Open seminar

Poverty, agricultural production and formalization of property rights in Tanzania

Thursday November 6, at 15.15–17.00 at NAI, Villagatan 6, Uppsala - open to all and no registration needed. Invitation (pdf opens i new window). With Professor Howard Stein from University of Michigan, USA.

The agricultural sector in Tanzania is changing dramatically. For the past few years, various attempts have taken place to formalize property rights in rural areas. The aim is to secure access to land for small holder farmers, but also to encourage investment in agriculture. How successful have these initiatives been and why?

Inequality heightens violence in Nigeria, researcher says

Henrik Angerbrandt

Extreme inequality, corruption and a dysfunctional state have raised the temperature in Nigeria to boiling point. Religious differences, however, are not the main reason for the ascent of the extremist group Boko Haram, NAI researcher Henrik Angerbrandts argues.

Ethiopian education troubled by double standards

addis queues

Despite competition from private universities, public universities in Ethiopia are still considered to be the best. In theory, private colleges and universities should be able to compete on equal terms with public universities. However, according to NAI researcher Getnet Fetene, this is not the case. He will present his research on Higher Education in Ethiopia during the Crismo-seminar 22 October at NAI.

More than medicine against Ebola

Fighting Ebola is about fighting distrust. Information on disease prevention must be disseminated in the right way to the people of West Africa. Aid workers need to be responsive and culturally sensitive, social anthropologist Mats Utas stresses.

Mats Utas 2014-10-15

Bamboo capitalism in Africa?

Economic activities in Africa are still dominated by the production of and trade in agricultural and mineral commodities.   A new book 'African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation', edited by NAI researcher Francis Matambalya, argues that a feasible model for Africa is   the Japanese-led “flying geese” model and the Chinese-led “bamboo capitalism” model.
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Melber - Understanding Namibia

A frank account of free Namibia

'Understanding Namibia', by NAI senior advisor Henning Melber, has been called the most substantial report ever on independent Namibia. It provides a frank account of a state that shook off colonial rule but has yet to see the fruits of independence distributed evenly among its people.

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