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

A group of refugees in the Lac region, Chad, collect water during a World Food Program operation. Access to clean water is one the most urgent needs in the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region. Photo: Espen Røst/Bistandsaktuelt

Following the transboundary water path

Resources.NAI researcher Shilpa Asokan has to consider many factors as she takes on the huge task of mapping Africa’s water challenges.

Germany treading carefully regarding colonial crimes

Colonialism. Negotiations between Germany and Namibia about atrocities in South West Africa during 1904-1908 is followed closely by European governments. The case could open up a Pandora’s box for other former colonial powers, Henning Melber, author of "Völkermord...

Her mission: to bring African books to a global audience

Publishing in Africa. British publisher Mary Jay has devoted her professional life to promoting the publishing industry in Africa. She is a director of African Books Collective, a non-profit, worldwide marketing and distribution outlet for more than 180 African publishers...

Warlords go into politics

New book. It gets more and more common that former military leaders from civil wars attempt to transform themselves into democrats and run for office. However, it is not always that simple and language of war may stain electoral campaigning.

Germany's past in the present

Colonialism. Germany has admitted responsibility for genocide among Nama and Ovaherero in its colony South West Africa during 1904-1908. But why is there unwillingness to apologize and to pay reparations? An open seminar on Tuesday discusses the unresolved...

Expanding city creates land conflicts

Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is growing fast. As the capital expands, farmers have to leave their land. A seminar initiated by Swedish parliamentarians analyzed current policies and practices on land issues and the Addis Ababa master plan, as well as the recent public...

Controlling the Nile – a struggle with colonial roots

Egypt. Dams and other water projects in Egypt during the 19th century are what interests Jakub Mazanec. He usually studies history at the Charles University in Prague, but has come to the Nordic African Institute to spend time among the NAI library...

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