“Farmers that have gone to school are doing better than those who never went to school. Kids in rural Zambia know this”, says Douglas Phiri researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research.
Watch him explain children’s understanding of poverty in Zambia, and Phillip Wambua giving an insight on how farmers in Kenya are overcoming lack of water. See interviews from the Nordic Africa Days 2014.
What consequences will it have for the upcoming elections in Nigeria next year? Read article by Morten Bøås on Mats Utas’ blog.
Former fighters, postwar stability
The case of Liberia shows that former commanders can play a positive role when rebuilding war-torn societies. Read more in Policy Note #6, 2014.
Water and Africa’s resource crisis
Finding enough water, not land, will be the major challenge for securing Africa’s future food production. Read more in Policy Note #4, 2014.
Small farms and poverty paradox
Three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children belong to farming families. In other words, those who are key to the development of the continent. Read more in Policy Note #5, 2014.
Senior Researcher and Leader - two positions
NAI is seeking two experienced researchers of a professorial rank or its academic equivalent:
Senior researcher and leader of the research cluster on Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation in Africa and
Senior researcher and leader of the research cluster on Mobility, Migration and Transnational Relations in Africa. Closing date for applications: January 15, 2015.
Read the complete advertisment here.
Read about the international apathy on African “presidents-for-life”, by NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen in Swedish magazine Omvärlden (in Swedish).