The Nordic Africa Institute

Awarded scholarships

A list of awarded scholarships. Please contact us if you want to see earlier years.

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme 2022

  • Abayineh Woldeamanuel, Jimma University, Ethiopia. Research project:
    New options to manage climate risks: index-based livestock insurance in Arid and semi-Arid part of Ethiopia
  • Peace Musiimenta, Makerere University, Uganda. Research project: Masculinity revisited: change, continuities and fractures in Western Uganda
  • Gordon Omenya, Kenyatta University, Kenya. Research project:
    Memories, heritage and claim making: A history of migrant Makonde community in Kenya
  • Marion Ouma, University of South Africa. Research project: Power, politics and democracy: Social protection policymaking in Kenya
  • Sidy Lamine Bagayoko, University of Bamako, Mali. Research project:
    Process of nationalising community schools in Mali
  • Mohammed El-Fengour, University of Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco. Research project: The impacts of natural hazards in northern Morocco

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2022

  • Rose Ingutia, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Water scarcity, water productivity, climate change and the potential of rain-fed agriculture for Food security: women farmers’ experience in rural Kenya
  • Joy Kibarabara, Stockholm University, Sweden. Research project:
    The Discourse and Practice of Constructive Journalism
  • Karembe Ahimbisibwe, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research project: Constrained citizenship in Uganda: Learning and change in civil society spaces
  • Karina Horsti, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research project: Survivor Citizenship and the Afterlife of a Disaster
  • Manuela Shampemba, Tampere University, Finland. Research project: The Impact of Social Norms in Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Eastern DRC
  • Japheth Koros, Tampere University, Finland. Research project: Accelerating water and sanitation access in Kenya: recommendations for loval-level participation

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2021

  • Nicholás Vignoli, Dalarna University, Sweden. Research project:
    Energy Transition and Universal Access to Energy in Mozambique. Study case: Community Centre for Renewable Energy in Beira, Mozambique
  • Christopher Chagnon, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Playing favourites: Investigating Chinese investment policy in Africa
  • Eva Nilsson, Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Research project: Corporate responsibility and governance in African states. A study of a large foreign investment in Tanzania
  • Marja Tiilikainen, Migration Institute of Finland. Research project:
    Islam and security revisited: Transnational Somali families in Finland, Canada and Somalia

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme 2021

No scholarship holder due to Covid-19.

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme 2020

  • Anusa Daimon, University of the Free State, South Africa. Research project: ‘Alien’ migrants in hostile spaces: Malawians and the politics of othering in Zimbabwe, c. 1920s-2013
  • Christian L. Nguena, University of Dschang, Cameroon. Research project: Financial innovation and pro poor & inclusive growth in developing countries
  • Grace Idahosa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Research project: Mid-level managers agency for transformation in South African higher education
  • Khadijat B. Amolegbe, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Research project: Economic shocks, household debt, and women’s autonomy

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2020

  • Emma Sundkvist, Lund University, Sweden. Research project: Human rights as law, language and space: feminist activism in contemporary Egypt 
  • Jerkko Holmi, University of Turku, Finland. Research project: Motivations in Finnish cooperation in Southern Africa 1985-1995

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme 2019

  • Opeyemi Akinyemi, Covenant University, Nigeria. Research project: Energy sustainability, green growth and the sustainable development agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Nicholas Kilimani, Makerere University, Uganda. Research project: Agro-climatic shocks, coping mechanisms and income diversification: Implications for household welfare in Uganda
  • Ivor Miller, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Research project: The symbolic mask: Indigenous traditions of governance in the Cross River Region and its Atlantic diaspora
  • Valence Silayo, Stella Maris University, Tanzania. Research project: Water from the mountain of God and dynamics of the Kilimanjaro furrow system in Tanzania
  • Ronald Ndesanjo, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Research project: Enhancing Climate Resilience in Tanzania
  • Abosede Babatunde, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Research project: Oil conflict and ethnic politics in Nigeria’s Niger Delta
  • Lauren Paremoer, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Research project: The importance of social citizenship in realizing health for all

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2019

  • Nicolai Baumert, Lund University, Sweden. Research project: ‘Population dynamics in Western and Central Africa – Demographic transitions in British Nigeria and German Cameroon since 1889’.
  • Marc Dunnink, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Research project: ‘Africa’s sleeping giant; African issues in national elections. Political entrepreneurship in South Africa’s national elections’.
  • Saana Hansen, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: ‘Seeking decent belonging and formal recognition: Exploring the dynamics of returnee emplacement in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’.
  • Jenny Lorentzen, Lund University, Sweden. Research project: ‘Norm-translation in war-to-peace transitions: Women, peace and security in Mali’.
  • Ilona Steiler, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: ‘Setting work to rights: The re-construction of the Tanzanian popular economy’.

African Guest Researchers' Scholarship Programme

  • Sandra Manuel, Univerity Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. Research project: Intimacy and sexual heritage in Mozambique.
  • B Camminga, Institute for Humanities in Africa, South Africa. Research project: (re) settled: The experiences of African transgender-identified asylum seekers and migrants living in Europe.
  • Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria. Research project: Developing a framewok for just sustainability in informal settlement intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Anthony Diala, Centre for comparative law in Africa, South Africa. Research project: Bottom-up peacebuilding: the interface between state and non-state commercial laws in Nigeria.
  • Richard Sambaiga, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Research project: Contemporary discourses on fertility control and abortion in Tanzania: Competition, intersections and coexistence.
  • Aziza Moneer, American University in Cairo, Egypt. Research project: 'It is not all about economic growth': Epistemology of the South and environmental movements in Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.
  • Tabitha Naisiko, Makerere University, Uganda. Research project: Anthropological discourses of the post disarmament transition and gender disparities in Karamoja of Uganda.
  • Josephine Musango, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Research project: Urbanisation and sustainable electricity for all in African cities: The case of Cape Town.

Nordic Scholarship Programme 2018

  • Obert Hodzi, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: The end of a non-intervention era: China in African civil wars.
  • Ruvimbo Mavhiki, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Zero conditionality: The rise of competetive authoritarianism and China's foreign aid.
  • Fisseha Tefera, Lund University, Sweden. Research project. Interrogating narratives of "Africa/Ethiopia rising" through local perceptions and practices of development in rural Ethiopia.
  • Niina Ahola, University of Helsinki, Finland. Research project: Life after return - Revsiting the reintegration of former Lord's Resistance Army abductees.
  • Timo Särkkä, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research project: The lure of copper in colonial Zambia and Katanga: A study of the city finance and imperialism.
  • Akinbode Fasakin, Stockholm University, Sweden. Research project: A study on the nexus of leadership and national security in Nigeria.
  • Karine Jensen, Umeå University, Sweden. Research project: Contagion and culture: the 2005 - 2007 chikungunya epidemic in the western Indian Ocean.
  • Ajali Nguyahambi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research project: Growth into citizenship in civil society encounters (GROW) project.