Emerging Areas


Promoting Stability and development in Africa: Fostering cooperation between public and private Sector

Stability and development in Africa: Fostering cooperation between public and private sector The project aims to work out how public and private sectors can collaborate and contribute to attaining sustainable development, governance and safety in sub-Saharan Africa, starting from case studies in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa. The research is handled by IAI in collaboration with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Washington and with participation from Centro Piemontese di Studi Africani. The project also covers the set -up of a series of events - in Turin, Brussels and Addis Abeba. The events in Turin are designed to get  public actors (MAECI, MEF, City of Turin, the UN Campus in Turin) and private ones (companies, chambers, NGOs) thinking about the opportunities of involving firms, utilities and Italian institutions in strengthening the partnership between the EU and Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular regarding energy,  infrastructure and services.

ToChina System                                 
Set up in joint effort between the Department of Culture, Politics and Society at the University of Turin, the Torino World Affairs Institute, Zhejiang University and the ESCP Europe Business School, ToChina System is the Italian reference point for studying and analyzing the political, economic and social dynamics of  contemporary China. The aim of the afferent programmes is to create in-depth knowledge of Chinese reality on solid scientific bases, promoting its spread among stakeholders (researchers, students, firms) and incentivizing relations between the Euro-Mediterranean area with the Chinese one.  

Orizzonte Cina / IndiaIndie  IAI
OrizzonteCina  and IndiaIndie are bi-monthly analyses focusing on events and debates about the politics,  international relations and economy in contemporary China and India, carried out in partnership between T.wai and Istituto Affari Internazionali (Rome).



Hydroaid is a non-profit Association dedicated to professional training in the field of managing water resources in developing and emerging countries. Hydroaid’s main activity is training and its aim is to provide  technicians and professionals with a free specialization school for managing water resources.  All Hydroaid projects are intended for people who will use the knowledge and abilities gained in order to set up and modernise ways to handle water resources and services in their relative areas. Some of the active initiatives stand out, such as Progetto WATSAM (technical assistance to Ethiopia’s public administrations for the management of sanitation services) and Cooperazione tecnica Italia-Brasile, which has been setting up yearly technical training programmes  since 2005 on the environment, territory, and management of water resources, as well as technically supporting  the definition of guidelines about how to manage environmental risk, mitigate natural disasters and sustainably  manage natural resources.


Italia-Myanmar Business Council
A non-profit association aiming to promote political, economic and cultural co-operation between Italy and Myanmar. Set up in 2013, the association is committed to organising events for cultural exchange and  trade promotion,  in collaboration with the  Myanmar Embassy in Italy, the Italian Embassy in Yangoon, the Myanmar Consulate in Italy and the Italian Consulate in Myanmar.