Development cooperation , 25.03.2020

INT/Nordic Africa Institute


The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) provides a combination of high-quality research, skilled communication and policy dialogue and an extensive library collection on contemporary Africa. It is based in Uppsala, Sweden. The Institute also promotes equal North-South-North exchange and cooperation through cooperation, contacts and exchanges between Nordic and African scholars. The strategic goals for the Institute in 2017-2021 are: 1) Promote support and encourage academic and policy-relevant research; 2) Support positive development in African countries based on North-South and South-North dialogue; 3) Contribute to the Africa policy agenda in the Nordic countries; 4) Building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa; 5) Secure and diversify the Institute's resources; and 6) Be a values-based organisation. The research agenda includes five thematic areas: 1) Economic growth and challenges of inequality and poverty; 2) Climate change and sustainable development; 3) Mobility and migration; 4) Conflict, security and democratic transformation; and 5) Gender equality. The Institute's budget is approximately 40 million SEK annually. The implementation of the strategy has proceeded as planned. The Institute has collaborated extensively with academic and research organisations and networks in Africa as well as built new partnerships. It has hired new researchers and hosted several visiting researchers from Africa and the Nordic countries. The Institute has been active publishing, media contacts and relations with development community. The Institute's activities contribute indirectly to poverty reduction. The support to the Institute is 100% ODA eligible. The Institute has been assessed several times and its effectiveness is follows closely by the government of Sweden. The MTR of the current strategy has been launched.. Finland supports NAI with 1m€ in 2020-21.

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Funding decision  25.03.2020

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Research/scientific institutions 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • youth

Funding channel

The Nordic Africa Institute



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