Welcome to NIAS

Founded in 2000, the National Institute for African Studies (NIAS) is a non-profit think tank that advocates public policy initiatives and education schemes, filling a gap in the global policy space by publicising voices from around the world. The Institute has grown into a research organisation with offices in the United Kingdom and Africa.

NIAS works with government agencies, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and private sector partners to provide innovative, sustainable and economic solutions across a broad spectrum of subjects. Our teams focus on a wide range of multidisciplinary issues providing professional inputs in spheres of academic, governmental, economic and public infrastructure agencies.

NIAS, through its world-class research bases, produces a wide range of high quality and impact outputs, including our flagship open-access journal, The Saharan,  that explores the dynamics between culture and development in Africa.

Our core values are centred around; equality, respect, freedom of thought, and professionalism, which we promote through our research and programmes. The researchers that deliver the NIAS programmes & initiatives are from all over the world and practice backgrounds.  They work within a variety of modern & innovative settings. They are guided by NIAS’ specialist Panel of Experts in their work towards building a platform for global change makers.

What change are you trying to champion in society?  How can we help?  Join us today.

Blog Articles

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By Dele Bello-Williams Corruption is an all too visible aspect of African politics, manifesting itself in a series of high
By Dele Bello-Williams The evolving components of the Nigerian constitution have always sought to legally prevent identities such as ethnic,
Image source: The Independent By Andrej Sagaidak and Mazhar Chaudhry There are three great tropical forests: the Amazon in Central
By Andrej Sagaidak The UK’s climate movement has been rejuvenated in recent months by several grassroots campaigns and activists. For
By Andrej Sagaidak The new Congolese Mining Code was signed by the former president Joseph Kabila in March 2018 and
CLIMATE GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA, A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY: Just in case Nigeria's leaders need more convincing to adopt a
For part 2 click here. By Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo Nigeria is one of the many reluctant signatories to the
In light of the recent controversy surrounding David Lammy's critique of Comic Relief, our attention needs to shift from simplistic
By Andrej Sagaidak In the early 2000s, a natural resource called coltan suddenly moved from obscure geological publications into wide
by Andrej Sagaidak edited by Dele Williams April 2, 2019 A comparative analysis of four major foreign powers’ policy strategies towards the