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

  • REVIEW: Veronica Velasco’s Nuuk at the Copenhagen Asian Film Festival (CAFF)
    by Arne Wangel on 3 June 2020 at 19:42

    Veronica Velasco’s movie 'Nuuk' (2019) has been described elsewhere as “The Filipino Take on a Nordic Noir Film”. To what extend this claim plays a role in choosing Nuuk for the Copenhagen Asian Film Festival's (CAFF) “Closing Gala Film” has not been expounded. However, a picture on Filipino immigrant diaspora in the Danish postcolonial region, is definitely a well-chosen theme to give special attention to.

  • Blended System: E-Learning and Democracy for Education in Africa
    by Arne Wangel on 4 May 2020 at 06:56

    Geoffrey Tabo Olok in 2016 enrolled at Aalborg University to study e-learning for his PhD. Olok and his supervisors now have their eyes on an ambitious plan to establish a centre of excellence in ICT research and learning not only for Gulu University but also to improve Africa’s relevance in that area.

  • Colombia struggling to improve level of research
    by Lise Josefsen Hermann on 3 May 2020 at 14:22

    A recent initiative of the first Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia creates hope in the research-ambience in the country and expectations of stronger budgetary prioritizing of this central area for development in the country.

  • “Public engagement”: New role for researchers in Kenya?
    by Arne Wangel on 1 May 2020 at 17:36

    Some of Kenya’s most celebrated scientists and researchers congregated in a hotel in Nairobi, to celebrate the world anti-microbial week. Apart from the jaw breaking scientific recommendations that came at the end of the two-day event to research more on taming the abuse of drugs, was scientists needed to interact more with the public.

  • Thabit Jacob: Winners and losers in the green energy transition
    by Arne Wangel on 1 May 2020 at 09:48

    Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) requires careful attention to the risk of potential contradictions between the individual goals. For instance, how do we make energy both clean, affordable and accessible? Tanzanian Doctoral researcher Thabit Jacob’s scholarly contribution highlights the complexities of the global green energy transition. Especially the challenges in the sub-Saharan countries where most people are living without electricity.