Partnerships

The Nordic Africa Institute cooperates formally with several organisations, and the Institute is also a member of several networks at an institutional level. Some of the organizations that NAI is cooperating with are listed below.

AEGIS

NAI is a member of AEGIS. AEGIS - African Studies in Europe is a research network of European studies centres which aims to create synergies between experts and institutions. With primary emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities, AEGIS' main goal is to improve understanding about contemporary African societies. More information on AEGIS at www.aegis-eu.org.

Sida

NAI has collaborated with Sida in various forms over the years. The collaboration was coordinated into one program in 2009: “Poverty, Inequality, and Social Exclusion” (2009-2012; the PISE program. Albeit with particular extensions for the Gothenburg Book and Library Fair in 2010 and an additional secondment in 2011). The collaboration continues in a program aimed at strengthening research collaboration at the regional Africa level during 2013-14: “Increased research collaboration and outreach at the regional African level”. During 2014 a new pilot programme focusing on aid and institutional changes is being developed between NAI and Sida. More information at www.sida.se.

More information about Sida-programmes at NAI.

FOI - Swedish Defence Research Agency

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) has had research cooperation and capacity building in African studies during 2008-2013.
More information at www.foi.se.

NAI has had a co-operation with IDEP since 2011. IDEP – the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning is a pan-African institution created in 1962 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Its mission is to assist policymakers and other stakeholders in enhancing their skills in the areas of policymaking, long-term perspective planning and institutional and regulatory reforms. IDEP undertakes a wide range of activities related to economic development and planning in Africa, aimed at promoting and defending the economic independence of African countries and peoples. The headquarters is in Dakar, Senegal.
More information at www.unidep.org.

NAI and CODESRIA has had a long and extensive cooperation within research ever since CODESRIA was founded in 1973.  CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of social Sciences Research in Africa, was founded with the combined aims of producing new social knowledge, bringing social knowledge to public issues, participating in the construction of African independence and development, combating “poverty, ignorance and disease” and contributing African perspectives to the understanding of global issues. The headquarter is in Dakar, Sénegal.

SANORD

NAI became member of SANORD in 2010. The Southern African-Nordic Center is a partnership of higher education institutions from all the Nordic countries and southern Africa. Its primary aim is to promote multilateral research cooperation on matters of importance to the development of both regions.
More information at www.sanord.uwc.ac.za

NorDoc

The Nordic Africa Institute library is part of NorDoc, which is a Nordic working group on third world information and documentation. The members come from libraries in different organisations working with development matters.

Claude Ake Visiting Chair at Uppsala University

This visiting chair at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, is a collaboration between the department and the Nordic Africa Institute. It is funded by the Swedish government and Uppsala University to honour the memory of Professor Claude Ake, prominent African scholar, philosopher and humanist. More on the Claude Ake Visiting Chair - at the NAI site.

More on the Claude Ake Visiting Chair - at the Uppsala University site (opens in new window).

EADI

NAI is an institutional member of EADI. European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) is a professional network for development and regional studies in Europe. EADI's members include a wide range of development research and training organisations, think tanks, national bodies and researchers throughout Europe.
More information on EADI at www.eadi.org.

EARN

NAI är medlem i EARN, Europe-Africa Policy Research Network, a network of African and European Policy Research Institutes, aiming to contribute to the EU-Africa Policy Dialogue. EARN intends to bring added value on pooling and fostering policy research capacities, dialogue, information and partnership between European and African non-governmental research institutions on issues relating to EU-Africa relations. More information on EARN at http://europafrica.net/earn/.

EAC

The overall objective of the co-operation is to mobilise NAI's competences and capacities, and strategically use them to support the regional integration and the economic, political and social development agenda of the EAC (East African Community). The co-operation with EAC was initiated in 2012. Link to the EAC website (opens in new window).