Kenya

Sustainable and efficient insect production for livestock feed through selective breeding (FLYgene)

Research project Interest in insect rearing for livestock feed is growing globally, including in Kenya and Uganda where the booming livestock sector has necessitated feed importation. Insect rearing offers climate-friendly bio-waste conversion as insects can thrive o ...
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Circular Retrofitting for Sustainable Industrialization (GeckoCIR)

Research project 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 environ ...
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(AgroVal) Sustainable valorisation of agro-industrial residues through integration of food, bioproducts and bio-energy production

Research project In the equatorial East African region (EA) including Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, agriculture accounts for 80%, with coffee and sisal as the most important crops with 600 kiloton coffee and 100 kiloton sisal ropes produced annually. The related crop ...
Period: 2022-03-1 to 2026-05-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania Pwani University, Kenya Project code: 21-07-DTU Total grant: 11,998,331 DKK
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Environmental Maritime Governance in Kenya (EMG-K): Policy, Practice and Prospects for the Abatement of Shipping Air Emissions

Research project Kenya faces the challenge of facilitating economic development via its growing maritime trades while protecting the global climate and local air quality. The EMG-K project explores Kenya’s environmental maritime governance for the abatement of emissi ...
Period: 2022-09-1 to 2025-08-31 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG), Kenya Project code: 21-M12-CBS Total grant: 4,992,954 DKK
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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 ... First year report: The following activities have been carried out: • A number of meetings have been completed: 1) Kick-off meeting; 2) Industry involvement meeting; 3) Data sharing meeting; 4) Prototype plant meeting; 5) Number of bilateral meeti ...
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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 ... First year report The kick-off meeting of the VALORISE project was succesfully held at the ICIPE Campus, Kasarani, Nairobi 14-15 June 2022, organised by the African Centre of Technology Studies. The event also marked the first physical meeting of ...
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