Nordic Africa Research Network

Background

The association Nordic Africa Research Network (NARN) has been set up to facilitate and enhance communication and cooperation between individuals and institutions in the Nordic countries working with research and/or education regarding Africa. Nordic countries have many similarities in their economic, social and political relations to Africa today that can be fruitfully be made use of through collaboration. Nordic cooperation can furthermore importantly support network building and contacts between researchers in the Nordic countries and researchers in Africa. It can also play an important role within the European Union and thereby complement and strengthen cooperation with organisations such as Africa Europe Group of Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS). The objective of the cooperation is to promote the study of Africa, its languages, cultures, and societies. The cooperation shall also further the dissemination of research about Africa. NARN will in all these aspects co-operate with the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala.