Christian Palme (former communications officer at NAI) produced ‘Africa in Uncertain Times’ together with Lottie Hallqvist (AD) and Jonas Hallqvist (AD) from Graffoto AB.
The report deals with the drastic changes facing Africa’s economic and political position in the world. Previously, economic growth on the continent was significantly stronger. After the financial crisis the conditions have changed. Simultaneously, there is a global shift in economic power from West to East in which new superpowers are entering. NAI’s annual report 2009 reflects on some of the new challenges Africa is currently facing.
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The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a centre in the Nordic region for research, documentation and information on modern Africa. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research on and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries, and to cooperate between African and Nordic researchers. As a hub and a meeting place in the Nordic region for a growing field of research and analysis, the institute strives to place knowledge of African issues within the reach of scholars, policymakers, politicians, media, students and the general public. The institute is jointly financed by the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).