Kenya

Climate-smart flood and salinity tolerant African rice

Research project Project summary 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 ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Biology 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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ... First-year report: The project has made important progress in 1, understanding the ideas, principles and knowledges guiding the internal design of currency systems; 2, recognising the practical challenges of setting and scaling up th ...
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Rights and Resilience in Kenya (RARE)

Research project 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 ...
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Realising the SDGs: The role of responsible business

Research project 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 ...
Period: 2018-04-15 to 2022-05-26 Countries: Ghana Kenya Lead institution: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), Denmark Partner institutions: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Faculty of Law, Ghana Strathmore University, Kenya Project code: 17-08-DIHR Total grant: 9,393,288 DKK
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Informal worker organisation and social protection

Research project 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 ...
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Innovation and Renewable Electrification in Kenya (IREK)

Research project 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 diff ... Midterm report: Progress has been made regarding publishing of working papers, articles and the joint book project for which a contract has been signed with Routledge (See Annex 2c). All three PhD students are nearing completion. Emerging resear ...
Period: 2015-01-1 to 2020-12-31 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Aalborg University (AAU), Department of Business and Management, Denmark Partner institutions: Moi University, Kenya African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya Project code: 14-09AAU Total grant: 9,966,333 DKK
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