Global agreement changes limiting view on migration

NAD2018.Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have died in the last few years, during attempts to reach Europe on boats over the Mediterranean or via unsafe overland routes. In December, 193 countries are expected to adopt The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which would be the first global, UN-driven attempt to cover all aspects of international migration. While it is a laudable effort, there are risks too, say migration experts.

Citizenship as a learning process

Development. Civic education is key to ensuring a population participates in society. NAI guest researcher Ajali Nguyahambi looks into how development organisations contribute to the notion of citizenship among people in Tanzania.

Broadening the migration debate

Voices from NAD2018. Researchers, experts, activists, journalists and policymakers – they all came to the Nordic Africa Days in Uppsala.

Biggest NAD to date wraps up

NAD2018. The Nordic Africa Days 2018 closed on Friday, having welcomed 260 scholars from more than 40 countries to Uppsala. In the 33 panels, participants discussed perspectives on this year’s theme, African Mobilities – reshaping narratives and practices of...

Political science in Africa and its impact

New NAI-research. Finnish researcher Liisa Laakso starts work at the Nordic Africa Institute in January 2019. She will investigate how the study of political science in African universities impacts political transformations on the continent.

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