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.
DDRN Danish Development Research Network
- New research 2021: How do the young in West Africa navigate streams of information in times of crises?by Arne Wangel on 2 October 2020 at 15:06
The Independent Research Fund Denmark - Humanities has granted DKK 1.2 mill. to an international network of researchers, who will explore how young people in West Africa navigate streams of information in crises of security, health, and migration. Project leader: Heidi Bojsen, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University
- New research 2021: Illegal resource extraction and state formation in emerging African democraciesby Arne Wangel on 1 October 2020 at 10:13
The Independent Research Fund Denmark – Social Sciences has granted DKK 2,7 mill. to Postdoc Paul Austin Stacey, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University. Illegally accessed resources comprise an expanding, billion-dollar sector in many sub-Saharan African countries. The new project is focusing on illegal gold mining in Ghana.
- “MUCED should have been more ambitious”, says former MUCED coordinator Randolph S. Jeremiahby Arne Wangel on 1 October 2020 at 09:55
In August 2000, MUCED, a consortium of four Malaysian universities, was formed to encourage new interdisciplinary approaches to environmental management. The consortium was part of a project proposed and supported by the DANCED program of the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy. Randolph S. Jeremiah became the Coordinator in the Secretariat of MUCED. In this interview he points to some of the key experiences. Today, Randolph works as Head of Water Resources at ERE, a Malaysian consultant company.
- Multidisciplinary collaboration to secure the future of water in Cape Townby Arne Wangel on 21 September 2020 at 10:58
In 2018, the City of Cape Town declared a city-wide water crisis, which would be punctuated by ‘Day Zero’ – the day the city would run out of water. The drought had been looming for years, and the City of Cape Town had made some management changes, but all rested on the assumption that rain would fall at the same rate as in the past.
- DDRN has two new student interns!by Arne Wangel on 3 September 2020 at 15:03
Meet Krishnanunni Mavinkal Ravindran from India and Megan Roux from South Africa