Makerere University (MAK), Uganda

Green options for sustainable exploitation of iron ore reserves in Uganda

Research project Uganda has enormous unexploited iron ore reserves. In Uganda’s Vision 2040, the steel industry is identified as a key sector that can drive the country to become an upper-middle-income economy by 2040, while reducing poverty rates and income inequali ...
Period: 2024-04-1 to 2029-03-31 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Makerere University (MAK), Uganda Science, Technology and Innovation Secretariat (STI-OP), Uganda Project code: 24-09-DTU Total grant: 9,991,608 DKK
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Agroforestry for People, Ecosystems and Climate (AfPEC)

Research project Background In the light of the biodiversity and climate crises, there is an urgent need for research on green solutions and not least for making science operative. Globally there has been increasing focus to agroforestry as a key tool for curbing cl ...
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The Agroforestry Paradox – Climate Clever Coffee (APCCO)

Research project Background Coffee is king in Uganda. In fact, among all commodities, only gold ranks higher. However, unlike gold, coffee is the main livelihood for millions of Ugandans. More than 1,2 million farmers are cultivating coffee and even more find work a ...
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Nature-based Solutions for Climate- Resilient Tea Production in Uganda (NbS4Tea)

Research project Tea is an important part of Uganda's economy, but climate change is a major threat to its production. Tea plants are typically grown in rainfed systems across Uganda, and increasing frequency and duration of heat and drought spells have negative effe ...
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Cities of Youth: The gendered impact of climate migration on health and wellbeing of youth migrants, and system capacity in secondary cities in Uganda

Research project Male and female youth in Uganda are on the move. Making up the majority of the population, they are migrating due to climate change and settling in urban spaces in search of better futures. However, migration does not always lead to better outcomes. ...
Period: 2024-04-1 to 2028-03-31 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: Makerere University (MAK), Uganda Project code: 24-01-SDU Total grant: 9,999,763 DKK
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Charcoal Conflict in Climate Change’s Decarbonisation Dilemmas: Knots of Livelihood, Nutrition, Communities, Gender, Migration & Energy in East Africa

Research project Charcoal is the main source of energy in Ugandan and Tanzanian households. But in both countries, charcoal policies are contradictory: Negative effects like deforestation and emissions motivate change through fuel switching or greening of the charcoa ...
Period: 2023-06-1 to 2027-11-30 Countries: Tanzania Uganda Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Makerere University (MAK), Uganda St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Tanzania Project code: 23-07-KU Total grant: 10,399,621 DKK
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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 ... First year report The FlyGene project involves 22 researchers in Uganda, Kenya, and Denmark. Several activities have so far been carried out in the 5 work packages (WPs). WP 1 organized stakeholder workshops (one in each target country) to raise ...
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Private-sector cash transfers (CASH-IN)

Research project The overall objective of CASH-IN is to investigate whether and to what extent privately managed cash transfers (PrivCTs) are politicized by ruling elites and how this affects inclusive sustainable growth and state-society relations. Cash transfers ha ... First year report: The CASH-IN research programme contrasts privately managed cash-transfer projects (CTs) with publicly managed CTs in Uganda and Tanzania, and assesses the potential to scale CTs. CASH-IN has hired five project PhDs based at Rosk ...
Period: 2020-09-1 to 2025-05-31 Countries: Tanzania Uganda Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: Makerere University (MAK), Uganda University of Dodoma (UDOM), Tanzania Project code: 19-05-RUC Total grant: 11,944,444 DKK
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