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Decent work and economic growth

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Apply now: University Student Internship with DDRN.dk – Spring 2022

Do you want to sharpen your skills as a science journalist working with the Sustainable Development Goals?Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) is currently mapping research on sustainable development by researchers from the Global South studying and working in Denmark, and...
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TAGDEV: An Example of How African Universities Are Moving Lower to Influence Change in Communities

Africa’s poverty levels remain high, at 40 percent of the continent’s population, condemning millions of people to a substandard lifestyle. Innovation and willingness to cross traditional academic boundaries have become more urgent for many in the academia.
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Asger Roejle Christensen is DDRN Research News Editor

Allow me to give a short presentation of myself. My name is Asger Roejle Christensen, the new parttime research news editor at Danish Development Research Network. I am an experienced journalist, just turned 65 years old. I am indeed grateful...
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News Opinions Partnerships for the goals Social Sciences

Globalize the disciplines! Decolonize development studies!

What is left of “development” with an ever-expanding development agenda through the SDGs? What does the expansion mean for our understanding of “development” and “development research”?
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Gender equality News

The new Mr Kerala opens up the pathway for transgender bodybuilding in India

Coming from India, I was gladdened to see plenty of rainbow flags flying everywhere in Copenhagen during the just concluded Worldpride 2021. Never in my mind had I imagined a pride parade drawing in such a large crowd. From kids to oldies, people cheered for the LGBTI+ communities by painting rainbows on their faces and wrapping themselves in rainbow flags. Promising inclusivity, the events marked their support for the LGBTI+ communities in Copenhagen and the world over.
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Apply now: University Student Internship with DDRN.dk – Spring 2022

Do you want to sharpen your skills as a science journalist working with the Sustainable Development Goals? Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) is currently mapping research on sustainable development by researchers from the Global South studying and working in Denmark, and by their Danish host institutions. DDRN research communication performs critical reviews, encourage open access, and supports knowledge networking.
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Art and Humanities Peace, justice and strong institutions Reviews

A magnificent and captivating exhibition

April 21st this year the museum by the name Louisiana that is located in Humlebæk, North of Copenhagen, opened a new exhibition by the artist and cinematographer[1] Arthur Jafa. The exhibition continues until October 31st  2021. The title of the...
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Opinions Responsible consumption and production Social Sciences

Humans and Waste: Reconfiguring the city through recycling

For almost a decade, in the center of the city of Copenhagen, a community has established themself in the area of «Fredens Havn» (Port of Peace) or " Pirate Port", as some have called it. These group of ships and...
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Gender equality News

Migration in the context of conflict and resource struggles: Experiences of Burmese migrants in Thailand

Sofie Mortensen, an EU TALENT PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, is currently researching how conflict, rural development and resource struggles in Myanmar contribute to the migration of Burmese youths to Thailand. She wants to know how the migrants decided to leave Myanmar and understand their wellbeing and dreams for the future.
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Swedish Development Research Network (SWEDEV) launched!

The Swedish Development Research Network (SWEDEV) was launched recently, and its first bi-annual assembly will be held on 17 June 2021 as a side-event to the online DevRes 2021 conference scheduled for 14-16 June 2021. The formation of the SWEDEV follows a national survey among 578 development researchers and research managers.
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The impact of the corona crisis is uneven – women are hit hard

The corona pandemic is like a magnifying glass making visible a range of problems. Vulnerable groups are becoming even more vulnerable, in Denmark and in the Global South. The pandemic points to inequalities within both societies, and this could be a first step in doing something about the situation.
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Food communities build solidarity in times of crisis

In Chile, Ollas Communas serve food to people, who have lost their job during the Corona pandemic. In FællesSkabet’s fridge in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark, people can collect the surplus food of others. Both initiatives of solidarity make people join during a time when we are encouraged to keep to ourselves.
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Gender equality News Social Sciences

Sexual violence against refugees – South Sudanese women and girls in the Bidibidi settlement, Uganda

Women and girls fleeing from conflict or crisis areas mostly experience or witness crimes and violence in their home country as well as during the transit stage of their demanding journey to other countries. However, many of them are at increased risk of violence, particularly sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) in the receiving country too, as this type of violence is an ever-present danger in any humanitarian crises. Hereby, especially the female refugees are at high risk of multiple discriminations ascribing the theory of intersectionality.
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What will Covid-19 mean for the future of development aid?

Covid-19 is the single biggest challenge which has confronted the planet since the second world war and its effect has been nothing short of devastating. Millions upon millions have lost their lives, Livelihoods have been shattered as the global economy...
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Affordable and clean energy Applied Sciences News Partnerships for the goals

Green Charcoal: Could Research at Gulu University Ignite a Biomass Energy Revolution in Uganda?

On a quiet Friday evening in March, Miriam Ajak, 23, stoops over the traditional three-stone stove in front of her hut in Lawiyeadul village, Laliya Parish, on the outskirts of Gulu City in northern Uganda, to prepare dinner for her extended family. As she pushes in the firewood, smoke slowly rises above the sooty stones and pans to shroud her entire body. Some of it enters her eyes. She grimaces in pain, picks up a makeshift fun and flaps it up and down to add more pressure to the fire. But the wood can hardly burn because it is highly moist. The more smoke it spews, the more she breathers into her lungs.
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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research capacity programs

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is an independent organisation of German higher education institutions and their student bodies, devoted to internationalising the academic system. Its guiding principle is “Change by Exchange” which not only refers to the students taking part in the programs, but also to strengthen the international community regarding global knowledge exchange. In an interview with Dr. Christian Hülshörster, who is the divisional director of the department for Global South programs, and Christiane Schmeken, who is the director of the department for strategy, I asked about DAAD’s current approaches
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COVID19 impacts and opportunities for biodiversity research in India

With the COVID19 pandemic gripping the whole world, it has changed the way we learn, work, and socialize. As we get used to living in this new normal, as we call it, there had been a noticeable shift in the focus of research from some of the most pressing biodiversity issues to solely COVID19.
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Live Webinar: Ulighed i Covid-19 krisen: Syd-Nord forskerdialog om kvinders kår i Peru og Danmark

Tirsdag 27.april 16.00-17.30 Tilmelding på Zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcOiprjkiHtz7gxqNzFjaxUHvE0dCr7S1 16:00-16:05 DDRN University Intern Mia Pedersen byder deltagerne velkommen, gennemgår webinarets program og giver praktiske råd om webinarets forløb. 16:05-16:20 Leder Malene Muusholm fortæller om 'Reden's indsats for handlede kvinder på Vesterbro og...
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Live Webinar: Ulighed i Covid-19 krisen: Syd-Nord forskerdialog om deling af mad i Chile og Danmark

Mandag 26.april 16.00-17.30 Tilmelding på Zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcOiprjkiHtz7gxqNzFjaxUHvE0dCr7S1 16:00-16:05 DDRN University Intern Meg Roux byder deltagerne velkommen, gennemgår webinarets program og giver praktiske råd om webinarets forløb. 16:05-16:15 Aktionsforsker og leder Irene Valentina Di Lauro om FællesSkabets køleskab på Nørrebro, hvor...
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Leaving so many behind in the Covid-19 crisis

The Group of Seven (G7) - consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States - recently announced steps to globally facilitate “affordable access to vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics” to minimize the risk of Covid-19...
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