Smaller projects: PhD

Social Protection in the Afghan Context

Research project There is an emerging consensus around the view that social protection provides an effective response to poverty and vulnerability in developing countries. This finding is expressed in the growing number of national governments adopting social protect ...Concerning the results in relation to both the immediate overall objectives and the outputs: a) Field research in Afghanistan has been carried out. However, b) the PhD thesis has not yet been handed in (please, see explanation under step 2) nor has ...
Period: 2010-12-31 to 2020-01-30 Countries: Afghanistan Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Project code: 10-098KU Total grant: 2,922,480 DKK
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Once we were Warriors: Realizing Resources, Demobilization and Community Resilience Among Former Child Soldiers in Fragile States

Research project In fragile states the potentiality of sustainable peace, livelihoods and civic security are inseparable from the pursuits of political stability and demobilization of networks of terror.  Youth is a particular pertinent group when ensuring sustainabl ... Project completion report: In five contributions, the thesis unfolds how most of the Acholi women and men in the study turned to avoidant coping via responses such as silencing, suppression of vulnerable emotions, distraction (Contribution 2, an ...
Period: 2012-03-13 to 2017-07-14 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 11-095RCT Total grant: 2,895,919 DKK
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Weaver Ants to Control Fruit Fly Damage to Tanzanian Mangoes

Research project This project will evaluate the potential for increasing the income of small scale mango producers in Tanzania by using weaver ants to repel the fruit flies that are responsible for the commercial loss of 40% of their crop. The system works well in Au ... Project completion report: This study investigated the effectiveness of weaver ants in protecting mangoes from fruit flies. The study was carried out on the local mango variety ‘Dodo’ grown by small scale farmers in Tanzania. The farmers did ...
Period: 2011-01-1 to 2017-01-31 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 10-110LIFE Total grant: 2,631,657 DKK
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Conservation of vulnerable timbers in REDD

Research project Alarming rates of deforestation and ecosystem degradation add to global warming, and sustainable management of forests is therefore an important part of the REDD concept. REDD activities shall both reduce CO2 emissions, conserve biodiversity and secu ... Brief popularized abstract: A high number of tropical tree species is threatened with extinction due to deforestation and unsustainable levels of logging, and the implementation of effective conservation plans is often hindered by the lack of basi ...
Period: 2012-07-31 to 2016-11-29 Countries: Cambodia Vietnam Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 11-073LIFE Total grant: 572,830 DKK
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Social and Environmental Resilience in Upland Areas of Vietnam. Responses in Land Use and Livelihood Strategies

Research project The proposed PhD-research addresses the issue of vulnerability in relation to climate change in upland areas of Vietnam and views vulnerability and resilience as determinants of adaptive capacity. The overall objective of the PhD is to investigate th ... Completion Report - Summary: The research included an assessment of the impact of land use changes in two municipalities by examining the long-term changes linked to the expansion of acacia production and the interplay between land use change an ...
Period: 2009-08-31 to 2015-08-14 Countries: Vietnam Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Project code: 09-048RUC Total grant: 2,505,553 DKK
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Masculinity, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Zambian prisons

Research project The spread of HIV/AIDS is deeply embedded in socio-economic realities of poverty and inequality. This research aims to shed light on experiences of incarcerated men, a group who are routinely overlooked in prevention efforts and yet are extremely vul ... Project Completion Report:   Research question: How do incarcerated men survive imprisonment psychologically and socially, and how do sexual relations play into this struggle for survival? 3 working questions: 1. What characterise ...
Period: 2010-03-31 to 2015-05-30 Countries: Zambia Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Project code: 09-032RUC Total grant: 2,779,864 DKK
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Strategies of (in)coherent lives. Youth between security and development in Uganda

Research project The project focuses on how urban youth form and act out livelihood strategies in the fragile region of Karamoja in Uganda. Uganda is internationally considered a stable state, however Karamoja has a status as a "special" region due to its immense pov ... Completion Report - Summary: Karamoja region in the Northeastern part of Uganda is no longer as fragile a region as it used to be. The general security situation has improved after decades of more or less succesfull disarmament procedures. In Mo ...
Period: 2010-12-31 to 2015-04-2 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Gulu University (GU), Uganda Project code: 10-076DIIS Total grant: 2,630,239 DKK
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Economic exploitation and CO2-sequestration of a native West African tree – a short-cut out of rural poverty

Research project The native tree species P. biglobosa is important both economically and for sustaining livelihoods for rural people in the Sahel. In particular, sale of this resource is important to women, due to the limited labour available to them. Sale of the res ... Completion Report: The main objective is to improve the livelihood in Burkina Faso through the use of P. biglobosa. The outcomes are: four scientific papers (IV: only results), a planting guide, and two implementation projects. Paper I examin ...
Period: 2010-10-1 to 2015-03-31 Countries: Burkina Faso Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin University of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Project code: 10-062AU Total grant: 1,664,275 DKK
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