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

  • Climate change: Permafrost carbon remobilization
    by Lise Josefsen Hermann on 23 January 2021 at 10:37

    Earth’s climate is dynamic. Past environmental conditions can be studied to give insights about current and future changes. As the planet warms quickly, scientists rush to investigate climate archives spanning thousands of years in order to unlock this information. Within the science community, there is an overwhelming consensus about human causing the current climate crisis among the science community, but it is a big challenge to raise awareness among the public.

  • Sami-youth in Finland: “Our culture is threatened by climate change – and we are not even part of the conversation about it”
    by Lise Josefsen Hermann on 23 January 2021 at 09:58

    Talking about climate change on several levels and with different meanings – is something essential to Anni-Sofia Niittyvuopio (21), Head of the Youth Council of the Finnish Sami parliament: “One of our main goals is to participate when we talk about climate change. The Sami people, the indigenous peoples are the first who will face

  • New research 2023: DANIDA funded development research in waiting
    by Arne Wangel on 30 December 2020 at 21:59

    Early in 2020, a Swedish consultancy team published their findings from an evaluation of DANIDA funded development research during a ten-year period 2008-2018. In May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued its response to the findings and recommendations of the external evaluators. However, the Call for 2021 applications remains largely identical with the previous call.

  • Circular economy: Breaking the plastic waves
    by Arne Wangel on 29 December 2020 at 19:06

    You’ve heard it all before: the state of our plastic waste crisis is dire. And it’s true. Around 13 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the ocean annually, and this is just expected to increase unless we act now. Of all of the plastic waste generated, the majority is plastic packaging, and constitutes 60% of the coastal waste

  • Malaysian University Consortium for Environment and Development – Industry & Urban Areas
    by Arne Wangel on 18 December 2020 at 12:16

    MUCED started activities in 2001, 20 years ago. What do different participants in the programme think of it? Does it have any impact today? Has it changed their mindset or influenced their future career? We have asked different people involved in MUCED about their opinion and how it have influenced their life prospectively.