Travel scholarships 2007

The Programme and Research Council of the Nordic Africa Institute has awarded travel scholarships for research and preparation of research projects on Africa to the following persons:

Henrik Angerbrandt, Stockholm University, Sweden
Managing communal conflict in Kaduna, Nigeria: the politics of local and central state power relations

Ulla Ashorn, University of Tampere, Finland
Mothers' accounts of growth problems caused by chronic undernutrition of their children - an explanatory study in Malawi

Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland
Iceland's development cooperation: policy planning and public administration (Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia)

Linn Axelsson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Women in organisations - spatial perspectives on collective action in Ghana

Johanna Bergman Lodin, Lund University, Sweden
New African Agricultural Technology and smallholder welfare (Uganda)

Jesper Bjarnesen, Uppsala University, Sweden
Only a dead man stands still. Young people negotiating mobility in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Agnes Dahné, Göteborg University, Sweden
Women's participation in 'male involvement programmes' - in the context of international development aid and AIDS activism in South Africa

Maria Eriksson Baaz, Göteborg University, Sweden
Protecting without protection: Sexuality and discourses of HIV/Aids among former RDC-Goma combatants in the integrated Congolese army (FARDC)

Jane Vogt Evensen, University of Oslo, Norway
United against HIV/AIDS? Cooperation, decentralisation and state-civil society relations in the case of Lusikisiki (South Africa)

Andréas Godsäter, Göteborg University, Sweden
Civil society in Southern Africa - the role of regional co-operation

Henriette Hafsaas, University of Bergen, Norway
Identities and culture contact in a centre-periphery perspective: social and cultural complexity in the Middle Nile Valley - from Neolithic herders to divine kings

Stina Hansson, Göteborg University, Sweden
Targeting water, limited possibilities to achieve the MDG water target in Niger

Mikkel Harder, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Equality through discrimination - an ethnographic fieldwork about the connection between affirmative action and democratic culture at a South African work plac

Baldur Helgason, University of Iceland, Iceland, Use of insecticide treated mosquito nets (ITNs) after a nationwide distribution in Guinea-Bissau

Johanna Hietalahti, University of Helsinki, Finland
Fighting against poverty through microfinance. Example from South Africa

Warda Holm, Norwegian University of Science & Technology , NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Communication of ethnic identity in a political context (Kenya)

Mette Jakobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hygiene and sanitation in three rural districts in the eastern part of Northern Region in Ghana: Local health behaviours and related perceptions of hygiene and sanitation

Mia Damgaard Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Orphans as caretakers. An anthropological study of orphans living in sibling-headed households among the Luo of Western Kenya

Kuel Jok, University of Helsinki, Finland
Conflict of visions in Sudan

Zachary Kinaro, Linköping University, Sweden
Wetland conversion to large-scale agricultural production; implications on livelihoods of rural communities, case study of Yala swamp, Keny

Mahider Mosissa Kitil, University of Tromsö, Norway
A bio-economic analysis of fisheries in Ethiopia: a case of Lake Tana: implications for management and conservation

Julie Riise Kolstad, University of Bergen, Norway
What can be done in order to induce Tanzanian health professionals to work in rural districts?

David Korpela, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Non-literary political communication and education: the Nyau masked performance in Malawi

Solveig Korum, University of Oslo, Norway
Colonial history in the Senegalese High School: conception and reception

Christine Lilja, Göteborg University, Sweden
Researching the poorest: successful strategies to attract external capital among MFIs in the lake Victoria region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)

Hedvig Sundberg, Göteborg University, Sweden
Researching the poorest: successful strategies to attract external capital among MFIs in the lake Victoria region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania)

Andréa Mannberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Gone Fishing - economic growth and food security around Lake Victoria (Tanzania)

Jessica Mzamu, University of Bergen, Norway
Can the poor influence policy? An anthropological analysis on conceptualization of 'Food Security' and its related policies (Malawi)

Kamilla Nörtoft, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Profession, practice and private life. A study of nurses in The Gambia

Eria Olowo Onyango, University of Bergen, Norway
Pastoralism and conflict in African dry lands: confronting persistence violence in an armed society; the case of the Karimojong in North-eastern Uganda

Syna Ouattara, Göteborg University, Sweden
The social and cultural dimensions of curing of disease among the Sénoufo of Côte d'Ivoire and Mali in West Africa

Malin Petsell, Göteborg University, Sweden
A linguistic description of Kagulu (Tanzania)

Katriina Ranne, Helsinki University, Finland
The image of water in constructing the Idea of Life in the poetry of Euphrase Kezilahabi (Tanzania)

Carmeliza Rosario, University of Bergen, Norway
Desperate co-wives, the illegality of polygamy in the new Mozambican family law

Stine Busborg Sagen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hygiene and sanitation in three rural districts in the eastern part of Northern Region in Ghana: Local health behaviours and related perceptions of hygiene and sanitation

Frederick Saunders, Södertörn University College , Sweden
An investigation into the relationships between resource use, environmental change and community-based institutions in mangrove forests in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Cecilia Strand, Uppsala University, Sweden
Journalists' roles in public health emergencies - Lesotho's struggle against HIV/AIDS

Rebhieh Suleiman, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology , Stockholm, Sweden
Water governance of water utilities in transition (Ghana)

Tsegaye Tegenu, Stockholm University, Sweden
Study of Housing Microfinance in Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia

Katariina Timonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
From peacocks to spirits - animal representations in Tingatinga art (Tanzania)

Kirsten Ulsrud, University of Oslo, Norway
Community scale solar energy power plants for development: transfer of technological and social innovations from India to Kenya

Elena Vezzadini, University of Bergen, Norway
Social background to the 1924 revolution in colonial Sudan: the richness of polyphonic sources

Johanna Värlander, Uppsala University, Sweden
Microfinance banking in Malawi: the case of market-led development in Zomba district

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