Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

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Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Research and policy analysis

The Nordic Africa Institute, NAI, is a research centre focused on Africa. It is jointly financed by the governments of Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Learn more about our research

Increasing militarization in Africa

Security.Why are more and more resources spent to militarize Africa? Twenty conflict and security researchers will discuss this question in a two-day workshop at NAI.

Corruption in African elites blocks economic growth

Governance. The colonial past is not the greatest obstacle to development in Africa, according to NAI guest professor Rachid Tlemçani, but rather political corruption in African elites. He is hopeful about young Africans making a stand against authoritarian...

Film industry to change attitudes towards farming

Nigeria. The country does not produce enough food for its population, yet few people want to work in agriculture. NAI guest researcher Idris Badiru investigates how movies and television could change people's perception of farming.

Bloggers and online commenters renew media criticism

Press ethics. Before elections in Kenya in August, male dominance of expert panels on television was challenged with the hashtag #SayNoToManels. NAI guest researcher David Cheruiyot is exploring new ways to discuss and regulate journalism in Kenya and South Africa...

Still long way to go to incorporate gender aspects in development aid

Gender and natural resources. To stop violent conflicts over natural resources, women need to have more influence in the resource management and decision-making. This recipe has proved successful in many parts of the world, but in many African countries, there are still lots of...

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