The border between the North and the South: current status and challenges from a peacebuilding perspective

Upphovspersoner: Rolandsen, Øystein | Abdulgaffar, Mohammed Ahmed
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala, Sweden
År: 2012
Filmed seminar 12 April 2012. The seminar will re-cap the current status of the border between Sudan and South Sudan. The discussion will then move on to focus on community level implications and crossborder initiatives.Speakers: Dr. Øystein Rolandsen, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdulgaffar, Khartoum University.Seminar No. 2 in the series: "Sudan: North in the shadow of the South".  Co-organised with Life and Peace Institute. The film is 48 minutes long.

Vision and service : papers in honour of Barbro Johansson

Upphovspersoner: Sundkler, Bengt | Wahlström, Per-Åke
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1977
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Sweden, Biographies, Education, Adult education, Church, Women, Girls, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This collection of papers was compiled by a number of friends of Barbro Johansson, a well-known Swedish missionary of her generation, who wanted to honour her. Barbro Johansson trained as a teacher in Sweden, and went to Tanzania in 1946. She re-opened and rebuilt the Girls' School at Kashasha, Bukoba, and played an active role in church, community and political affairs. In 1959 sha was elected Member of parliament for Mwanza, and served in that capacity for a number of years. In 1962 she became a Tanzanian citizen. Later, on President Nyerere's request, she became principal of the Girls' Secondary School, Tabora. For three years she was Adviser to the Tanzanian Ambasador to Sweden. She was active in Adult Education and community programmes in Tanzania and served on the Board of the University of Dar es Salaam. She contributed a great deal to the links between Sweden and Tanzania.

The rural-urban interface in Africa : expansion and adaption

Medarbetare: Baker, Jonathan | Pedersen, Poul Ove
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in cooperation with Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen
År: 1995
Ämnesord: Small towns, Agriculture, Rural-urban relations, Entrepreneurship, Africa, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This book explores how some of the specific sectors, organisations and actors influence and shape the functioning of small towns in Africa. A number of the contributors of the volume point to the resilience and ingenuity of Africa's rural and urban population and demonstrate how they adapt strategies which enables them to survive and, in some cases, even to thrive. Case studies are drawn from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The volume fills a gap for undergraduate and graduate courses in geography, sociology, anthropology, development studies, as well as urban and rural planning.

The urban jobless in Eastern Africa : a study of the unemployed population in the growing urban centres, with special reference to Tanzania

Upphovsperson: Ishumi, Abel G. M.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1984
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Unemployment, Unemployed, Urban areas, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This study is about a category of the population in eastern African society who have at one time or another migrated from the rural areas into town but are employed and jobless. The study shows that this category of unemployed (jobless) population has shifted significantly over the last two decades from a predominantly older age cyclic migratory target-employment seekers to bands and armies of youths and youngsters who cannot find any employment and yet who cannot go back home. And these are preponderantly young school leavers and school dropcuts, with lofty aspirations and energy but who seem frustrated by or else confess frustration with rural life and as such would not wish to leave the city! Analysis of their socio-economic characteristics, their activities and their aspirations and study of the realities of contemporary rural society do suggest that the problem of urban unemployment and the nagging problem of the jobless urban youths is in the first instance a rural problem. It seems to imply that any solution of the 'urban' problem lies in efforts to solve the underlying 'rural' problem, which is almost invariably rural poverty and neglect of or shadowy investment into the rural sector. Any sucess in rehabilitating the youths and saving the generation of tomorrow depends on recognizing this fact.