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  • 1.
    Abbink, Jon
    et al.
    African Studies Centre, Leiden University.
    Adetula, VictorThe Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. University of Jos, Nigeria.Mehler, AndreasArnold Bergstraesser Institute.Melber, HenningThe Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Africa Yearbook Volume 14: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 20172018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Abbink, Jon
    et al.
    African Studies Centre, Leiden University.
    Adetula, Victor
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. University of Jos, Nigeria.
    Mehler, Andreas
    Arnold Bergstraesser Institute; University of Freiburg.
    Melber, Henning
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Sub-Saharan Africa2018In: Africa Yearbook Volume 14: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2017 / [ed] Jon Abbink, Victor Adetula, Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber, Leiden: Brill , 2018, p. 3-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The chapter summarises major developments in sub-Sahara Africa focusing on the themes of elections, conflicts and the status and performance of sub-Sahara Africa in the world economy.  

  • 3.
    Abdi, Cawo, M.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    A gendered perspective on the impact of conflict in the Horn of Africa2011Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This Policy Note focuses on the gendered consequences of the militarisation of the Horn of Africa. Despite being in different ‘moments’ of conflict, the countries of this region share features of extreme social, economic and political violence, which impact negatively on their citizens. Protracted refugee and refugee-like conditions, extreme disinvestment in social programmes, increasing militarisation and political repression adversely affect women, thereby further entrenching gender disparities. Concerted national and international efforts and resources should support local democratic initiatives to find political solutions to these protracted conflicts and advance the struggle against sexual and gender-based violence and discrimination.

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  • 4.
    Abu Hatab, Assem
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Climate Change and Migration in North Africa: Projections, Impacts, and Implications for Adaptation2022Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This policy brief takes a regional perspective based on a rapid review of the extant literature to cascading climate risks and their links with migration in North Africa. Understanding the climate-migration nexus in the context of North Africa is a cornerstone for taking informed decisions and developing strategies to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change, including potential human mobility.

  • 5.
    Abu Hatab, Assem
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Krautscheid, Lena
    Department of Design Sciences, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Amuakwa-Mensah, Franklin
    Environment for Development, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
    COVID-19 risk perception and public compliance with preventive measures: Evidence from a multi-wave household survey in the MENA region2023In: PLOS ONE, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 18, no 7, article id e0283412Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the association between individuals’ concern about contracting COVID-19 and their compliance with recommended preventive and mitigation measures, namely wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and handwashing, in the context of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The empirical analysis is based on a panel dataset from the Combined COVID-19 MENA Monitor Household Survey, which was carried out in Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt. Applying a probit estimation technique, a positive and statistically significant association was found between the level of COVID-19 worries and individuals’ compliance with the mitigation measures. Notably, the results revealed that this association followed a “first-up-then-down” trend, showing that compliance with the three mitigation measures rose as individuals’ worries about contracting the virus increased, and then markedly decreased after they had been infected. Socio-demographic characteristics contributing to lower levels of compliance included being male, being over 60, having lower levels of education and having a lower household income. A cross-country analysis revealed remarkable differences between the five countries, with the strongest association between COVID-19 concerns and adherence to mitigation measures observed in Tunisia and Sudan, and the weakest association seen in Jordan and Morocco. Policy implications are outlined for effective risk communication and management during disease outbreaks and public health emergencies to encourage appropriate public health behaviours.

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  • 6.
    Abu Hatab, Assem
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden; Department of Economics & Rural Development, Arish University, Al-Arish, Egypt.
    Zhen, Liu
    School of Business, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China.
    Assessing stakeholder engagement in public spending, green finance and sustainable economic recovery in the highest emitting economies2022In: Economic Change and Restructuring, ISSN 1573-9414, E-ISSN 1574-0277Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The generally held belief is that government spending on education and research and development is to bring about direct impacts on the advancement and sustainability of an economy. Nonetheless, this evidence is not prevalent within industrialized and third-world economies, particularly among the foremost ten carbon dioxide releasing economies. Therefore, the OLS and the DEA are used to estimate the relationship between government public spending on research and development plus green economic advancement, utilizing data from several countries between 2008 and 2018. The findings reveal a varying green economic expansion indicator, which is a result of inadequate government programs to deliver results. Subsequently, for types of expenditure where formal juxtaposition can be made, such as RE compared with conventional energy, the authors detect that multipliers on green cost are almost twofold their traditional sources. The point approximate of the multipliers is 1.1–1.7 for green energy financing and 0.4 and 0.7 for conventional energy financing, depending on time and modeling. These results passed all the required sensitivity analyses. They provided backing to the bottom-up analysis, which reveals that controlling global warming, including preventing biodiversity extinction, works hand in hand with creating economic development and advancement. 

  • 7.
    Achen, Dorcus
    et al.
    Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Fernandes, Danielle
    Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Kemigisha, Elizabeth
    Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda; African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya.
    Rukundo, Godfrey Zari
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Nyakato, Viola Nilah
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Coene, Gily
    Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Trends and Challenges in Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Narrative Review2023In: Current Sexual Health Reports, ISSN 1548-3584, E-ISSN 1548-3592Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Adolescent sexual and reproductive health remains a major public health challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Comprehensive sex education (CSE) has been hailed as a key strategy to inform young people about sexual health and wellbeing and prevent negative health outcomes. This paper presents an overview of the trends and challenges around sex education in SSA and puts forth key recommendations for future research and policy initiatives.

  • 8.
    Adama, Onyanta
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Informal recycling2013In: Annual Report : 2012: Development Dilemmas, ISSN 1104-5256, Vol. 2012, p. 16-16Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 9.
    Adama, Onyanta
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Privatising services as if people matter: Solid waste management in Abuja, Nigeria2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    There is an overwhelming focus on the state and the private sector in the language and practice of privatisation, even though it calls for a tripartite arrangement that includes the people. A major consequence is the failure to comprehend and assess fully the important role of the people. While the people have a major part in supporting privatisation through payment of user charges, they are not often seen as key partners by city governments in Africa. Public participation has important implications for finance and cost recovery. Thus a people-centred approach to privatisation in which the users of services are consulted and involved in decision-making processes is crucial to the emergence of sustainable solid waste management systems in African cities. This study provides useful insights into the complexity of public participation in the context of privatisation of solid waste services and offers policy guidelines relevant to the major stakeholders.

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  • 10.
    Adama, Onyanta
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Urban governance and spatial inequality in service delivery: a case study of solid waste management in Abuja, Nigeria2012In: Waste Management & Research, ISSN 0734-242X, E-ISSN 1096-3669, Vol. 30, no 9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Spatial inequality in service delivery is a common feature in African cities. Several factors account for the phenomenon but there is growing attention towards urban governance and the role of the state. Urban governance policies such as privatization serve as key strategies through which the state regulates and (re)produces spatial inequality in service delivery. This study examined how governance practices related to privatization and the regulatory role of the state reinforce spatial inequalities in the delivery of solid waste services in Abuja, Nigeria. It focused primarily on the issue of cost recovery. Privatization became a major focus in Abuja in 2003 when the government launched a pilot scheme. Although it has brought improvements in service delivery, privatization has also increased the gap in the quality of services delivered in different parts of the city. Drawing on empirical data, the study revealed that little sensitivity to income and affordability, and to income differentials between neighbourhoods in the fixing of user charges and in the choice of the billing method is contributing to spatial inequalities in service delivery. Furthermore, the study suggests that these practices are linked to a broader issue, a failure of the government to see the people as partners. It therefore calls for more inclusive governance especially in decision-making processes. The study also emphasizes the need for a policy document on solid waste management, as this would encourage a critical assessment of vital issues including how privatization is to be funded, especially inlow-income areas.

  • 11.
    Adama-Ajonye, Onyanta
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Beyond Dysfunctionality: Recycling in Kaduna2011In: Annual Report : 2010: The rise of Africa: miracle or mirage?, ISSN 1104-5256, Vol. 2010, p. 38-40Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 12.
    Adama-Ajonye, Onyanta
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Urban Dynamics.
    Nyanyan Slummin Jätehuollon Hanke Abujassa, Nigeriassa2011Other (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Adebajo, Adekeye
    et al.
    Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS), University of Pretoria, South Africa.
    Muvumba Sellström, Angela
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
    Fifteen Diplomats on a Powder Keg: Africa and the United Nations Security Council2022Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 14.
    Adegun, Olumuyiwa
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Federal University of Technology, Akure, Akure, Nigeria ; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Community engagement key for upgrading informal settlements2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Several African countries are tackling the issue of slums and informal settlements by building completely new housing developments. However, many residents view these new areas as less habitable because of poor social conditions. Drawing on three case studies, this policy note argues that community engagement is crucial when planning to replace informal settlements with modern housing in African cities.

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  • 15.
    Adetula, Victor
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. University of Jos, Nigeria.
    West Africa2018In: Africa Yearbook Volume 14: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2017 / [ed] Edited by Jon Abbink, Victor Adetula, Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber, Leiden: Brill , 2018, p. 39-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The chapter is an overview of major events and key developments in the West African sub-region in 2017.  

  • 16.
    Adetula, Victor
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. University of Jos, Nigeria.
    Kamski, BenediktMehler, AndreasMelber, HenningThe Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society of the South of the Sahara in 20182019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on African-European relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.                    

  • 17.
    Adjei, Prince Osei-Wusu
    et al.
    Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
    Agyei, Frank Kwaku
    Department of Silviculture and Forest Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
    Adjei, Joyce Osei
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extention, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
    Decentralized forest governance and community representation outcomes: analysis of the modified taungya system in Ghana2020In: Environment, Development and Sustainability, ISSN 1387-585X, E-ISSN 1573-2975, Vol. 22, p. 1187-1209Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Adolfo, Eldridge
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Angolans left out of their own future2013In: Annual Report : 2012: Development Dilemmas, ISSN 1104-5256, Vol. 2012, p. 46-46Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 19. Agbo, Mathias Jr
    et al.
    Makuwira, Jonathan
    Malawi University of Science and Technology, Limbe, Malawi.
    Cruelty by design: how African cities discriminate against people with disabilities2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Africa is currently home to some 78 million people with disabilities. Meanwhile, recent years have seen the size and populations of the continent’s major cities increasing at a startling rate. As a result, there is a pressing need to consider issues of urban design and accessibility, and how they affect people with disabilities.

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  • 20.
    Agbu, Osita
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Ethnic militias and the threat to democracy in post-transition Nigeria2004Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The democratic opening presented by Nigeria’s successful transition to civil rule (June 1998 to May 1999) unleashed a host of hitherto repressed or dormant political forces. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult to differentiate between genuine demands by these forces on the state and outright criminality and mayhem. Post-transition Nigeria is experiencing the proliferation of ethnic militia movements purportedly representing, and seeking to protect, their ethnic interests in a country, which appears incapable of providing the basic welfare needs of its citizens.

    It is against the background of collective disenchantment with the Nigerian state, and the resurgence of ethnic identity politics that this research interrogates the growing challenge posed by ethnic militias to the Nigerian democracy project. The central thesis is that the over-centralization of power in Nigeria’s federal practice and the failure of post-transitional politics in genuinely addressing the “National Question, has resulted in the emergence of ethnic militias as a specific response to state incapacity. The short- and long-term threats posed by this development to Nigeria’s fragile democracy are real, and justify the call for a National Conference that will comprehensively address the demands of the ethnic nationalities.

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  • 21.
    Ahonsi, Babatunde A.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Gender Violence and HIV/AIDS in Post-Conflict West Africa: Issues and responses2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This discussion paper examines the linkages between gender and gender inequality in the context of conflict, sexual violence and HIV transmission, and their impact on postconflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It makes two critical contributions to a gendered perspective on post-conflict transitions in West Africa. First, it notes that contrary to conventional wisdom, post-war transitions to relative peace have made little difference to women’s exposure to chronic sexual violence, with potential implications for increased HIV transmission. Second, the study interrogates those assumptions linking war-related sexual violence to high HIV prevalence in post-conflict contexts, by showing that despite over a decade of armed conflict, Liberia and Sierra Leone had adult HIV prevalence rates that were among the lowest in West Africa. This paper goes beyond generally held notions of the sexual and gender dimensions of civil wars in Africa and points to a gap in, and key challenge for studies and policies on post-conflict reconstruction in Africa.

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  • 22.
    Ahonsi, Babatunde A.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Towards More Informed Responses to Gender Violence and HIV/AIDS in Post-Conflict West African Settings2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The evidence is incontrovertible that Liberia (with its two civil wars, 1989-97 and 2000-03) and Sierra Leone (with its 1991-2001 war) have emerged from two of the most inhuman, ferocious and cruel conflicts in the post-Cold war era. The scale of destruction, rape, mayhem, arson and torture perpetrated during these wars was among the greatest in Africa’s postcolonial history. Women, especially adolescents and young adults, were exposed to extreme sexual brutality at a time when a growing heterosexually-driven HIV pandemic was occurring in the West African sub-region. Both countries also experienced an economic and social collapse that resulted in human development indicators on employment, income, health, education, women’s status and child well-being that are among the lowest in the world. Protracted armed conflicts, as witnessed in Liberia and Sierra Leone and beyond, expose women and girls to unprecedented levels and forms of sexual violence. Moreover, the expectation that the transition from war to peace will lead to significantly reduced sexual violence against women (SVAW) is often disappointed. Instead, post-conflict transitions tend to produce a change in the predominant forms of sexual violence and the profile of its perpetrators. The extended and interlinked conflicts in these neighbouring countries relate at a fundamental level to the persistent denial of citizenship rights to particular population sub-groups over several decades. Within such landscapes of severe social, economic and political marginalization and deprivation, women and girls were bound to suffer more than men and boys during and after the wars as a result of long-established and deeply entrenched patriarchal structures and ideologies in both countries. The persistence of SVAW during post-conflict transitions tends to increase the risk of HIV infection among younger women relative to the phase of armed conflict. A key causal factor is men’s highly exploitative, transactional and cross-generational multiple sexual activities. Thus far, the dominant responses to this complex of issues in post-conflict West Africa have lacked a nuanced understanding of the underlying drivers of sexual violence and its intersections with women’s higher risk of HIV infection.The policy responses to the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building in West Africa have generally focused more on traditional security, physical infrastructurere building and economic revitalization issues than on such highly gendered human security concerns as sexual violence and violations of reproductive rights. Left unaddressed, these persisting or worsening human security challenges, affecting at least half their populations, make sustainable peace and development in post-conflict Liberia and Sierra Leone nearly impossible.

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  • 23. Ahtisaari, Martti
    50th anniversary conference 'Fifty years with Africa in focus': Keynote speech by President Martti Ahtisaari: 'Celebrating 50 Years of Nordic-Africa Partnership: Reflections on the Past and the Future2012Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Filmed during the 50th anniversary conference 'Fifty years with Africa in focus', 12 October 2012 in Uppsala, Sweden. Part 1: 18 min. 39 sek. Part 2: 48 min. 47 sek.

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  • 24.
    Akatukwasa, Cecilia
    et al.
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, International Center for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Kemigisha, Elizabeth
    Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda, African Population and Health Research Center-Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya .
    Achen, Dorcus
    Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda, Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium .
    Fernandes, Danielle
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, International Center for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium .
    Namatovu, Shakira
    Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda .
    Mlahagwa, Wendo
    Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda .
    Ruzaaza, Gad Ndaruhutse
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda .
    Coene, Gily
    Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Rukundo, Godfrey Zari
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Michielsen, Kristien
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, International Center for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
    Nyakato, Viola Nilah
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
    Narratives of most significant change to explore experiences of caregivers in a caregiver-young adolescent sexual and reproductive health communication intervention in rural south-western Uganda2023In: PLOS ONE, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 18, no 5, article id e0286319Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    This paper presents findings from a qualitative effectiveness evaluation of an intervention aimed at improving caregiver-young adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) communication including training modules for caregivers on parent-child SRH communication.

    Methods

    Data was collected (October 2021-November 2021) using a narrative interviewing technique with thirty caregivers (8 males and 22 females), who received the parent-child communication intervention in Mbarara district, south-western Uganda. We explored caregivers’ experiences with the intervention based on four domains of change: caregiver-young adolescent communication on SRH issues, knowledge and attitudes towards adolescent SRH, parenting skills, and personal life and family. Thematic analysis was used to code and analyse the data, with attention to gender differences.

    Results

    Findings highlight positive parenting as a key attribute of SRH communication, along with a transformation of knowledge and attitudes towards the SRH of young adolescents leading to an overall improvement in SRH communication. However, communication is still limited to comfortable topics.

    Conclusion

    Our findings indicate improved caregiver–adolescent SRH communication practices following a community intervention. Programming for adolescent health on broader sexuality topics, comfortability and attitude change among caregivers could promote behaviour change on a long term. Future studies may focus on the long term impacts of interventions of this nature and test interventions aimed at addressing comfortability with discussingSRH issues.

  • 25.
    Akinola, Adeoye O.
    et al.
    Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), University of Johannesburg, South Africa..
    Bjarnesen, JesperThe Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Worlds Apart?: Perspectives on Africa-EU Migration2022Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Albanese, Marina
    et al.
    University of Naples.
    Navarra, Cecilia
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Tortia, Ermanno
    University of Trento.
    Equilibrium unemployment as a worker insurance device: wage setting in worker owned enterprises2017Report (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Alfredsson, Henrik
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Sköld, MattiasThe Nordic Africa Institute.Sävström, JohanThe Nordic Africa Institute.
    Shades of Africa: research on a changing continent2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Andersson, Marianne
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Faktasökning2010In: Att studera Afrika: vägar till källorna / [ed] Marianne Andersson och Åsa Lund Moberg, Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2010, 4, p. 16-23Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 29.
    Andersson, Marianne
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Litteratursökning2010In: Att studera Afrika: vägar till källorna / [ed] Marianne Andersson och Åsa Lund Moberg, Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2010, 4, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 30.
    Andersson, Marianne
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Studying Africa: a guide to the sources2014Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 31.
    Andersson, Marianne
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Lund Moberg, ÅsaThe Nordic Africa Institute.
    Att studera Afrika: vägar till källorna2010Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Att studera Afrika är en guide till Afrikastudier inom främst det samhällsvetenskapliga området. Både tryckta och internetbaserade informationskällor behandlas i denna nya, grundligt uppdaterade upplaga. Boken ger praktist vägledning till en rad hjälpmedel för litteratur- och faktasökning. Dessutom finns fylliga introduktioner till litteraturen inom ämnesområdena historia, politik och ekonomi. Boken vänder sig i första hand till studerande och forskare, men även lärare, journalister och bibliotekarier med flera har nytta av den.

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  • 32.
    Andræ, Gunilla
    et al.
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Beckman, Björn
    The wheat trap: bread and underdevelopment in Nigeria1985Book (Other academic)
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  • 33. Arnaldi di Balme, Luigi
    et al.
    Lanzano, Cristiano
    Gouverner l'éphémère: Etude sur l’organisation technique et politique de deux sites d’orpaillage (Bantara et Gombélèdougou, Burkina Faso)2014Report (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Arnfred, Signe
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Sexuality and Gender Politics in Mozambique: Rethinking Gender in Africa2011Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The book is about gender politics in Mozambique over three decades from 1975 to 2005. The book is also about different ways of understanding gender and sexuality. Gender policies from Portuguese colonialism through Frelimo socialism to later neo-liberal economic regimes share certain basic assumptions about men, women and gender relations. But to what extent do such assumptions fit the ways in which rural Mozambican men and women see themselves? The author argues that gender relations should be investigated, not assumed, and that policies not matching people’s lives are unlikely to succeed.

    The empirical data on which the author draws are from a unique body of material collected in 1982-1984 by the Mozambican National Women's Organization, and from more recent fieldwork. Her research demonstrates short-comings in Western feminist conceptualizations, and shows how insights from African feminist thinking may enhance understandings of gender, both in and beyond Africa.

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  • 35.
    Axelsson Nycander, Gunnel
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration.
    Pengar i handen: sociala trygghetssystem som metod för att bekämpa fattigdom och hunger2011Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Pengar i handen – barnbidrag, pensioner och andra kontanta stöd – minskar fattigdom och hunger effektivt. Det visar erfarenheter från en rad utvecklingsländer. Även små bidrag gör att människor kan äta mer och bättre, blir friskare och kan låta sina barn gå i skolan. Sveriges historia visar att sociala trygghetssystem krävs för att ge alla en dräglig levnadsnivå och en stabil samhällsutveckling. Ändå har det svenska biståndet inte stöttat utvecklingen av sådana system i fattiga länder. I denna antologi diskuterar 12 författare vilken roll sociala trygghetssystem kan spela i kampen mot hunger och fattigdom, och hur olika aktörer kan bidra.

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  • 36. Baardson, Pernille
    Prostitution and poverty: a study from Addis Ababa1995Report (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Baker, Jonathan
    The Nordic Africa Institute.
    Rural-urban dynamics in Francophone Africa1997Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book present some examples of the richness and variety of contemporary reserch on rural-urban interactions by francophone researchers. Case studies are drawn from Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Benin, Senegal and Togo.

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  • 38.
    Benton, Adia
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Ebola exhausts health systems: more resources are needed2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Epidemics and institutional responses to them reveal the strengths and weaknesses of health systems. They also often engender and reflect existing political, economic and social tensions whenever and wherever they occur. This policy note outlines some of acute and chronic political and social conditions that have facilitated transmission and continue to pose a challenge for community and government responses to Ebola. It also highlights the significance of building health systems to avert and address future health crises.

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  • 39.
    Bereketeab, Redie
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Asfaha Welde Mikael2012In: Dictionary of African Biography / [ed] Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, p. 276-277Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Bereketeab, Redie
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Covid-19 and Eritrea’s Response2020In: Kujenga Amani, no 2020-05-14Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Bereketeab, Redie
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Divergent Identity and State Formation in Eastern Africa: Legitimacy and Policy Performance2023In: State Politics and Public Policy in Eastern Africa: A Comparative Perspective / [ed] Gedion Onyango, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 53-73Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Bereketeab, Redie
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Haregot Abbay2012In: Dictionary of African biography / [ed] Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, p. 30-31Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Bereketeab, Redie
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Redefining National Identity and Nation-Building in Post-secession Sudans: Civic and Ethnic Models2014In: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, ISSN 1473-8481, E-ISSN 1754-9469, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 302-318Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Bereketeab, Redie
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    The Challenges of Reconstitution of National Identity in the Sudans2012Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Agricultural transformation in Ethiopia: state policy and smallholder farming2018Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For thousands of years, Ethiopia has depended on its smallholding farmers to provide the bulk of its food needs. But now, such farmers find themselves under threat from environmental degradation, climate change and declining productivity. As a result, smallholder agriculture has increasingly become subsistence-oriented, with many of these farmers trapped in a cycle of poverty. Smallholders have long been marginalised by mainstream development policies, and only more recently has their crucial importance been recognised for addressing rural poverty through agricultural reform.

    This collection, written by leading Ethiopian scholars, explores the scope and impact of Ethiopia’s policy reforms over the past two decades on the smallholder sector. Focusing on the Lake Tana basin in northwestern Ethiopia, an area with untapped potential for growth, the contributors argue that any effective policy will need to go beyond agriculture to consider the role of health, nutrition and local food customs, as well as including increased safeguards for smallholder’s land rights. They in turn show that smallholders represent a vitally overlooked component of development strategy, not only in Ethiopia but across the global South.

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  • 46.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.
    Agricultural water institutions in East Africa2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Climate change is causing growing variability and uncertainty in rainfall in Africa. Since the continent's food production systems are dominantly rain-fed, these changes are putting food security at even higher risk. In order to reduce this dependency, institutional reforms in the agricultural water sectors have become a priority in research and policy.

    In this report, Atakilte Beyene, senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, together with twelve researchers based in Africa, studies current agricultural water reforms in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and other East African countries. The report consists of four case studies and an introductory section. The first case study evaluates the performance of community participation in water resources governance in the Mount Kenya Region. It uncovers the implication of a ban on traditional institutions on water security at a catchment level. The second case analyses the prospects of introducing pro-poor water schemes in conditions where climate change and water inequality are already challenges. It identifies incentive mechanisms that enhance more efficient distribution and utilization of water resources. The third case examines impacts of competitive and intensive farming strategies, especially irrigation schemes, on water demands. The final case study explores how advances in information and communication technologies improve water-use management systems across organizational and geographic scales.

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  • 47.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.
    Concluding remarks2018In: Agricultural transformation in Ethiopia: state policy and smallholder farming / [ed] Atakilte Beyene, London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2018, p. 180-185Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.
    Costly not to consider local resistance: Advice on agricultural investments in Africa2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Failures in considering and properly addressing local resistance have become costly for both the local people and the investors. Land acquisition policies need to be accompanied by mechanisms that address local grievances and conflicts. These aspects are crucial not only to alleviate unjust practices, but also to enhance confidence of investors and performance of the investments.

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    Download the policy note here
  • 49.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.
    Large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania and Ethiopia: a comparative perspective2015In: Looking back, looking ahead: land, agriculture and society in East Africa : a festschrift for Kjell Havnevik / [ed] Michael Ståhl, Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2015, p. 170-181Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.
    Small farms under stress play a huge role for Africa: smallholder agriculture and emerging global challenges2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Widespread poverty as well as food and income insecurity plague Africa’s dominant smallholder agriculture. Paradoxically, the very people who mainly depend on agriculture are not able to secure their own food and nutrition needs. Today, three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children and the majority of people living in absolute poverty are found among the smallholder farmers who are key to the development of the continent.

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