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 ... Midterm report (a) Three PhD Fellows have been recruited and enrolled into PhD study programs. They have taken PhD courses both in Ghana and Denmark and also started collecting field data. Two of the Fellows have completed data collection and are ...
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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 ... Midterm report The joint research project Militarization, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda is progressing well. A fruitful academic interdisciplinary collaboration continues to grow and develop between the Human Rights and Peace Centre at Ma ...
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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Mental Health in Post-Conflict Colombia – Ways Ahead

Research project After the recent peace agreement in Colombia between FARC and the government, the authorities are facing the huge challenge of rebuilding communities, public services and peaceful coexistence, particularly in the areas most severely marked by the arm ... Midterm report Beginning 2020, a preliminary analysis of the 15 project municipalities based on Colombian national data was performed to assess the territorial distribution and characteristics of vulnerable groups in the country. A quantitative ...
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