Projects: Ghana


Climate smart cocoa systems for Ghana (CLIMCOCOA)

Partner Institution(s): 
Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), Ghana
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ghana
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya
University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management IGN, Denmark
Roskilde University, Department of Society and Globalisation, Denmark
Start Date: 
June 1, 2016
End Date: 
November 30, 2020
Total grant: 
DKK 9,990,278

Healthcare-Associated Infections in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
Ghana Health Service, Institutional Care Division, Ghana
Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Department of Surgery, Ghana
Copenhagen University Hospital, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health, Denmark
University of Aarhus, Department of Public Health, Denmark
Start Date: 
May 1, 2016
End Date: 
April 30, 2021
Total grant: 
DKK 9,897,179

Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Denmark
Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Denmark
Start Date: 
February 1, 2016
End Date: 
January 31, 2021
Total grant: 
DKK 6,987,548

Functional Immuno-genetic Correlates of Immunity to Malaria

Partner Institution(s): 
Statens Serum Institut, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Department of Biostatistics, Denmark
Ghana Health Service/Ministry of Health, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana
Start Date: 
January 5, 2015
End Date: 
December 31, 2019
Total grant: 
DKK 9,793,564

Ground Water Development and Sustainable Agriculture

Partner Institution(s): 
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Water Research Institute, Ghana
Hydronomics Ltd., Ghana
Center for Savannah Ecosystem Research, CESER, Ghana
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
Aarhus University, Institute for Geoscience, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, Denmark
Start Date: 
January 1, 2015
End Date: 
December 31, 2019
Total grant: 
DKK 9,752,250

Property, Access and eXclusion (AX)

Partner Institution(s): 
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dept. of Silviculture and Forest Management,Ghana
University of Ghana, Institute of African Studies, Ghana
Tropenbos International - Ghana programme, Ghana
Start Date: 
January 1, 2015
End Date: 
December 31, 2019
Total grant: 
DKK 8,876,494

Seaweed Biorefinery in Ghana - SeaBioGha

Partner Institution(s): 
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Department of Chemical Engineering, Ghana
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Fishery Division, Ghana
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Environment Biology and Health Division, Water Research Institute, Ghana
Start Date: 
January 1, 2015
End Date: 
December 31, 2019
Total grant: 
DKK 9,986,201

Building Stronger Universities II - KNUST

Partner Institution(s): 
Peter Furu, University of Copenhagen (Danish anchor person)
• University of Copenhagen, Denmark;
• Aarhus University, Denmark;
• Aalborg University, Denmark;
• Copenhagen Business School, Denmark;
• Technical University of Copenhagen, Denmark;
• Odense University Hospital/University of Southern Denmark, Denmark;
Start Date: 
December 1, 2014
End Date: 
June 30, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 15,000,000

Building Stronger Universities II - UG

Partner Institution(s): 
Finn Plauborg, Aarhus University (Danish anchor person)
• Aarhus University (Department of Bioscience, Department of Clinical Medicine, The Faculty Secretariat, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Public Health), Denmark;
• Aalborg University (Department of Business and Management), Denmark;
• Copenhagen University (Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Science Education, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology), Denmark;
• Technical University of Denmark (National Food Institute), Denmark;
• CG Consulting, Denmark;
Start Date: 
November 1, 2014
End Date: 
March 31, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 15,000,000

Effects of Climate Change on Volta Lake Resources (VOLTRES)

Partner Institution(s): 
Aarhus University (AU), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus, Denmark
Start Date: 
May 1, 2014
End Date: 
April 30, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 4,979,069

Sustainable Fish Feed Development in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
Technical University of Denmark, DTU Aqua, Denmark
Start Date: 
April 1, 2014
End Date: 
December 31, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 4,999,162

Green Cohesive Agricultural Resource Management (WEBSOC)

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Cape Cost, Department of Soil Science, Ghana
University of Cape Cost, Department of Crop Science, Ghana
University of Ghana, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ghana
University of Ghana, Department of Soil Science, Ghana
University of Ghana, Department of Crop Science, Ghana
University of Ghana, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Ghana
University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark
Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Department of Chemical Engineering, Denmark
Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Department of Management Engineering, Denmark
Start Date: 
January 1, 2014
End Date: 
December 31, 2018
Total grant: 
DKK 9,999,996

Valorizing Green Growth in Africa (VALOR)

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Nairobi, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kenya
University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Resource Assessment, Tanzania
University of Ghana, Legon, Department of Geography and Resource Development, Ghana
University of Cape Coast, Department of Entomology and Wildlife, Ghana
The Danish Beekeepers' Association, Denmark
Start Date: 
January 1, 2014
End Date: 
December 31, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 9,977,540

Preserving African Food Microorganisms for Green Growth

Partner Institution(s): 
The Food Research Institute (FRI), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana
The University for Development Studies (UDS), Department of Applied Biology, Ghana
Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (IRSAT), The National Scientific and Technological Research Centre, Department of Food Technology, Burkina Faso
University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Benin
Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Denmark
Start Date: 
January 1, 2014
End Date: 
December 31, 2018
Total grant: 
DKK 9,997,980

Strengthening root and tuber value chain in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
DTU Management Engineering, Denmark
Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning, Denmark
University College Nordjylland, Department of Marketing, Export and Technology, Denmark
Start Date: 
March 1, 2013
End Date: 
February 28, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 5,019,527

Malaria vaccine research and capacity building in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Ghana, Ghana
Hohoe Municipal Hospital, Ghana
Start Date: 
January 1, 2013
End Date: 
December 31, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 10,093,881

Technological and Market Options for Managing Climate Change Induced Risks for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
DTU Climate Center (DKC), Risø, Denmark
Aarhus University. Department of Agroecology, Denmark
University of Copenhagen. Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Denmark
Start Date: 
February 1, 2012
End Date: 
January 31, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 5,023,329

Enhancing the performance and growth potential of street-food vending for accelerated socio-economic development in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen School of Global Health, Denmark
Start Date: 
February 1, 2012
End Date: 
July 31, 2016
Total grant: 
DKK 5,076,499

Biobased electricity in developing countries

Partner Institution(s): 
KNUST University, Kumasi, Ghana
Start Date: 
January 1, 2012
End Date: 
December 31, 2015
Total grant: 
DKK 2,572,541

Safe Water for Food (SaWaFo)

Lead Institution: 
DHI, Denmark
Partner Institution(s): 
Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Start Date: 
January 1, 2012
End Date: 
May 1, 2017
Total grant: 
DKK 9,360,362

Sustainable Latrine Services for the Urban Poor in Ghana (SUSA)

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ghana, Department of Sociology, Ghana
University of Ghana, Department of Biological, Environmental and Health Sciences, Ghana
University of Ghana, School of Public Health, Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Ghana
Dodowa Health Research Centre, Ghana
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Start Date: 
October 1, 2010
End Date: 
December 31, 2015
Total grant: 
DKK 10,294,890

Corporate social responsibility: the case of forestry in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
Forest Research Institute of Ghana
Start Date: 
September 1, 2010
End Date: 
January 31, 2013
Total grant: 
DKK 290,016

Biofuel production from lignocellulosic materials

Partner Institution(s): 
KNUST, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ghana
Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, Ghana
CSIR-Soil Research Institute, Ghana
Start Date: 
July 1, 2010
End Date: 
November 1, 2016
Total grant: 
DKK 10,552,258

Sustainable food production through irrigated intensive farming systems in West Africa (SIFA)

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ghana, Ghana
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Start Date: 
December 31, 2009
End Date: 
December 31, 2013
Total grant: 
DKK 5,227,371

Antibiotic Drug use, Monitoring and Evaluation of Resistance in Ghana (ADMER) - a research capacity building project

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS), Ghana
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) , Ghana
Start Date: 
November 1, 2009
End Date: 
December 31, 2015
Total grant: 
DKK 9,183,798

Value-added processing of underutilised savanna tree seeds for improved food security and income generation in West Africa

Partner Institution(s): 
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique, Institut de Recherche en Science Appliquees et Technologies, Département Technologie Alimentaire, Burkina Faso
University for Development Studies, Department of Applied Science, Ghana
Institute of Rural Economy, Food Technology Laboratory, Mali
Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Start Date: 
October 1, 2009
End Date: 
June 30, 2015
Total grant: 
DKK 8,252,247

Youth and employment: the role of entrepreneurship in African economies (YEMP)

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ghana, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Ghana
Makerere University Business School, Uganda
University of Zambia, Department of Development Studies, Zambia
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, United Kingdom /Denmark
Start Date: 
October 1, 2009
End Date: 
June 30, 2014
Total grant: 
DKK 6,223,743

Monitoring and assessing the impact of vaccinations and other childhood interventions for both boys and girls

Partner Institution(s): 
INDEPTH NETWORK, Ghana
National Institute of Health, Guinea-Bissau
Start Date: 
October 1, 2009
End Date: 
September 30, 2016
Total grant: 
DKK 10,155,000

Safety and efficacy of antimalarial therapy in children with HIV and sickle cell disease:data to aid policy formulation in Ghana

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ghana Medical School, Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ghana
University of Ghana, school of Public Health, Centre for Medical Parasitology, Ghana
University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Denmark
Start Date: 
September 1, 2009
End Date: 
March 31, 2013
Total grant: 
DKK 2,608,400

Health Insurance in Ghana and Tanzania: Addressing Equity and Accessibility

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ghana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Statistical and Economic Research (ISSER), Ghana
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (MUHAS), School of Public Health and Social Sciences, Department of Development Studies,Tanzania
Start Date: 
January 1, 2009
End Date: 
July 1, 2014
Total grant: 
DKK 4,680,940

Network for Monitoring Childhood Interventions

Start Date: 
September 27, 2008
End Date: 
January 1, 2011
Total grant: 
DKK 201,624

Ghana Election Assessment + Elections and Democratization Conference

Start Date: 
January 1, 2008
End Date: 
January 1, 2010
Total grant: 
DKK 302,530

Elites, Production and Poverty. A comparative study

Start Date: 
January 1, 2008
End Date: 
March 30, 2012
Total grant: 
DKK 8,477,993

West African Network for Studies of Environmental Change (WANSEC)

Partner Institution(s): 
University of Ouagadougou, Department of Geography, Burkina Faso
University of Dakar, LERG, Senegal
University of Bamako, Department of Geology, Mali
University of Ghana, Institute of Geography and Resource Development, Ghana
Roskilde University Center (RUC), Denmark
Start Date: 
January 1, 2008
End Date: 
November 30, 2013
Total grant: 
DKK 5,275,836

Mother-child health in southern Ghana - malaria in pregnancy and childhood

Start Date: 
January 1, 2006
End Date: 
January 1, 2010
Total grant: 
DKK 1,816,199

Cultural and Historical Identity, West Africa

Start Date: 
January 1, 2006
End Date: 
December 31, 2010
Total grant: 
DKK 7,806,204

Outsourcing for development

Start Date: 
November 1, 2005
End Date: 
January 1, 2010
Total grant: 
DKK 1,436,091

Enhancement of Research and Teaching Capacity in Hydrogeology

Start Date: 
January 1, 2004
End Date: 
December 31, 2010
Total grant: 
DKK 5,448,535

International Business Research in Ghana

Start Date: 
January 1, 2003
End Date: 
June 30, 2010
Total grant: 
DKK 4,549,000

The Integration of Herbal with Biomedical Medicine in Ghana

Name: 
Millicent Addai Boateng
End Date: 
July 1, 2014

Diabetes is All About Management, Exploring the Experiences of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes within the Context of Dietary Self-Care

Name: 
Rita Quist-Therson
Supervisor: 
Thilde Rheinländer, Jannie Nielsen
End Date: 
June 10, 2016

Income Inequality and Human Capital Accumulation in Ghana

Name: 
Sylvanus Amenuke Gaku
Supervisor: 
Peter Sandholt Jensen
End Date: 
August 1, 2015

Consumer Demographics and Food Shopping Motives in Ghanaian Supermarkets: A Case Study of Accra and Kumasi

Name: 
Schmidt Helmut Dadzie
Lead Institution: 
Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark
Supervisor: 
Felix Nandonde
End Date: 
December 2, 2015

Risk and Risk Aversion in Farmers’ Production Decisions in the Northern Region of Ghana

Name: 
Samuel Ametepey
Supervisor: 
Arne Henningsen, Tomasz Gerard Czekaj
End Date: 
August 1, 2015

Factors influencing the profitability of Domestic and Foreign banks in Ghana

Name: 
Douglas Afoakwah Opoku-Agyemang
Lead Institution: 
Aarhus University (AU), Denmark
Supervisor: 
Christian Schmaltz
End Date: 
August 1, 2015

Globalization, Fertility and Female Education in Ghana

Name: 
Ruby Elorm Agbenyega
Supervisor: 
Peter Sandholt Jensen
End Date: 
August 1, 2016

Experimental Assessments to Analyse Performance of a Full-Scale Biodenipho WWTP and Wastewater Quality Comparison with a WWTP in Ghana

Name: 
Lydia Otoo Amponsah
Supervisor: 
Prof. Barth F. Smets, Assoc. Prof. Benedek G. Plósz, Sara Ekström
End Date: 
July 1, 2015

ICTs, e-commerce & CCT in Ghana: The Case of Urban Consumers in a Developing Country

Name: 
Eunice Ackom Sampene
Supervisor: 
Fabian Faurholt Csaba, Thilde Langevang
End Date: 
September 1, 2015

What Drives Commercial Microfinance Institutions into Bankruptcy in Ghana?

Name: 
Godwin Festival Boateng
Supervisor: 
Lindsay Whitfield
End Date: 
July 1, 2015

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