African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme 2008

The Nordic Africa Institute has awarded the following scholarships for 2008:

Mr Jeremiah Arowosegbe, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, within the research programme Post-Conflict Transition, the State and Civil Society in Africa. The title of his current research project is ‘‘The State and the Challenges of Nationhood in Post-Conflict Africa: The Niger Delta and Ake’s Theory of Political Integration”. September–November.

Dr Apuuli Phillip Kasaija, Department of Political Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, within the research programme Post-Conflict Transition, the State and Civil Society in Africa. The title of his current research project is ‘‘Is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) an Option for Uganda?”. March–May.

Professor Francis Matambalya, Department of Marketing, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, within the research programme Global Trade and Regional Integration: African Economies, Producers, and Living Conditions. The title of his current research project is ‘‘Market Access Barriers Facing ACP Exporters to the EU: Evidences from a Study of ACP Exporters from East Africa”. January–March.

Dr Elaine Salo, African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa, within the research programme Gender and Age in African Cities. The title of her current research project is ‘‘The Born Frees: Race, gender, sexuality and youth identity in post-apartheid urban South Africa”. April–May.

Specially invited guest researcher 2008

Professor Jimi O. Adesina, Department of Sociology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Prof. Adesina's present research is on Social Policy in Africa. He will follow up on the UNRISD project 'Social Policy in a Developmental Context' with a focus on understanding the social provision and protection beyond the state versus market debate. April–May.

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