Events 2017

Symposium: Enfranchising the African Diaspora
Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Call for papers
Abstracts of not more than 300 words should be sent to Victor Adetula at, and Senayon Olaoluwa at, no later than 31 March 2017.
Call for Papers - Enfranchising The African Diaspora (pdf opens in new window)

The turn of the 21st century coincided with the conceptual and experiential revolution of discourses that were previously on the margins of critical attention. In the formerly colonized societies and developing nations generally, the significance and potential of Diaspora as a discursive category took an unprecedented and decisive turn; not least because Diaspora's relevance could no longer be undermined in the rendition of development of nation states and regions.

Research and policy dialogue: Africa's urban future
Helsinki, Finland

The meeting brings together policy makers, researchers, Africa specialists, local authority representatives, civil society and the private sector to raise attention to rapidly urbanising African continent, its challenges and possibilities, and to explore Nordic collaboration and engagement with Africa’s urbanisation. The conference is in form of four workshops and two key note speeches. Read more about the event and register here.

Venue: Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland

Public seminar: Regulations for Fairer Mining in African Countries
The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala

With Nneoma Veronica Nwogu, Senior Counsel at the World Bank Group and AMLA Team Lead
Chair: Patience Mususa, Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute
No registration, open to all. Welcome!
Invitation to the event

Africa Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA), aligned with the African Union’s Africa Mining Vision was set up to gather data on the legislative and regulatory context of mining in Africa. Covering 53 mining codes on the continent.
Venue: Protea conference room, The Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala

Vi är alla Afrikaner
NAIs bibliotek, Uppsala

Välkomna att lyssna till författaren Lasse Berg som pratar om sina Kalahari-böcker från ett afrikanskt perspektiv på Nordiska Afrikainstitutets bibliotek.
Ett samarrangemang med Afrikagrupperna Uppsala. På svenska. (In Swedish.)

Seminar: Social movements, gender equality and identities in contemporary South Africa

Elina Oinas, Professor in Sociology, Helsinki University, Miles Rutendo Tanhira, Journalist, Activist, Founder / Editor of Queerstion Media, Mathabo Khau, Senior Lecturer Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Moderator: Patience Mususa, Senior researcher, the Nordic Africa Institute.

In collaboration with Uppsala Art Museum. På engelska / In English
Venue: Uppsala Art Musuem, Floor 1, Uppsala Castle

Directly after this event there is a concert with Lamine Cissokho from Senegal. More information at Uppsala Art Museum's website (opens in new window).

Seminar: Women in Africa
ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm

A seminar that hightlights the role of women in Africa. With NAI director Iina Soiri among others.
The seminar is in English, the information at the website in Swedish.

Seminarium i riksdagen

Hållbar Utveckling Afrika: med fokus på konflikt och klimat- Parlamentens ansvar

SIDA Staffan Smedby – chef Stödenheten för rättvisa och fred m fl
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet – Terje Östigård forskare, klimat
Afrikagrupperna – Gabi Björsson

Anmälan till seminariet (öppnas i nytt fönster)

Seminar: Northern Africa and the Sub-Saharan – Parallel Worlds or Pan-African Sisters?
The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala

For invited participants only.

To face challenges like terrorism, climate change and armed conflicts, the heads of states in the African Union have frequently emphasized that Africa’s countries must act as one. But just how unified is Africa today? The Nordic Africa Institute invites you to explore this question. Critical exclusionists say that North Africa belongs to the Arab hemisphere, while inclusionary Pan-Africanists say that North Africa and the Sub-Saharan are one, and that peace and security cannot exist unless they are brought together.

More about the event here (pdf opens in new window)

Seminar: Political and human rights in Nigeria

The seminar is arranged by ABF and NAI's head of research, Victor Adetuala, participates in the panel. The seminar is in both Swedish and English. Seminariet hålls på både svenska och engelska. Read more at the ABF website (opens in new window).

Seminarium: Egypten, Tunisien och Libyen – sex år efter arabiska våren

Plats: ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm.
Arrangör: Olof Palmes internationella center och ABF Stockholm

Mikael Eriksson, forskare på NAI samt forskningsledare på FOI deltar

För sex år sedan startades den arabiska våren i Tunisien, som gav förhoppningar om en demokratisk utveckling och bättre respekt för mänskliga rättigheter, och som spreds till grannländerna. I Tunisien styr en koalitionsregering men läget är labilt. Under seminariet beskrivs och analyseras läget och utsikterna i regionen. Vilka är framtidsperspektiven?
Mer om evenemanget här (sidan öppnas i nytt fönster).


Policy Dialogue: Smallholder Farmers - The Backbone of Rural Africa

This policy dialogue, co-organised by Sida and the Nordic Africa Institute, presents research on different aspects of Africa’s rural backbone and discusses the implications.
More information at Facebook:

VENUE: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm (Room #19, Asante)
RSVP: No need to sign up in advance, but for security reasons you must register at the reception desk upon arrival. Breakfast and coffee will only be available on a ‘first come, first served’ principle. A more detailed programme will be posted soon.

Seminar: Food security - the corner stone of development

Welcome to a high level seminar at Scandic Park in Helsinki, Finland.

The main speakers are:

  • Former Finnish President Tarja Halonen
  • Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
  • Atakilte Beyene, The Nordic Africa Institute
  • Juha Marttila, the chairperson of the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)

NAI director Iina Soiri will attend as well.

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