Zongo settlement in Ghana. Photo: Hugues

Creative knowledge – Life in the zongo

Cultural identity.In Ghana, stereotypes flourish about people who live in zongo settlements. However, according to guest researcher Ann Cassiman, as West Africans with the ambivalent status of ‘strangers’ they have developed specialist knowledge and skills to survive.

Farmers need to learn the practice of irrigation

Food security. Ethiopia has a lot of water, but so far, very little is used to irrigate farmland. However, it is not enough to build dams and infrastructure. Farmers also need more skills and knowledge of water management. This is one of the points in a Policy Note...

Researcher: EU needs coherent Africa policy

Elections. The results of the elections to the European Parliament in May point to two current trends in Europe. Both may lead to changes in EU policy towards Africa, according to NAI researcher Liisa Laakso.

"The world is constantly changing – and us with it"

Directorship. Increased policy relevance in research and in-depth dialogue with ambassadors and other decision-makers – these are two of the steps in the strategic journey made by the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) under Iina Soiri's six-year leadership.

Free trade area to launch without Nigeria

Trade. When Africa’s free trade area launches on 7 July, a key player will be missing. However, Victor Adetula, head of research at NAI, predicts that Africa’s largest economy Nigeria will gradually open up and join the project.

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