The Nordic Africa Institute

Programme and Research Council

The Programme and Research Council has the task of monitoring and advising its Director. Each Nordic country has two members on this Council – one from the research community and one from the foreign office and/or aid administration. Uppsala university library also has one member due to its close collaboration with the Institute.

Members of the Programme and Research Council

Elina Oinas, Professor, Swedish School of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Representatives from Finland
Martti Eirola, Ambassador, Department for Africa and the Middle East, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Substitute: Pekka Seppälä, Department of Policy Development, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Representatives from Iceland
Thordis Sigurdardottir, Director of Bilateral Development Cooperation
Directorate for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Substitute: Petúr Waldorff Skúlason, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
David Bjarnason, Programme Director, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Representatives from Norway
Ian Bryceson, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Representatives from Sweden
Karin Snellman, Africa Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Substitute: Erik Korsgren, Head of unit, Loans and garanties, Sida
Ilda Lindell, Assoc. Professor, Department for Human Geography, Stockholm University
Lars Burman, Head of Library, Uppsala University

Staff representatives
Sebastian Danielsson, Communications officer
Jörgen Levin, Senior Researcher

Secretary of the Council
Julia Falkerby