University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya

Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (D-Hum)

Project summary 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 movem ...

Rights and Resilience in Kenya (RARE)

There is increasing attention to the role of land as a critical asset in climate change adaptation, and a realization that land uses, livelihood practices, and investments related to adaptation strategies all require access to land. However, research ... First year report Development objective: Ensure secure and peaceful access to land for climate change adaptation and thereby resilience of pastoralists and all Kenyan citizens. Immediate objective: produce and disseminate insights for improve ...

Informal worker organisation and social protection

This project will investigate emerging collective forms of informal worker organisation in the Global South (focusing on Kenya and Tanzania) and their implications for social protection. Rather than seeing a decrease in informal work due to globaliz ...   Midterm report: -Primary mapping of the three sectors.
-First engagement with key stakeholders in Kenya and Tanzania 
-Extensive Literature reviews conducted on the three sectors in Kenya and Tanzania as well as ...

Green & circular innovation for Kenyan companies (GECKO)

The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain enviro ... First-year report The GECKO project (Green and Circular Innovation for Kenyan Companies) inquires into the conditions for and possible benefits of developing countries to leapfrog into the circular economy. Specifically, we investigate the pr ...

Governing economic hubs and flows in Somali East Africa

This research and capacity-building project contributes to a better understanding of key economic and political processes that have shaped state formation in the Somali territories since 1991. The project wants to explain how the daily management of ... Midterm report 2016 GOVSEA consortium was reorganized and strengthened after the University of Nairobi and the Forum for Social Studies in Ethiopia joined us. They host 2 doctoral students as well as Ethiopian senior researchers. Danish resea ...

Valorizing Green Growth in Africa (VALOR)

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 ...

Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (SAFIC)

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 ...

Productivity and Growth in Organic Value-chains (ProGrOV)

The growing organic sector is an example of private/market led development. The rationale for the project is that organic agriculture has the potential to improve yields and natural resource management and link farmers to high value markets for impr ... Project completion report:
ProGrOV has strengthened the research-based knowledge for supporting increased productivity and sustainable growth in organic production and value chains, and built capacity for future development of organic agric ...
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