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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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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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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(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 ... First-year report: The project started 1 August, 2019, and did not obtain results in relation to the objectives, outputs and outcomes in 2019 or early 2020.
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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Governing Climate Mobility (GCM)

Research project Understanding the impacts of climate change on human mobility is a serious challenge for the 21st century. We know that climate change shapes socio-economic dynamics in ways that intensify household vulnerability and insecurity. and that it interacts ... First-year report: Results: Objective 1: 2 workshops to develop common approach; preparation of ’conceptual framework paper’; analytical approach presentations 2019 and 2020 DSA (UK) conferences. Objective 2: DSA discussions involvin ...
Period: 2019-03-1 to 2023-02-28 Countries: Ethiopia Ghana Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Forum for Social Studies (FSS), Ethiopia University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 18-09-DIIS Total grant: 10,218,791 DKK
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