Burkina Faso

Emerging Epidemics: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso

Research project The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa showed how rapidly an infectious disease can spread within and across borders. The overall ambition of this project is to identify key elements for a ‘smart foresighting system’ for early detection of infectio ... First-year report: The project "EMERGING EPIDEMICS: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso" has a strong capacity building component. Three Burkinabe PhD students have been recruited through an open announcement process and all PhD students have ...
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Preserving African Food Microorganisms for Green Growth

Research project The aim of the project is to turn the food sector in West Africa into a driver of sustainable growth, improve food security, create new business opportunities, ensure job generation, alleviate poverty and create stronger linkages between relevant sta ... Project completion report: The establishment of bio-banks in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin opened up new opportunities for research on fermented foods ensuring the West African microbial heritage. The bio-banks provide strains for research work ...
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Fragile futures: Rural lives in times of conflict

Research project The West African region receives increased international attention due to its fragile security situation. Conflicts in neighbouring countries now also threaten the peace and stability in Burkina Faso. Recently, security issues have emerged in the nor ... Project completion report: ’Fragile Futures: Rural Lives in Times of Conflict’, is a five-year collaborative project between the University of Ouagadougou, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS) and the University of Copenhagen. Th ...
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QUALITREE – research based local tree oil production

Research project Oil products from native trees in West Africa are essential for human diet, medicine and cosmetics, but their potentials are far from fully exploited. QUALITREE aims to reduce poverty by increasing food security and income in Burkina Faso and Mali th ... Project Completion Report: Women in rural Africa traditionally extract oil from the seeds of numerous native trees. QualiTree combined investigations of rural people’s knowledge and analyses of physiochemical properties of oils to improve and prom ...
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Monitoring and assessing the impact of vaccinations and other childhood interventions for both boys and girls

Research project   Background: Both observational studies and randomised trials (RCT) have documented that vaccines and micronutrients have non-specific effects (NSE) on child mortality. These effects may be even more important than the specific effec ... Project Completion Report We managed to conduct the local research training and to national researchers qualified at the PhD or post-doc levels. Though with some delays (due to factors outside our control) we also managed to submit the theses a ...
Period: 2009-10-1 to 2017-01-1 Countries: Burkina Faso Ghana Guinea-Bissau India Kenya Lead institution: Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Denmark Partner institutions: INDEPTH Network, Ghana National Institute of Public Health (INASA), Guinea-Bissau Project code: 09-105SSI Total grant: 10,155,000 DKK
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Biological control of termites in tree plantations in Burkina Faso

Master thesis Abstract: Termites are a big problem in many parts of the world. They cause destruction to buildings, structures and agricultural crops for hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Termites belong to the order Ispotera and are the most damag ...
Period: 2015-08-2 to 2015-10-13 Countries: Burkina Faso Lead institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Grant recipient: Janni Bjerg Thomsen Project code: A27973 Total grant: 20,000 DKK
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The role of M&E in programme planning and management for an international NGO

Master thesis Abstract: The Danish sponsor-based NGO BØRNEfonden’s M&E system is failing to deliver. This thesis explains the root causes of this failure by employing contemporary academic theories within the field of International Developme ...
Period: 2015-07-20 to 2015-08-22 Countries: Burkina Faso Lead institutions: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Roskilde University (RUC), Department of Society and Globalisation, Denmark Grant recipient: Stefanie Møllegaard Nielsen Project code: A27781 Total grant: 20,000 DKK
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Value-added processing of underutilised savanna tree seeds for improved food security and income generation in West Africa

Research project The West African savanna region has a fragile ecological system that is vulnerable to prolonged droughts and food shortages. It is shared by countries with some of the lowest per capita incomes in the world. The region is however well endowed with un ... Completion Report - Summary The project has aimed to optimize the processing of seeds from three semi-domesticated and wild trees common to the savanna region i.e. African locust bean, baobab and kapok trees, as means of improving income generatio ...
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