Events 2016

Reconciliation in Africa: The Road Ahead
Reconciliation in Africa: The Road Ahead
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Uppsala
Book launch: 'The New Africa' by Erika Bjerström
Book launch: 'The New Africa' by Erika Bjerström
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Uppsala

At the NAI library. Presentation of the new English version of the book 'The New Africa' by Erika Bjerström, the US Correspondent of the Swedish National Television. NAI director Iina Soiri will moderate and Victor Adetula, Head of Research at NAI will be discussant.
Open to all, welcome!

Invitation

Nordic Africa Days 2016
Nordic Africa Days 2016
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Uppsala

The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) is a biennial international conference, arranged by the Nordic Africa Institute. It has been organized since 1999 in different places in the Nordic countries. This year it will be held in Uppsala and the theme is Gender and Change: Global Challenges for Africa.

www.nai.uu.se/nad-2016

NARN Workshop
NARN Workshop
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Uppsala

The Nordic Africa Research Network (NARN) is organising a workshop on ”How to communicate research on Africa” in conjunction with the Nordic Africa Days in Uppsala. The workshop is open to all! Venue:  Room 12:128 at Blåsenhus. Read more about the NARN workshop

Pre-conference panel on on South Sudan
Pre-conference panel on on South Sudan
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Uppsala

'Women, Peace, and Security –  moving to the next stage of implementation?' High-level pre-conference panel on South Sudan. At the Nordic Africa Institute.
Read more about the South Sudan event here

SANORD Conference
SANORD Conference
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Uppsala

SANORD, Southern African-Nordic Centre, promotes multilateral research cooperation  between the Nordic countries and southern Africa. The theme of the 2016 SANORD Conference is  “Beyond new public management”.

www.akkonferens.slu.se/sanord2016

Policy Dialogue in Abuja
Policy Dialogue in Abuja
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Abuja

For invited participants only.

Policy Dialogue on Regional Economic Communities and Peace Building in Africa: Lessons Learned from the Experiences of IGAD and ECOWAS. The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in collaboration with Social Science Research Council-Africa Peacebuilding Network(SSRC-APN) and in partnership with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR). List of abstracts - Abuja conference (pdf opens in new window)

Read more here about the Policy Dialouge in Abuja (pdf opens in new window).

World Water Week
World Water Week
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Stockholm
New land and energy investments – Challenges and hydropolitics in the Nile Basin
Emil Sandström and Terje Østigård, researchers at the Nordic Africa Institute, take part in a panel discussion on World Water Week in Stockholm, where they will also launch their new book Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin: Challenges and new investments.
 
Development Research, DevRes 2016
Development Research, DevRes 2016
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Stockholm

NAI will be taking part at DevRes 2016 with a book table, and NAI-researchers Patience Mususa, Cristina Rodrigues and Cristiano Lanzano will be convening a panel discussion entitled "Looking for opportunities and creating new urbanism in the developing countries: local dynamics and policy implications" on Tuesday 23 August, 16:00-17:30.

Poverty's Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World
Poverty's Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World
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Jyväskylä

NAI co-arranges this conference together with the University of Jyväskylä. There's no admission fee.

www.povdev.blog.jyu.fi/p/conference-2016.html

From Donkey Cart to Mercedes in one Generation
From Donkey Cart to Mercedes in one Generation
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Uppsala

Stephen Marr, guest researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, draws from his research on Botswana’s capital Gaborone. For further information, see www.nai.uu.se/public-events.
Event location: The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

Policy forum event on the AU-UN strategic partnership
Policy forum event on the AU-UN strategic partnership
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New York

The International Peace Institute, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and the Nordic Africa Institute are pleased to invite you to a forward-looking policy forum event on the occasion of Africa Day to discuss consolidating the AU-UN strategic partnership. Please read more about the event and register here (opens in new window).

At the seminar, the newly published book, 'The Future of African Peace Operations: From Janjaweed to Boko Haram', edited by Cedric de Coning, NAI researcher Linnea Gelot, and John Karlsrud (Zed Books, 2016) will also be featured and discussed. More information on the book at  www.zedbooks.co.uk/node/22953.

Seminar on Rwanda
Seminar on Rwanda
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Stockholm

Seminar in the Swedish Parliament ‘Democratization and governance under President Kagame. What does the future hold for Rwanda in terms of inclusive governance and democratization? What does the constitutional amendment imply for Rwanda's status as a model for development? The seminar is a collaboration between members of the Swedish Parliament, the Rwandan Embassy in Sweden, and the Nordic Africa Institute. NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen moderates the seminar and NAI director Iina Soiri participates.

Please click here to see complete programme.

Inequality and Middle Class Development in Africa
Inequality and Middle Class Development in Africa
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Cape Town

International workshop organized jointly by the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in cooperation with the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) of the University of Cape Town. NAI researcher Henning Melber is one of the invited speakers/panelists.

www.giga-hamburg.de/en/event/inequality-and-middle-class-development-in-africa

Round table on development-relevant research
Round table on development-relevant research
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Stockholm

NAI researcher Sirkku Hellsten will present her research on governance, gender and human rights at this event in Stockholm. She is one of the presenters providing a concrete basis for a roundtable discussion. NAI director Iina Soiri participates and the event is arranged by Sida, Codesria and the Nordic Africa Institute.
For more details and how to register please click here.

Democratic transitions: Lessons from world leaders
Democratic transitions: Lessons from world leaders
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Stockholm

Book launch and panel discussion. NAI director Iina Soiri participates in the panel discussion.

Institutions, activists, political parties, students, women's rights movements, and
international actors all have important roles in situations where authoritarian regimes
transition into democratic nations. Political leaders, right in the midst of the shift,
play crucial roles and have invaluable insight in these progressions. What have political leaders experienced during transition processes?

Free of charge but registration required.
More about the event and registration here (page opens in new window)

Business Opportunities in Africa
Business Opportunities in Africa
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Stockholm

Conference arranged by the financial newspaper Dagens Industri.

www.di.se/konferens/afrika

Book launch and seminar
Book launch and seminar
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Addis Ababa

'The Future of African Peace Operations' with NAI Director Iina Soiri and NAI researcher Linnea Gelot.

Read more about the book and African peacekeeping in this article.

Programme for book launch and seminar 7 April, 2016 (document opens in new window).

Public lecture with Prof. Barney Pityana - Student revolts in South Africa
Public lecture with Prof. Barney Pityana - Student revolts in South Africa
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Ekonomikum, Uppsala

Prof Pityana is currently guest researcher at the Nordic Africa Insitute. The lecture is arranged in collaboration with the Uppsala Association of International Affairs.
More information about Prof. Pityana and the event (opens in new window)

Stockholm Forum on Security and Development
Stockholm Forum on Security and Development
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Stockholm

SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs are pleased to co-host the 2016 Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. The Forum, which facilitates dialogue and interdisciplinary exchange among global experts, will examine how to deliver the new Sustainable Development Goals in fragile environments.

www.sipri.org/events/2016-stockholm-forum-on-security-and-development

Economic Development in Africa
Economic Development in Africa
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Oxford

George Adu, senior researcher at NAI, will chair a session and present a paper at this conference organized by St Catherine's College in Oxford.

www.csae.ox.ac.uk/conferences/2016-EdiA

The death of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld
The death of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld
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Leiden

Henning Melber, Senior Advisor at the Nordic Africa Institute, leads this seminar that summarizes Hammarskjöld’s approach to the conflict in the Congo and offers an overview of the efforts to establish the circumstances of his death.

www.ascleiden.nl/news/seminar-death-un-secretary-general-dag-hammarskjold-and-congo

Exhibition: Women Filmmakers in Africa
Exhibition: Women Filmmakers in Africa
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The Nordic Africa Institute's Library

Welcome to our exhibition on women filmmakers in Africa.  Possibility to borrow both films and books.

www.nai.uu.se/library

Diskussion om områdesstudier i Sverige
Diskussion om områdesstudier i Sverige
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Stockholm, Sweden

Den 15 januari 2016, kl.13-16, ordnar Stockholms universitet och Utrikespolitiska institutet tillsammans med flera områdesinstitut ett seminarium kring områdesstudiers ställning, bidrag och behov i Sverige. NAIs direktör Iina Soiri deltar.
Antalet platser är begränsat och därför krävs anmälan, mejla till: research@ui.se
Plats: Lejonsköldska salen, Utrikespolitiska institutet, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.

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