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Noise in the houses: Missing women and girls in Peru

AfricaLics (Part 2):

A first-hand account of the
Visiting Fellowship Programme experience

Access to loans for the poor:

Microfinance in northern Uganda

New research 2020:

CASH-IN: privately managed
cash transfers in Africa

New research 2021:

How do the young in West Africa navigate
streams of information in times of crises?

New research 2021:

Illegal resource extraction and state formation
in emerging African democracies

Ethnographic Research:

One Man’s Long Journey to PhD


Female scientist fighting for her place
studying climate change in Ecuador

Same sky, different insights:

Danish-Chilean research collaboration on astronomy


“The spectacled bear just doesn’t
sell as well as the polar bear”

Helene Risør:

Traces of a Danish anthropologist
at the end of the world


The troubles of a science PhD from the West

Gulu’s Post War Urban Youth:

Where is their Future?


Water harvesting for food security
and income generation for rural women

Plant Protection:

Unveiling diseases in quinoa
and reviving lost Bolivian identity


Making local people participate in
climate change research that are going to save their lives

Resistant crops:

On the road towards
perfectly climate adapted wheat

Indigenous trees:

Oryema, the Woman of the Wild Plants

Defending wheat:

Microbes for pesticide-free wheat
with a smaller footprint


Blockchain backing transparency?

Research grants:

Driving Tanzanian ‘Sayansi’

Anne Sørensen:

Research for advocacy


Solutions for vulnerable citizens?

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Apply now! DDRN is seeking Research Communication Intern(s) for 3 to 4 months during the Autumn semester 2021. Deadline for application: 31 May 2021.    CALL FOR PAPERS: Development, Learning and Education: Post-pandemic Considerations. The 6th joint Nordic Development Research Conference, June 21-22, 2021. Online, arranged by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.     Read! Johan Fisher, RUC: Green and/or brown: Governing food production in India.     Open Access IDS Bulletin: Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19    Read! Thulstrup, A. W., RUC ; Habimana, D. ; Joshi, I. ; Oduori, S. M. / Uncovering the challenges of domestic energy access in the context of weather and climate extremes in Somalia.    Asia & Africa in Transition International Conference at University of Copenhagen, 28–30 June 2021.
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