During 2007-2011, DDRN published a wide range of reports from seminars, workshops and conferences, as well as thematic reviews commissioned by DDRN. A selection of these publications are available to DDRN members for download.
A major inspiration for DDRN is the SciDev.Net website ‘Science and Technology for Development’, which was launched in 2001. Marianne Hedegaard Forti, DDRN, had the opportunity to interact with a few of the people driving SciDev.Net. at the Eldis 20th Anniversary event ‘FROM DIAL-UP TO THE DATA REVOLUTION: LEARNING FROM 20 YEARS OF DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT’ held 13-15 September at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom This post quotes the vision, the objectives, the editorial values, the history, and the people involved. In a video interview by Financial Times journalist, Andrew Jack, SciDev.Net director Nick Ishmael Perkins explains the specialist media role that SciDev.Net plays in bringing the worlds of science and development together through news and analysis from across the globe. Andrew Jack is a trustee of SciDev.Net.
How can I write about everythingAbout Denmark on this piece of paper?It’s so difficult!It’s one culture one life!And the paper is so small!When we talk …
Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) now launches an on-line forum for research on sustainable development. The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines 17 Goals to be achieved by all nations, including Denmark. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are universal sign posts for national policy and global agreements connecting local and global action. The SDGs call upon social groups, public and private organisations to strive for a world in balance and without poverty. To support holistic and coherent solutions, knowledge and research communities must engage across sectors and disciplines.
End of June 2015, a right wing government came to power in Denmark. Severe cuts backs on development aid were imposed immediately in view of the financial burden of the refugee crisis. The annual call for application to the DANIDAs grant facility for development research was postponed until November 2015 and then cancelled altogether.