The Nordic Africa Institute is jointly financed by the Nordic countries, but is formally a Swedish authority. As an authority it is led by a Director, currently Iina Soiri, who is ultimately responsible to the Swedish government for the decisions taken. At her side, the Director has a Nordic Programme and Research Council, whose task is to monitor and advise the Institute’s Director. The members of the Council are appointed by the Swedish government. It is composed of two members and one deputy member from each of the five Nordic countries.