, representatives of the private sector, civil society and international development agencies.

NAD 2014 - Key Note Dr Mo Ibrahim

The title of Dr. Mo Ibrahim's Key Note is 'Why governance matters'. The only way for Africa to move forward is to ensure good governance – the way the economy, legal structures and institutions are managed. Please note! The lecture is open to the public and will also be live streamed at the NAI website.

Invitation to Key Note lecture September 26, 2014, 13.00-15.00 at Uppsala University Grand Auditorium (pdf opens in new window).

More about the Nordic Africa Days.

NAI scholarships for 2015

Study Scholarships and Scholarships for PhD Candidates 2015 at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline for applications: 1 October 2014

Click here for more information about study scholarships and scholarships for PhD candidates.

Ongoing procurements at NAI

NAI has currently two ongoing procurements. One web-related,  Dnr. 2014/296 and one regarding travel agency services, Dnr. 2014/295. Click on each link to read more details about the procurements (information in Swedish only).

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Claude Ake Visiting Chair 2015

Politics - how does it feel?

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.

Upcoming events

  • Friday September 19th, 14-16 at NAI, Open seminar
    "Exploring the Potential for Green Revolution: A Choice Experiment on Maize Farmers in Northern Ghana".

  • Tuesday September 23rd, Hanasaari - the Swedish-Finnish Culture Centre, Espoo, Finland
    Seminar on 20 years of democracy in South Africa.
  • Thursday September 25, Panel discussion, at NAI.  'City, citizens, democracy and destitution in South Africa'. Reception: 18.00–19.00. Open to all, registration required no later than 22 September.

  • 26-27 September, The Nordic Africa Days 2014 in Uppsala.

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