ILPI Centre for African Studies

Centre for African Studies Team

ILPI’s main office is located in Oslo, with two branch offices located in Tanzania and Ethiopia, run by high-qualified local experts. ILPI has an extensive network throughout Africa and has collaborated with various renowned institutions in several countries in the Horn of Africa, North-, East-, and Central Africa. ILPI has a dedicated cooperation with African studies centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. As such, ILPI works with the aim of becoming a leading international competence centre for analysis on topics related to our main focus areas in Africa.

The ILPI Africa team is composed by ILPI’s regular employees with an Africa expertise. The team is unique in its composition of high-qualified specialized scholarly knowledge, in combination with field based operational experiences from various African countries. We put strong emphasis to include local-level perceptions and contextual characteristics of ethnography and politics into our analytical models, as well as operational policy advice.

The ILPI Africa team has comprehensive language skills to cater for data gathering and operational work in Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, and Arabic speaking Africa. In addition, the specialized language skills among our team members enables us to work on a range of local languages spoken in the Horn of Africa and East Africa; Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Saho, Afar, and Tigre.

The ILPI Africa Team has extensive fieldwork experience from a range of African countries, inter alia; Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe.

ILPI Africa team:

The Director of the ILPI Centre for African Studies is Prof. Kjetil Tronvoll Senior Partner at ILPI.

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