University of Ghana (UG), Ghana

Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana

Project summary Creative and cultural industries (CCIs) are being lauded for their potential to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supported by a range of UN Agencies, many African governments have bought ...

Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping – D-SIP

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 ...

Governing Climate Mobility (GCM)

Project summary 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. ...

Climate change resilience in urban mobility

The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents bec ... First-year report: Within the first year of the project the inception workshop and the initial interviews in selected neighborhoods corroborated the relevance of the projects and its interdisciplinary approach. The comprehensive study of both: 1 ...

Accelerating the development of a malaria vaccine for Africa

Malaria remains an internationally leading cause of ill health and poverty. There is no efficacious vaccine available, and recent progress in malaria control is jeopardized by drug resistance, failing insecticides, and inadequate health infrastructur ... First-year report: The project has three main objectives: Objective 1 will be pursued by the two project PhD students. Jennifer Suurbaar will focus on the development of ICAM-1/EPCR-binding PfEMP1 as vaccine candidate as described in the projec ...

Building Resilience of Lake Bosumtwi to Climate Change (RELAB)

Climate change is altering lake ecosystem functions and affecting livelihoods of rural communities dependent on the ecological services of climate-sensitive waterbodies. Anthropogenic pressures may undermine ecosystem resilience and amplify human vul ... First-year report: Successful monitoring of climate, lake physics, chemistry and primary productivity of lake Bosumtwi with state-of-the-art equipment have yielded high-resolution data which indicates persistent stratification and incomplete mix ...

Climate smart cocoa systems for Ghana (CLIMCOCOA)

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is the third highest export commodity of Ghana and represents the most important source of revenue for numerous small scale farmers. Climate change (CC) in the form of higher temperatures and reduced rainfall is expected t ... Midterm report 2018: The three PhD students have done three years of their study and are expected to complete by July 2020. Together with the postdoc, they are currently undertaking field data collection.
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