Projects

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, ...
2021-12-01 to 2026-11-30 Myanmar Climate change Conflict, peace and security Natural resource management Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Enlightened Myanmar Research (EMR), Myanmar Yangon University (UY), Myanmar Project coordinator: Helene Maria Kyed Project code: 20-05-DIIS Total grant: 12,000,000 DKK
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HVDC GREEN: HVDC GRid for intErconnEcting Nusantara

Research project Indonesia electricity demand is to increase 76% in the next 10 years. As of today, the majority of electricity consumption is in Java, where the majority of people (56%) and industry locates. Currently, 69.5% of the energy in Java already comes from ...
2021-09-01 to 2024-08-31 Indonesia Energy Lead institution: Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Partner institutions: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia PT PLN (Persero), Indonesia Project coordinator: Filipe Faria da Silva Project code: 20-M02AAU Total grant: 4,662,139 DKK
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Managed aquifer recharge in South Africa (MARSA)

Research project Existing freshwater resources are threatened by overexploitation due to population growth, urbanisation, and climate change and many regions experience water shortage. South Africa is a water-scarce country and during the 2017-19 Southern African dro ...
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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 ...
2021-08-01 to 2025-07-31 Kenya Tanzania Agricultural production Climate change Urban development Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Partner institutions: Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania Project coordinator: Esbern Friis-Hansen Project code: 20-03-DIIS Total grant: 11,999,997 DKK
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Circular Bioeconomy for the Kenyan Dairy Sector

Research project The idea of circular bioeconomy (CBE) is gaining broad interest as global environmental challenges become monumental and demand a shift from linear production-consumption models to circular models. CBE is particularly relevant for lower-middle income ...
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Renewable Energy based Minigrid Clusters in Ethiopia-REMCE

Research project According to recent studies, around 55% of 110 million inhabitants of Ethiopia (especially in rural areas) have no access to electricity. In addition, the electrified regions of the country, which are mainly based on hydroelectric power plants, are s ...
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Young People’s Climate Change Engagement in Tanzania

Research project Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, and a defining issue of our time. Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are on the front line of this crisis. They constitute both the largest and most vulnerable group to experience the har ...
2021-04-01 to 2026-03-31 Tanzania Climate change Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Business School, Tanzania Ardhi University (ARU), Tanzania Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC), Tanzania Project coordinator: Morten Skovdal Project code: 20-08-KU Total grant: 11,999,947 DKK
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Mitigating climate changes on health in Burkina Faso

Research project Due to climate changes, Burkina Faso (BF) has experienced a continual decrease in annual rainfall during the last decades causing food scarcity across the country. To mitigate this, the BF government has established agricultural production and growth ...
2021-04-01 to 2026-03-31 Burkina Faso Climate change Health Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Burkina Faso Nazi Boni University (NBU), Burkina Faso Project coordinator: Pascal Magnussen Project code: 20-01-KU Total grant: 11,999,699 DKK
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