University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

Mitigating climate changes on health in Burkina Faso

Research project Due to climate changes, Burkina Faso (BF) has experienced a continual decrease in annual rainfall during the last decades causing food scarcity across the country. To mitigate this, the BF government has established agricultural production and growth ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2026-03-31 Countries: Burkina Faso Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Burkina Faso Nazi Boni University (NBU), Burkina Faso Project code: 20-01-KU Total grant: 11,999,699 DKK
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Young People’s Climate Change Engagement in Tanzania

Research project Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, and a defining issue of our time. Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are on the front line of this crisis. They constitute both the largest and most vulnerable group to experience the har ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2026-03-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Ardhi University (ARU), Tanzania Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC), Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania Project code: 20-08-KU Total grant: 11,999,947 DKK
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Decentralised sequencing for infectious disease surveillance

Research project Climate change is estimated to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, a significant proportion of which will be due to diarrhoeal diseases and infections caused by pathogens transmitted by climate-sensitive vectors affected b ...
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Peacebuilding, Public Authority, and Forests in Myanmar

Research project The project seeks to understand how authority is produced through the governance of land, natural resources, and people in areas of prolonged armed conflict and contested statehood. It contributes to wider debates about the impact of natural resourc ...
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Climate-smart flood and salinity tolerant African rice

Research project 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 severe risks of incre ... First Annual Report The project aims at developing two high-yielding rice cultivars that show tolerance to flooding or salinity adapted to African environmental conditions and preferences of local consumers. Moreover, there is a capacity buildin ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 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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Predicting the next epidemic: DHIS2-based risk modeling

Research project Unexpected onset of large-scale epidemics caused by climate-sensitive vector-borne diseases (VBDs) present a growing risk to human health and societal stability throughout the world. The situation is especially critical in LMICs as health systems str ... First year report The official staring date of the project was delayed to June 2020 due to covid-19 pandemic. All partnership agreements were signed by June 2020 and the “Teams” platform was established for all partners for easy communication and ...
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Including Pastoralism in Community Forests, Tanzania

Research project Pastoralist and Agropastoralist (PAP)-farmer conflicts in Tanzania appear to be increasing. These conflicts cause distress and loss of assets and lives, including deaths, disabilities, the killing of livestock in addition to the destruction of crops, ... First Annual Report Recruitment of PhD students: developed a call for application, advertised on 16 February 2020 with March 15th 2020 deadline, 35 applications received, evaluated using formulated shortlisting criteria by reviewers from CoU and ...
Period: 2020-03-1 to 2025-02-28 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Partner institutions: Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA), Tanzania University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 19-12-TAN Total grant: 11,998,945 DKK
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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 ... First-year report: Inaugural workshop involving project team and stakeholders: Ghana Cocoa Board, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, cocoa farmers, local authorities and media completed; Denmark partners joined ...
Period: 2020-01-2 to 2024-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), Ghana Project code: 19-11-GHA Total grant: 11,719,990 DKK
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