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Not All Forests Are Equal: Mitigating Climate Change Through Sustainable Forestry

Our planet is rapidly growing warmer. Initiatives are surfacing to not just adapt to, but actively combat the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Carbon capture technology is in its infancy, but we already have one method of removing...
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Land ownership rights: A barrier to gender equality and economic empowerment of Ugandan women

Gender and economic inequalities are still very pervasive within countries across the world. Despite the considerable progress made on promoting women’s economic empowerment and reducing gender inequalities through strategies, programs, and interventions, many countries are still struggling to provide and...
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Tracking environmental crimes in Ghana

Ghana is the leading producer of minerals, especially gold in Africa. But more than 35% of the country's minerals are extracted by small-scale miners, most of them operating illegally. Pollution from mining has contaminated water sources across the country with...
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Girls drop out of school because of menstruation

Silence about menstruationIn many countries in the Global South menstruation is still perceived as taboo. During the time of menstruation girls and women must face many challenges, discrimination, harassment, social exclusion, and perceptions such as describing menstruation as shameful and...
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COVID-19’s extra torture on Kenya’s elderly

In the thick trees on the outskirts of Kisumu City in Kenya, a hut is as isolated as the 76-year-old woman who owns and lives in it alone. Without a child of her own, Mary Atieno had called people "son"...
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Maria Eriksson-Baaz: ”We should reformulate development studies as a field that mainly analyses the vast development industry and really work at globalizing the other disciplines”

DDRN.dk earlier covered the intervention of Professor Maria Eriksson-Baaz, Uppsala University, Sweden, during the roundtable ”Development Thinking in Flux - Continuity and/or Change” at the DevRes 2021 Conference. In this interview, Maria Eriksson-Baaz responds in writing to a series of...
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The Neo-Colonialism in Development Studies

Despite the Global South being the breeding ground for research in development studies, there is a marked underrepresentation of researchers from the region in the field. This entails, the research risk of missing the local perspective—a phenomenon which some experts...
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Globalize the disciplines! Decolonize development studies!

http://dummytesting.ddrn.dk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/DevRes2021cut.mp4nt/uploads/2021/10/DevRes2021cut.mp4 What is left of “development” with an ever-expanding development agenda through the SDGs? What does the expansion mean for our understanding of “development” and “development research”? These fundamental questions about the future of development research were addressed during the...
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Humans and Waste: Reconfiguring the city through recycling

For almost a decade, in the center of the city of Copenhagen, a community has established themself in the area of «Fredens Havn» (Port of Peace) or " Pirate Port", as some have called it. These group of ships and...
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The impact of the corona crisis is uneven – women are hit hard

The corona pandemic is like a magnifying glass making visible a range of problems. Vulnerable groups are becoming even more vulnerable, in Denmark and in the Global South. The pandemic points to inequalities within both societies, and this could be...
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