Kenya

Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (D-Hum)

Project summary This research project explores how Somali diaspora groups mobilize, channel and deliver humanitarian assistance to Somalia during complex humanitarian crises. Based on fieldwork in Somalia, Kenya and Europe, it examines the movem ...

Grassroots Innovations for Inclusive Economic Growth

Project summary The project aims to investigate the governance practices, impacts and diffusion of grassroots innovations, which are developing financial and monetary infrastructures for inclusive economic growth (among low-income micro-entrepre ...

Rights and Resilience in Kenya (RARE)

There is increasing attention to the role of land as a critical asset in climate change adaptation, and a realization that land uses, livelihood practices, and investments related to adaptation strategies all require access to land. However, research ... First year report Development objective: Ensure secure and peaceful access to land for climate change adaptation and thereby resilience of pastoralists and all Kenyan citizens. Immediate objective: produce and disseminate insights for improve ...

Realising the SDGs: The role of responsible business

Policy-makers have converged around the view that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires responsible business conduct (RBC), i.e. that businesses meet their “responsibility to respect” human rights by undertaking human rights due ... First-year report: The SDGs assume large-scale private sector support for their realisation. A $2.7 trillion SDG “funding gap” entails the need for business to contribute to fulfilling the SDGs, for instance, via partnerships with development ac ...

Informal worker organisation and social protection

This project will investigate emerging collective forms of informal worker organisation in the Global South (focusing on Kenya and Tanzania) and their implications for social protection. Rather than seeing a decrease in informal work due to globaliz ...   Midterm report: -Primary mapping of the three sectors.
-First engagement with key stakeholders in Kenya and Tanzania 
-Extensive Literature reviews conducted on the three sectors in Kenya and Tanzania as well as ...

Innovation and Renewable Electrification in Kenya (IREK)

As the global climate change regime moves ahead towards 2020, there will be increasing investments related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in poor countries. Ensuring that the most adequate technologies are selected and that they are dif ... Midterm report 2017: Emerging results: 1) The IREK policy analysis and stakeholder survey shows limited attention to renewables and capability development in the field. 2) Our disaggregated approach to the analysis of solar and wind ...

Green & circular innovation for Kenyan companies (GECKO)

The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain enviro ... First-year report The GECKO project (Green and Circular Innovation for Kenyan Companies) inquires into the conditions for and possible benefits of developing countries to leapfrog into the circular economy. Specifically, we investigate the pr ...

Governing economic hubs and flows in Somali East Africa

This research and capacity-building project contributes to a better understanding of key economic and political processes that have shaped state formation in the Somali territories since 1991. The project wants to explain how the daily management of ... Midterm report 2016 GOVSEA consortium was reorganized and strengthened after the University of Nairobi and the Forum for Social Studies in Ethiopia joined us. They host 2 doctoral students as well as Ethiopian senior researchers. Danish resea ...
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