The Danish Development Research Network DDRN

Sharing Knowledge and Networking for Sustainable Development

Karsten Weitzenegger rejoined the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN). I use DDRN to connect to my northern neigbours and to highlight research of South researchers hosted at Danish universities.

The purpose of the DDRN is to enhance cross-sectoral North-South collaboration and coordination of research for development. DDRN was relaunched in 2017 as an on-line media for research communication.

Recent activities

DDRN Danish Development Research Network

  • Blockchain: Solutions for vulnerable citizens?
    by Daniel Stabler on 6 February 2019 at 13:08

    How do the world’s most vulnerable inhabitants, living in refugee camps, areas of conflict, and developing countries engage with international legal practices, and economic markets? Emerging blockchain technologies are developing to improve upon the ‘legal-limbo’ that many of the world’s most vulnerable citizens find themselves in. […]

  • Challenge-Driven Innovation (CDI)
    by Arne Wangel on 31 January 2019 at 15:22

    “Do we want to make the world a more sustainable place through concentrated efforts around a complex societal challenge? In the “Utmaningsdriven Innovation” (UDI) (“Challenge-Driven Innovation" (CDI) program) we create the conditions for actors that want to investigate, develop and implement innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainability targets of the 2030 Agenda”. […]

  • Blockchain backing transparency?
    by Daniel Stabler on 12 December 2018 at 14:25

    Corruption represents a major obstacle in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. The activity hampers economic growth and increases poverty, depriving the most marginalised groups of equitable access to vital services such as healthcare, education and water and sanitation. Development practitioners should now start to modernise their approach to preventing petty corruption from hindering their agendas and look towards new technologies. […]

  • Constructive Journalism: Positively Correct News
    by Daniel Stabler on 1 November 2018 at 10:44

    Verdens Bedste Nyheder use constructive journalism to write news stories on global development. They regularly publish news on their website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Every Friday you can read the articles in the free newspaper B.T.metro. […]

  • Hall of Shame?
    by Kristoffer Strandhauge on 24 October 2018 at 14:03

    Hijacked journals and predatory publishers are phenomena facing the aspiring researcher in the South and North alike. Which are the pitfalls? Is Open Access a cause or a remedy? You are invited to take a stand in the controversy about these ‘by-products’ of universities’ pressure on faculty staff for increasing scientific publication. […]