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Welcome to NIIA: A World Institute in Africa


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ABOUT US


The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was established in 1961, with the aim of providing a nursery of ideas on what direction Nigeria should take on international affairs. Since inception, the Institute has been organising Conferences, Roundtables and Lectures. These are aimed at addressing current foreign policy issues and anticipating others still on the horizon.

The Institute is a specialised instrument of foreign policy formulation in Nigeria. It serves as an intellectual base upon which decision-makers rely for informed opinion and expert advice in order to make rational choices between contending policy options.

 

 

The Structure of the NIIA

 

The administration of the Institute is organized at two levels:

The Governing Council, which comprises eminent Nigerians from the academia.

The Management Committee is chaired by the Director-General with the  Directors of  Research, Library, and Administration as members.

 

The Departments

There are three statutory departments: Research and Studies Library and Documentation and Administration and Finance.

 

Research and Studies Department is the hub of the scientific study and analysis of  international affairs. The academic staff of the department are designated as Research Fellows specialised in various fields of International Relations. There are five divisions, namely, International Politics, International Economic Relations, International Law and Organization, Security and Strategic Studies, and Cooperation and Integration in Africa. Each division is chaired by a senior fellow.

 

Library and Documentation Services Department is the resource centre of the Institute. It is supervised by a Director, who is a professional librarian, and supported by other technical staff. Over the years the Institute has established a library whose information resources have become a significant national asset, serving not only the needs of researchers of the Institute but also of other scholars and students from all parts of the world. It has a collection of over 700,000 volumes in  international relations. It is also a depository of documents, publications  and treaties of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, and the United Nations and its agencies.

 

 Administration and Finance Department oversees the administration and financial matters of the Institute.

 

 

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Contact Us:

13/15 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island,

G.P.O Box 1727, Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: 234-1-9500983

Email Address:

dgeneral@niianet.org

director-general1@hotmail.com

 

 

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