Bolivian researcher Carla Colque-Little
throws light on the superfood-crop quinoa
Mercury: The Silent Death in the Bolivian Amazon
Women, motherhood, and science in Colombia

Women, motherhood, and science in Colombia

Tracking environmental crimes in Ghana

Tracking environmental crimes in Ghana

Young people in Chile feel overwhelmed and boredduring the pandemic

Young people in Chile feel overwhelmed
and bored during the pandemic

The fresh food in this outdoor fridge is for everyone who need it

The fresh food in this outdoor fridge
is for everyone who need it

Sex-workers in Ecuador badly affected by COVID-19

Sex-workers in Ecuador badly affected by COVID-19

Lost teenagers in Uganda during the pandemics

Lost teenagers in Uganda during the pandemics

Noise in the houses: Missing women and girls in Peru
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

Members of Mali's National Guard and Police attend a crowd control traininG

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

Sunset panorama at La Silla

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

Experto en cambio climatico


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



Blockchain backing transparency?

Burkina Faso Dubi8 flickr_slider

Only the Local Researchers Know the Insider-Nuances

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Communicating Africa: Need to know – Nice to know

In Spring 2017, Center of African Studies (CAS), University of Copenhagen organised a seminar to discuss how Africa is represented by media and non-governmental organisations. Stig Jensen, who is an Associate Professor at CAS and frequently appearing in media on African issues, shared his research findings on the media coverage in Denmark under the heading: Does Danish media prefer news from Africa that confirms a pessimistic perspective and what might be some of the reasons for this?
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Monuments, enquiry and research

The centenary of the sale of three West Indian Islands by the Danish Government to the United States of America was marked in Denmark by a wide range of academic, cultural and artistic events. This post tells about the traces of slave trade in the built environment in greater Copenhagen, a contemporary art exhibition asking questions about identity and rights, and about a new research project comparing forced migration in the past and present.
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Grow first, clean up later?

‘In Vietnam, people are more focused on economic development and do not take care about environment very much’, says Ngo Tho Hung, environmental scientist and Head of Environment Development Section (EDS) at Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AITCV) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ngo Tho Hung, who holds a PhD degree from Roskilde University in Denmark, is disappointed with the limited budgets allocated for scientific activities in Vietnam.
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In Nairobi, they speak English

On 20 December 2016, Ms. Masheti B. Wanoyi defended her PhD dissertation ‘In Nairobi, they speak English’ ending a more than four years’ research process divided between thirteen months of field work in Kakamega, Kenya, and three years of analysis. In the process, she was being supervised by Professor Lisa Ann Richey and Associate Professor Bodil Folke Frederiksen at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark. The defence was successful. Masheti B. Waynoi was confererred the PhD degree in Social Service.
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Sour grapes

DANIDA’s grants for development research were re-opened in 2017. The shortlisting of applicants invited to submit a full application was communicated early June 2017. For Window 1 applications, the expected success rate reached an all-time low, as only 4 % of a total of 205 concept notes submitted will receive a grant, i.e. 7-8 projects.
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Sourcing research to support farmers in Ghana

PhD student Charles Kwowe Nyaaba from University of Ghana is a program officer of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG). During August 2017, he was on a study visit at Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen, to inspire his PhD project.
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Welcome to our readers!

In June 2016, DDRN received a grant by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science to implement a research communication project ‘South researchers in Denmark - new knowledge for sustainable development’. After one year of web design and content development, DDRN is now ready to launch its new website supporting this project.
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Selected earlier DDRN publications

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.
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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.
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Bad and good things in Denmark

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 about Danish people,We talk about a simple people,Very well organized,Very honest,Very punctual,Very practical,Always responsibleEven in...
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