Urban development

Collaboration on Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Cities (CONSUS)

Research project All commitments are on the condition of the Danish Parliament’s approval of adequate funds for development research in the upcoming 2023 Finance Bill. Final grant amount TBA. Objectives and results Competition for space is becoming intense i ...
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The role of rural-urban linkages for enhanced climate resilience in rural Tanzania (RUL4CLI)

Research project The research project aims to deliver a comprehensive and multidisciplinary effort to increase climate resilience of rural communities in Tanzania. A deeper understanding of opportunities and barriers for current and potential climate change adaptatio ...
Period: 2022-04-1 to 2027-03-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom Project code: 21-03-KU Total grant: 11,953,006 DKK
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Climate Resilience Across the Rural-Urban Continuum

Research project Projected and existing severe impacts of climate change in West Africa’s Sahel interact with high population growth and livelihood insecurity and fragility. The resulting increased mobility and rapid urbanisation further challenge local governments’ ...
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SWASH: Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Ghana

Research project SWASH (Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Ghana) delivers new research knowledge and capacity strengthening for Ghanaian institutions to achieve water sustainability. The 3 year project undertakes extensive fieldwork in the rapidly growing coastal ci ...
Period: 2022-10-1 to 2025-09-30 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 21-M02-RUC Total grant: 4,983,065 DKK
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Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation, GAFT

Research project Citizens in the Global South are increasingly being affected by climate change hazards. In addition, with inadequate support, the most vulnerable are often left to tackle their adaptation efforts alone. Recent studies have shown that only 10% of publ ... First year report The Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation, GAP, research program involves 16 researcher from Kenya, Tanzania and Denmark. First task was to advertise, interview and employ four PhD students in Kenya and Tanzania. We had ...
Period: 2021-08-1 to 2025-07-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania Project code: 20-03-DIIS Total grant: 11,999,997 DKK
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Climate change resilience in urban mobility

Research project 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 ... Midterm report The project aims at establishing a comprehensive understanding of the physical and human factors that determine the impacts of frequent flood events on physical mobility and accessibility in the Accra region. Currently, the joint re ...
Period: 2018-03-1 to 2023-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 17-01-KU Total grant: 9,816,193 DKK
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Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning – GRIP

Research project The project ‘Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning (GRIP)’ aims to complement an existing collaboration on sustainable cities between City of Aarhus and City of Tshwane (Pretoria) in South Africa by adding a strong research component. In close co ... First annual report: The GRIP project is organized in four interrelated work packages (WPs) proceeding as planned: WP1: Four stakeholder workshops have been held with private partners, researchers, and city officials from City of Tshwane (CoT) ...
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... Midterm Report The project is progressing but as the project relies heavily on stakeholder engagement and field experimentation, it has been substantially affected by Covid. Some activities have been delayed to 2021 where others have been changed ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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