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

  • “Basically mathematics is an art”
    by Arne Wangel on 5 July 2020 at 08:45

    It was a life changing experience to replace the warm climate of Malaysia to the more cool Scandinavian environment. When the Malaysian engineer Dr. Kumeresan did his Ph.D in Denmark, he benefitted on many levels, both professionally and personally.

  • Access to loans for the poor: Microfinance in northern Uganda
    by Arne Wangel on 5 July 2020 at 05:37

    Walk into a local market in Uganda and you will be struck with a range of fresh fruits; mangoes, tomatoes, melons, pineapples, name it. They are arranged invitingly on the ground or on a stand to tickle your thirst and appetite. The seller is usually a woman.

  • Ethnographic Research: One Man’s Long Journey to PhD
    by Arne Wangel on 4 July 2020 at 10:39

    Sulayman Mpisi Babiiha’s PhD experience represents the epitome of perseverance of an academic. His account is touching, but because he speaks with so much calmness, I can take it in with some ease. He has been pursuing his PhD certificate for ten years and he won’t give up the hope yet.

  • Uganda’s Lost Generation: “A Double Strand Approach to Education Could Be the Best Option”
    by Arne Wangel on 9 June 2020 at 19:02

    13 years ago, the armed conflict in Northern Uganda ended. Government forces fought the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. Local and international groups have invested a lot of resources in the region in an attempt to return it to decency. Today, perhaps nothing worries them more than the children of the war and their offsprings, described as The Lost Generation.

  • The shark case in Colombia – including researchers in policymaking
    by Lise Josefsen Hermann on 9 June 2020 at 10:57

    A recent controversial resolution on fishing quota in Colombia, that permitted to catch sharks, have had a strong reaction in the scientific area. Three private universities in Bogota managed to make the government go over it again, after making a common call to include researchers and studies.