Kenya

Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation, GAFT

Research project Citizens in the Global South are increasingly being affected by climate change hazards. In addition, with inadequate support, the most vulnerable are often left to tackle their adaptation efforts alone. Recent studies have shown that only 10% of publ ...
Period: 2021-08-1 to 2025-07-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania Project code: 20-03-DIIS Total grant: 11,999,997 DKK
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Climate-smart flood and salinity tolerant African rice

Research project Tanzania produces over 80% of rice produced in East Africa, and any reduction in productivity will influence regional food security. However globally, Tanzania is among the 13 countries to be most affected by climate change with severe risks of incre ... First Annual Report The project aims at developing two high-yielding rice cultivars that show tolerance to flooding or salinity adapted to African environmental conditions and preferences of local consumers. Moreover, there is a capacity buildin ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Kenya Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Project code: 19-03-KU Total grant: 11,834,862 DKK
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Widespread use of geothermal energy in East Africa

Research project The project aims at providing the scientific, technological and policy basis required for the widespread utilization of geothermal resources in East Africa. We will provide the basis to evaluate the potential of low- and medium-temperature geothermal ...
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Circular Bioeconomy for the Kenyan Dairy Sector

Research project The idea of circular bioeconomy (CBE) is gaining broad interest as global environmental challenges become monumental and demand a shift from linear production-consumption models to circular models. CBE is particularly relevant for lower-middle income ...
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Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (D-Hum)

Research project 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 movements of goods, people ... First-year report: Recruitment of all PhD students and postdocs Discussion of joint methodology and ongoing PhD online seminars Seminar with Denmark-based stakeholders during the planning workshop, September 2019, Copenhagen. ...
Period: 2019-07-1 to 2024-06-30 Countries: Kenya Somalia Somaliland Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Rako Research and Communication Centre (RRCC), Somaliland Rift Valley Institute (RVI), Kenya University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Project code: 18-06-DIIS Total grant: 11,999,970 DKK
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HEALTHYNSECT Insect farming for health and livelihood

Research project Insects are recognized as some of the most promising alternative food sources that can shape future sustainable food systems by providing high-quality animal protein and nutrients with lower environmental impacts than conventional livestock. Producti ... First year report The HEALTHYNSECT consortium was able to initiate the work in May 2020 despite the COVID19 outbreak affecting all countries and all partners involved. The project's start was postponed from April to May, 2020, and the project cons ...
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Governing solar electronic waste recycling in Kenya

Research project The diffusion of small-scale, off-grid solar (OGS) devices, such as solar lanterns and solar home systems, have increased rapidly and significantly across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The solar electronic waste (SEW) being generated and dis ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2023-09-30 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: UNEP DTU Partnership (UNEPDTU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 20-M07DTU Total grant: 4,998,719 DKK
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Grassroots Innovations for Inclusive Economic Growth

Research project 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-entrepreneurs and civil socie ... Midterm report: The project has made important progress in 1, understanding the ideas, principles and knowledges guiding the design of currency systems; 2, recognising the practical challenges of setting and scaling up these grassroots financia ...
Period: 2019-04-1 to 2023-03-31 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark Partner institutions: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), Kenya Grassroots Economics Foundation (GEF), Kenya Project code: 18-11-CBS Total grant: 8,856,626 DKK
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