Conference reports

Documenting Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa : Select papers from the Nordic Africa Documentation Project workshop 26–27 November 2009, Pretoria, South Africa

Medarbetare: Saunders, Chris
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2010
Ämnesord: Solidarity movements, Archives, Documentation, Documents, Conference reports, Southern Africa, Scandinavia, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This publication brings together a number of the ‘thinkpieces’ prepared for a workshop convened by the Nordic Africa Institute in Pretoria, South Africa, on 26–27 November, 2009. The workshop marked the end of the Institute’s Documentation Project on Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa. Leading scholars, researchers and others, from both the Nordic countries and southern Africa, concerned with documenting those struggles, attended the workshop. The papers included here concern both the history of those struggles and the sources for that history.

What’s culture got to do with it? : A report from a conference June 15-18, 2009 in Uppsala

Medarbetare: Palmberg, Mai
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2010
Ämnesord: Africa, Culture, Arts, literature, Poetry, music, Film, Conference reports, HUMANITIES and RELIGION, HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP
What’s culture got to do with it? was the name of an international conference on June 15-18, 2009 in Uppsala, organisedby the 'Cultural Images in and of Africa' research programmeat the Nordic Africa Institute, and funded by the Riksbankens jubileumsfond and Statens kulturråd in Sweden. Scholars participated from 15 countries and 36 universities or research institutes, with 10 African countries represented. This report reproduces the keynote speeches of Karin Barber, Elleke Boehmer, Stefan Jonsson, and Signe Arnfred. The rapporteurs summarise the presentation and discussion of the 27 papers selected for the conference. The report also contain pictorial memories from the conference, and poetry by the three Nordic Africa Institute guest writers present.

Mapping Darfur

Medarbetare: Rosquist, Catrin | Norberg, Carin
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2007
Ämnesord: Sudan, Darfur., Civil war, ethnic conflicts, Dispute settlement, Peace Agreement, International cooperation, Conference reports, Peace and conflict research, Freds- och konfliktforskning
The Darfur Peace Agreement was signed on 5 May 2006 in Abuja, Nigeria. It has not brought safety to the people of Darfur. The humanitarian crisis continues to be deeply worrying despite aspirations to achieve improved conditions for the suffering population of Darfur. The report Mapping Darfur is published one year after the peace agreement was signed. It is based on a series of seminars during February and March 2007 organised by the Nordic Africa Institute, the Life and Peace Institute and ABF Stockholm. The key intention was to increase knowledge and good understanding of the underlying causes of the crisis in Darfur through contributions from different actors and observers, such as academia, politicians and humanitarian aid workers.

Reconciling winners and losers in post-conflict elections in West Africa : political and policy imperatives

Upphovspersoner: Norberg, Carin | Obi, Cyril
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2007
Ämnesord: elections, Electoral systems, Voting, political participation, Democratization, Peaceful coexistence, Conference reports, Peace and conflict research, Freds- och konfliktforskning
In post-conflict societies, elections play several roles. They provide citizens with the opportunity to freely chose their leaders and representatives, and provide countries emerging from civil wars with new opportunities to come to terms with a traumatic past and rebuild their lives and societies in a secure and stable environment. For the international community, post-conflict elections lend credibility to peace agreements and provide an exit strategy. However, when elections are poorly timed or administered, and outstanding issues of justice, participation, national ownership and sustainability of the peace process are not well addressed, there is always a chance that the entire process may unravel. This report based on the debates and discussions of a panel debate on Winners and Losers in Post-Conflict Elections in West Africa, draws on insights from post-conflict elections in the sub-region and provides some crucial policy recommendations as well as areas for further research.