Senior Researcher at NAI since 2006.
Subject areas: globalisation, international financial institutions and development assistance, rural livelihoods, rural development, natural resource governance, research supervision, education and information.
Geographical areas: Tanzania, East and Southern Africa
Tel: +46 18 471 52 60 (direct)
Kjell Havnevik is a senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (50%) and adjunct professor at the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU), Uppsala and Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway. He has more than three decades of research and teaching experience from Norwegian (Chr. Michelsen Institute and University of Bergen), Tanzanian (University of Dar es Salaam) and Swedish (Nordic Africa Institute and SLU) universities and research institutions. Between 1996 and 2005 he was professor of Rural Development at SLU, supervising a number of Swedish, African and Asian students for their Phd theses in rural development and natural resource governance in countries such as Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, India, Vietnam and Sweden.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
“Large scale investments undermine the land rights of smallholders... These investments often have a tendency to undermine the long term sustainability of agriculture,” says NAI senior researcher Kjell Havnevik.
A Swedish interdisciplinary research network related to Livelihood Diversification, Land and Natural Resource Governance in sub-Saharan Africa has been established. Kjell Havnevik is one of the coordinators of the network.