University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania

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 ...
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Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania (EveryHumanTZ)

Research project Since an upsurge of unrest in Burundi in 2015, 258,000 refugees have crossed into Tanzania, making it the largest recipient of Burundian refugees in the East African region. Tanzania currently hosts 317,000 refugees in three camps, which is an unprec ...
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Projections of climate change effects on Lake Tanganyika (CLEAT)

Research project Lake Tanganyika is an important ecosystem in eastern Africa, which historically has supported one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries. However, stocks of important commercial fish have decreased significantly. Scientific evidence sugg ... Midterm report: During the last two years CLEAT partners have gained a much deeper understanding of interactions between human and natural conditions affecting the functioning and fisheries of Lake Tanganyika. Emphasis has been on strengthened ...
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Hierarchies of Rights: Land and Investments in Africa

Research project The main aim of the research program is to analyse how struggles related to large-scale investments into natural resources affect small-holders’ rights to land in Sub-Saharan Africa.
It tests the overall working hypothesis that in developing ... Midterm report 2017 Outputs:
- We have exceeded the 8 working papers we had promised, but the two comparative synthesis papers are pending. The comparative case paper is also outstanding.
- Numerous academic articles single or c ...
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New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS)

Research project New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the sustainability of natural resource use in developing countries. These partnerships variously link donors, governments, community-based organizations, NGOs, business, certification agencies ... Midterm report: Sustainability partnerships can be very important in view of balancing communities’ needs to access natural resources and the long-term availability of these resources for future generations and to ensure proper conservation. Eve ...
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Valorizing Green Growth in Africa (VALOR)

Research project Africa has untapped potential for creating monetary value from origin products in the same way ham from Parma and other highly valuable EU agricultural origin food products registered with ‘protected’ Geographical Indications (GIs) add 15 billion Eu ...
Project completion report:

5 articles published in international peer reviewed journals, 1 PhD thesis published, 1 PhD thesis in press, at least two further PhD theses submitted, in addition two international journal manuscr ...
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Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (SAFIC)

Research project The project investigates how and why African firms are able to be successful in changing business and institutional environments. The project will identify strategies that lead to sustained firm performance and seek to explain these firms’ success b ... Project Completion Report: Knowledge: The project has enhanced the understanding of economic growth and employment through new knowledge on firm development in the African private sector in Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. The project has influenc ...
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People Speaking Back? Media, Empowerment and Democracy in East Africa (MEDIeA)

Research project MEDIeA’s analytical challenge is to understand the ways and means in which youth as ordinary citizens engage with civil society driven media and communication platforms and what socio-cultural and political outcomes this may have. The core inquiry o ... Completion Report - Summary: The research outcomes have been gathered in the above mentioned outputs of books, articles, chapters and the two PhD dissertations, in addition to many presentations at international conferences.

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