Smaller projects: Postdoc

Biobased electricity in developing countries

Research project It is generally recognized that institutions such as schools in rural communities in developing countries lack access to electricity produced in cost-effective and “climate friendly” ways. Microbial fuel cells (MFC) can directly produce 100 W of elec ... Project Completion Report: WP 1 Reactor design: Three cathode types using dissolved oxygen (DOCs), ferricyanide (FeCs) and air (AiCs) were assessed to improve the reactor design. Electricity generation was evaluated by quantifying current genera ...
Period: 2012-01-1 to 2015-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Project code: 11-091RISØ Total grant: 2,572,541 DKK
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Minimizing the exclusionary effects of standards. What works?

Research project Private agricultural sustainability standards have been found to have exclusionary effects on Southern women and smallholders. Standards may deny marginalized actors market access or offer access only under poor working conditions. Standards initiati ... Project Completion Report: The project set out to examine initiatives by sustainability standard-setters to ensure that developing country actors (particularly smallholders and women) are not excluded. Research on the cut flower industry in Ken ...
Period: 2010-11-1 to 2015-06-30 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Project code: 10-107DIIS Total grant: 2,362,417 DKK
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Health Insurance in Ghana and Tanzania: Addressing Equity and Accessibility

Research project The aim of the project is to study the contribution of health insurance schemes to achieving health sector objectives such as access, equity, efficiency, resource mobilisation, risk protection and improvements in health in Tanzania and Ghana. The spe ... Completion Report - Summary: Based on household surveys, patient exit surveys and in-depth interviews in Ghana and Tanzania, the project contributed to the evidence on the impact of health insurance. As expected, health insurance provides financ ...
Period: 2008-12-31 to 2014-06-30 Countries: Ghana Tanzania Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 19-08-AU Total grant: 4,680,940 DKK
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Ex-combatants in South Sudan

Research project This project explores the socio-economic effects of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration programs for ex-combatants in fragile post-conflict situations.  The aim of the project is to determine empirically whether the provision of socio-econo ... Completion report - summary: The project explored the socio-economic effects of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration programs for ex-combatants in fragile post-conflict situations. The aim of the project was to determine empirically whe ...
Period: 2011-12-31 to 2014-05-15 Countries: Sudan Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Project code: 11-104DIIS Total grant: 2,265,019 DKK
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Exploiting African Seed Treatment Technology

Research project Sorghum grown from farm saved seeds is a major crop in the drought-threatened region of Sahel. A recent small scale study made by the applicant institutions in Burkina Faso hasdocumented >25% increase in sorghum grain yield by treating farm-saved ... Project Completion Report: 1) We have had been able to show that the use of a simple plant extract for seed treatment of a stable crop, Sorghum, in Burkina Faso has a positive effect on yield (17% on average). This yield  increase is comparable to ...
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Health Education, Action Competence and Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya

Research project The project investigates, to which degree Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) in Kenya support or inhibit the implementation of the Education-For-All (EFA) strategy, and to which degree TTC supports or inhibits students teachers’ development of competen ... Project Completion Report: The expected project/ publication and communication/capacity building activities have been carried through as described in the project plan. Project/ publication activities include three articles about health learning, ...
Period: 2009-07-31 to 2013-07-30 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 922-AU Total grant: 2,139,584 DKK
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Climate change and rural livelihoods in Nepal

Research project The aim of the project is to investigate consequences of climate change for the livelihoods of rural populations in three areas in Nepal and how people try to adapt to these changes. Emphasis will be on rural people’s own perceptions, experiences and ... Project Completion Report: Climate change is already visible in Nepal in the form of melting snow, more unreliable rain and increasing temperatures. These changes are noticed by local people and are felt through their impacts on crop yields. How ...
Period: 2009-08-31 to 2013-04-29 Countries: Nepal Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 09-006LIFE Total grant: 2,397,695 DKK
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Safety and efficacy of antimalarial therapy in children with HIV and sickle cell disease:data to aid policy formulation in Ghana

Research project HIV infection (HIV) and sickle cell disease (SCD) are widespread chronic diseases in Africa, and there is major risk of co-infection of these diseases with malaria, particularly in children. Both HIV and SCD may aggravate malaria, and anti-malarial d ... Project Completion Report: There is little information on the contribution of malaria to the morbidity experienced by children with HIV infection or sickle cell disease (SCD), two major diseases of public health importance in malaria-endemic areas ...
Period: 2009-09-1 to 2013-03-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Ghana (UG), Ghana University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS), Ghana Project code: 09-080RH Total grant: 2,608,400 DKK
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