The Nordic Africa Institute


A Shared Commitment: African-Nordic Peace and Security Cooperation

Launch of the report from the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)



Time: 27 February 2024, 14.00 – 15.30 (CET).

Place: Zoom Webinar

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The African Union’s (AU) peace and security architecture has significantly developed over the past two decades, but Africa still faces persistent and resurgent armed conflict and war. The Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden – have established a robust partnership with Africa, supporting African countries, the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), the AU, regional economic communities and mechanisms, civil society, and research institutions.

The Nordic countries have pledged a total of USD 4.96 billion in development cooperation funding to Africa's peace and security between 2012 and 2021.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) have produced a report that highlights African-Nordic cooperation in peace and security over the last decade (2012-2021). The report, A Shared Commitment: African-Nordic Peace and Security Cooperation, was launched on 17 October 2023 at the annual meeting of African and Nordic foreign ministers that was hosted by Algeria.

Join some of the contributors to the report in a lively discussion about the progress made in African-Nordic cooperation over the last decade, as we explore various thematic areas such as women, peace, and security; youth, peace, and security; African peace support capacity; African Union partnerships; and peacekeeping and violent extremism.

During the webinar, the authors will provide brief overviews of the bilateral and multilateral approaches taken by the Nordic countries, as well as highlight key lessons for future Africa-Nordic cooperation.

The webinar will be recorded and posted here and in our channels afterwards.




Cedric de Coning

Cedric de Coning

The Norwegian Institute of

International Affairs (moderator)

Angela Muvumba Sellström

Angela Muvumba Sellström

The Nordic Africa Institute

Prince Duah Agyei, Tampere University

Prince Duah Agyei

Tampere University

Olivia Ebenstål Almeida, NAI

Olivia Ebenstål Almeida

The Nordic Africa Institute

Martha Bakwesegha, Life and Peace Institute

Martha Bakwesegha

Life and Peace Institute

Ingvild Brox Brodtkorb, NUPI

Ingvild Brox Brodtkorb

The Norwegian Institute of

International Affairs

Jakob Dreyer, University of Copenhagen

Jakob Dreyer

University of Copenhagen

Guðrún Sif Friðriksdóttir, NAI

Guðrún Sif Friðriksdóttir

The Nordic Africa Institute

Fredrik Söderbaum, University of Gothenburg

Fredrik Söderbaum

University of Gothenburg

Silja Bára R. Ómarsdóttir,University of Iceland

Silja Bára R. Ómarsdóttir

University of Iceland


Welcome remarks:


Kari M. Osland, NUPI

Kari M. Osland

The Norwegian Institute of

International Affairs

Eleanor Fisher, NAI

Eleanor Fisher

The Nordic Africa Institute




Closing remarks:


Therése Sjömander Magnusson, NAI

Therése Sjömander Magnusson

The Nordic Africa Institute

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