Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark

Pastoralist Climate Change Resilience in Somaliland (PACCS)

Research project This research project (PACCS) explores how pastoralists in Somaliland, an East African climate ‘hot spot’, adapt to climate change effects on their livelihoods. Pastoralism is a complex system, driven by interlinked economic, socio-ecological and ins ...
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Myanmar: Climate Actions, Conflict and Peacebuilding

Research project This research project (MyClimate) explores how climate change interventions affect and are affected by existing conflict dynamics over natural resources and identity politics in six of Myanmar’s contested ethnic areas (Kachin, Chin, Mon, Naga, Pa-O, ...
Period: 2021-12-1 to 2026-11-30 Countries: Myanmar Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Enlightened Myanmar Research (EMR), Myanmar Yangon University (UY), Myanmar Project code: 20-05-DIIS Total grant: 12,000,000 DKK
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Energy struggles: renewable energy in Africa

Research project The overall objective of this project is to contribute to a better understanding of how a transition to renewable energy can occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Many countries have set targets for solar and wind, but implementation has been slow and uneven. ...
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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 ... First year report The Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation, GAP, research program involves 16 researcher from Kenya, Tanzania and Denmark. First task was to advertise, interview and employ four PhD students in Kenya and Tanzania. We had ...
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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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 ... Midterm report PhD and postdoc progress: - Abdirahman Edle (AE) and Fatima Dahir (FD) have presented their concept notes at a IDS seminar, Uni of Nairobi. Sahra Ahmed Koshin (SAK) is finalizing her concept not. - AE and FD visited DIIS and Uni o ...
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(Counter-)Piracy Infrastructures in the Gulf of Guinea (COPIGoG)

Research project Counterpiracy engagements in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) begin from the assumption that counterpiracy leads to a reduction of piracy. Yet despite more than 15 years of continued counterpiracy efforts, the GoG is the world’s number one piracy hotspot wit ...
Period: 2022-04-1 to 2024-03-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS), Ghana Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Stakeholder Democracy Network, Nigeria Project code: 21-M07-KU Total grant: 4,897,562 DKK
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Global Norms and Violence Against Women in Ethiopia

Research project This project (GLOW) studies the role of global norms in development. It does so through a case study of the global norm on the elimination of violence against women (VAW) in Ethiopia. The norm was originally phrased in the Convention on the Eliminati ... Midterm report GLOW is a research programme exploring global norms and violence against women (VAW) in Ethiopia. The international community has invested substantial resources in establishing the Sustainable Development Goals and similar global no ...
Period: 2019-08-1 to 2023-07-31 Countries: Ethiopia Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: The Peace and Development Center (PCD), Ethiopia Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia Project code: 18-10-DIIS Total grant: 8,383,912 DKK
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Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping – D-SIP

Research project Participation of developing countries in institutions of global governance is key to the promotion of peace, security and stability. This project investigates links between UN peacekeeping contributions, domestic security provision and drivers of sta ... First-year report: The project, Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping in Ghana, has in its first year established a base from which to do the research. Through several meetings and an inception workshop in January 2019 with all team ...
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