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Land tenure dynamics in East Africa : changing practices and rights to land
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Otto, Opira; Isinika, Aida; Musahara, Herman; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2019
Agriculture remains the main source of livelihood for most rural people in East Africa. Farming is dominated by smallholders, of whom the majority are women. Their tenure and access to land is important for reducing rural poverty, enhancing food security and stimulating agricultural development. Secure tenure represents one of the most critical challenges to the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. In an effort to understand the land question and its variation across the region, this book analyses the land reforms, their context and dynamics.&#x...
Faith as politics : reflections in commemoration of Beyers Naudé (1915-2004)
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Melber, Henning; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2015
Beyers Naudé was in his later life one of the leading Afrikaner anti-apartheid activists. Convinced by the strength of his faith he took a courageous political stand in a time in South African history when it was much needed. In May 2015, Oom Bey's hundredth birthday was reason to remember and celebrate his service to the people. Faith As Politics is an anthology with contributions from researchers, diplomats, activists and clergies who all have one thing in common – they were all engaged in the struggle against apartheid at the same...
Africa's changing societies : Reform from below
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Lorentz, Lina; Sköld, Mattias; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala, Sweden published in 2012
In NAIs Annual Report 2011 you can read about how military structures lingers in Liberia, about the global rush for land, the importance of understanding local farming techniques, about how African cities drive change, and much more.
Agricultural water institutions in East Africa
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Beyene, Atakilte; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2015
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 ...
Water finance innovations in context
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Beyene, Atakilte; Ngonzo Luwesi, Cush; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2018
CONTENTS: Authors Biographies, 5 -- Preface and Acknowledgements, 11 -- Chapter 1 – Prologue: Why Does Africa Need Innovative Water Financing Mechanisms? Atakilte Beyene and Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, 17 -- Chapter 2: Africa’s Water Sector Development and Financing Outlook Wangai Ndirangu, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Atakilte Beyene and Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, 42 -- Chapter 3: The Core Business of Integrated Water Management: Achieving Water Governance Performance Joy Apiyo Obando, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Atakilte Beyene, Raphael Mwamba Tshimanga and Albert Ruhakana, 60 -- Chapter 4: Legal&#...
91-7106-513-X.jpg.jpgRe-thinking sexualities in Africa
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Arnfred, Signe; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2004
The volume brings together papers by African and Nordic/Scandinavian gender scholars and anthropologists, in attempts to investigate and critically discuss existing lines of thinking about sexuality in Africa, while at the same time creating space for alternative approaches. Issues of colonial and contemporary discourses on 'African sexuality' and on 'female genital mutilation' are being discussed, as well as issues of female agency and of feminists' engagement with HIV/AIDS. The volume contributes to contemporary efforts of re-thinking sexualities in the light&...
Studying Africa : a guide to the sources
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Andersson, Marianne; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2014
Contents: Literature searching & searching for facts -- Africa information on the Internet -- Periodicals -- Statistics -- Official publications
Illicit Flows and African Security
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Eriksson, Mikael; Lindberg, Emy; Utas, Mats; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala, Sweden published in 2014
From Aswan to Stiegler’s Gorge : small stories about large dams
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Oestigaard, Terje; Beyene, Atakilte; Ögmundardóttir, Helga; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2019
Dams, irrigation systems and hydropolitics are back on the geopolitical agenda. In recent years, we have seen an accelerating interest in large-scale water infrastructures, such as multipurpose dams and irrigation schemes, in the Nile Region and adjacent catchment areas. Governments in these regions are struggling to increase food security and to provide more energy in the face of industrialisation, climate change and rapid urban growth. The tension between countries over access to water will probably rise, as spells of drought increase in length and intensity. ...
Development Dilemmas : Annual Report 2012
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Sävström, Johan; Nordic Africa Institute published in 2013
Where is Egypt heading and how does this correspond with popular expectations? It seems that political parties and the people of Zimbabwe are unwilling to go to the polls. There is lots of talk about Africa’s rapid economic growth, but is it trickling down to the continent’s people? The infrastructural crisis in Nigeria has made innovators of the people as they cope with the demands of everyday life. And in Cameroon, education efforts have had a significant impact on the ability of pastoralists to claim their basic civil rights. You can&...