What will happen with the Nordic Africa Institute?
Last year, the State Treasury was given the task to investigate the Nordic Africa Institute's role and function by the Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson. The result of the review was presented in March 2013. The proposal is to conform the Institute's research and library together with an university (University of Uppsala is mentioned). Carin Norberg, former Director of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) does not think the suggested solution is a good one.
– My suggestion is to keep the institute as an independent organization, appoint a board for a clearer control and give the business an annual grant. Then, NAI can compete with the best institutions in the world, she says in an article on biståndsdebatten.se (in Swedish, opens in new window).