Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

Developing Ghana’s care economy: case and potential

Research project Unpaid provision, mainly by women, of early childcare and long-term care (LTC) of frail older people within their families is globally a major driver of gender inequality. The time poverty and negative health impacts associated with unpaid care prov ...
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Coastal Community Resilience to Climate and Diarrhoea

Research project Global climate change will impact human health in various ways, including increasing the occurrence of waterborne enteric diseases such as diarrhoea, especially in poor and vulnerable communities that have low adaptive capacity. The relationship betw ...
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Building vegetable farmers resilience to climate change

Research project Project summary The proposed project seeks to help vegetable farmers adapt to climate change and enhance vegetable production through research on heat, drought and disease tolerant vegetable varieties, soil health, irrigation and water managemen ...
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Climate-Smart Cocoa Agroforestry Research in Ghana

Research project The cocoa industry is one of the main pillars of the economies of several countries providing livelihoods for over 50 million people. Climate change is currently the most important threat to cocoa production in Ghana. The result has been strong dryin ...
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Building climate-resilience into basin water management

Research project Anthropogenic activities including illegal and uncontrolled mining and logging have seriously degraded the landscapes of many river basins in West Africa posing significant challenges to sustainable water resources management (WRM). Climate change (C ... First-year report: The project has started reviewing past work on climate analysis, hydrology, groundwater, land-use/-cover, economic valuation of ecosystem services, water resources governance and climate change policies in Ghana, with special foc ...
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Building Resilience of Lake Bosumtwi to Climate Change (RELAB)

Research project Climate change is altering lake ecosystem functions and affecting livelihoods of rural communities dependent on the ecological services of climate-sensitive waterbodies. Anthropogenic pressures may undermine ecosystem resilience and amplify human vul ... First-year report: Successful monitoring of climate, lake physics, chemistry and primary productivity of lake Bosumtwi with state-of-the-art equipment have yielded high-resolution data which indicates persistent stratification and incomplete mix ...
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Imagining Gender Futures in Uganda – IMAGENU

Research project IMAGENU will provide new perspectives on gender and futures in Uganda by placing marriage and its decline in focus, showing how this fundamental gender relation implicates livelihoods, health, education and people’s future imaginations. It will inves ... First-year report: All researchers have discussed objectives and methodologies for studying gender and partnership. In 2019 fieldwork was started by the researchers in their respective fields in northern and eastern Uganda. This includes intervi ...
Period: 2018-10-1 to 2022-09-30 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Department of Anthropology Partner institutions: Gulu University (GU), Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Uganda University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Department of Anthropology Project code: 17-07-AU Total grant: 9,997,626 DKK
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Political Settlements and Revenue Bargains in Africa

Research project Over the last decade, a number of countries in Africa have become less dependent on traditional aid as other sources of income have grown. At the same time, the policy priorities of these countries’ governments may be changing. Whereas poverty reduct ... Midterm report: Halfway into the PSRB program, researchers have studied specific revenue bargains in Tanzania, Uganda, Togo and Senegal (the latter two by Aarhus PhD students). The studies are listed on the project website. They include for inst ...
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