The Nordic Africa Institute launched an Associates Programme in 2009, in order to link leading researchers and Africa experts to the Institute. The long-term goal is to broaden the knowledge and experience base of the Institute as well as its network. The “NAI Associates” have been contracted with the Institute for three years. NAI Associates will be recruited both from the Nordic region and from Africa.
NAI Associates must have an independent position in their native countries and in their professional or academic community. They should add to the strengthening of NAI as a center of research and documentation on Africa in the Nordic Region. The immediate goal now is to widen the circle of NAI Associates in the Nordic region.
Marja Liisa Swantz, former Director of the Institute and Director of Research in Development Studies, University of Helsinki, visiting professor in the World Institute of Development Economics Research, in Helsinki and in University of Wisconsin, Madison. - Marja Liisa Swantz short CV (pdf).
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