Conflict, peace and security

Myanmar: Climate Actions, Conflict and Peacebuilding

Research project This research project (MyClimate) explores how climate change interventions affect and are affected by existing conflict dynamics over natural resources and identity politics in six of Myanmar’s contested ethnic areas (Kachin, Chin, Mon, Naga, Pa-O, ...
Period: 2021-12-1 to 2026-11-30 Countries: Myanmar Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Enlightened Myanmar Research (EMR), Myanmar Yangon University (UY), Myanmar Project code: 20-05-DIIS Total grant: 12,000,000 DKK
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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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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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(Counter-)Piracy Infrastructures in the Gulf of Guinea (COPIGoG)

Research project Counterpiracy engagements in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) begin from the assumption that counterpiracy leads to a reduction of piracy. Yet despite more than 15 years of continued counterpiracy efforts, the GoG is the world’s number one piracy hotspot wit ...
Period: 2022-04-1 to 2024-03-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS), Ghana Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Stakeholder Democracy Network, Nigeria Project code: 21-M07-KU Total grant: 4,897,562 DKK
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Access-Authority Nexus in Farmer-Herder Conflicts

Research project The ‘Access-authority nexus in farmer-herder conflicts’ (AAN) project investigates the dynamic processes of formation and erosion of access, identities and authority in spatial and historical perspectives. Through a theoretical lens guided by politic ... First-year report: (a) Three PhD students have been recruited and enrolled in PhD study programs. They are presently taking taught courses; (b) Two postdocs have been recruited and have commenced work. One national forum (inception work ...
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Militarization, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda

Research project This project on militarisation, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda will examine the concept of militarisation in Uganda and its implications for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions. The rationale be ... First-year report: Preliminary findings indicate enlarged military roles in large scale land acquisitions, forest resource and fisheries governance, and agriculture accompanied by a phasing out or domination of civilian structures with minimal t ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2023-08-31 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Makerere University (MAK), Uganda Project code: 18-04-KU Total grant: 11,995,339 DKK
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Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping – D-SIP

Research project 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 ...
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Legacies of Detention in Myanmar

Research project Prisons and detention practices play a fundamental role in modern states in general, and authoritarian and post-authoritarian states, in particular. This project explores the historical and contemporary role of detention in Myanmar and its significan ... Midterm report The Denmark based team’s knowledge of Myanmar has become quite extensive as revealed through case studies and publications. A PhD based on extensive field research (“We are like water in their hands” – experiences of imprisonment in ...
Period: 2016-07-1 to 2022-12-31 Countries: Myanmar Lead institution: Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY), Denmark Partner institutions: Justice for All, Myanmar Mahidol University, Thailand Yangon University (UY), Myanmar Project code: 16-04-DIGN Total grant: 9,990,176 DKK
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