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Decent work and economic growth

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El resurgimiento de las “ollas comunes” en Chile: solidaridad en tiempos de pandemia

Durante 2020, debido al avance del COVID-19, personas de barrios populares de Chile han estado organizando “ollas comunes” como una forma de asegurar alimentación a su comunidad. Vecinos, amigos, familias del mismo barrio que sufren por el desempleo y la precariedad laboral debido a la pandemia, han fortalecido este sistema de distribución de alimentos para asegurar una comida diaria a miles de familias en todo el país.
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Gender equality Resources Social Sciences

Noise in the houses: Missing women and girls in Peru

The consequences of the coronavirus in Peru go far beyond health and the economy. Female disappearances in the Latin American country have reached 11,828 in 2020, the year of the pandemic. Many are victims of sexist violence. The case of Joys Stefani tells about the agony of those who lose track of a loved one.
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The resurgence of “Ollas Comunes” in Chile: Solidarity in times of pandemic

During 2020, due to the advance of COVID-19, people from popular neighborhoods in Chile have been organizing  “Ollas Comunes” or “Soup Kitchen” as a way to provide meals to the community. Neighbors, friends, families from the same area who suffer from unemployment and sickness due to the pandemic, get organized and start again this historic food distribution system to ensure daily meals to thousands of families across the country.
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Community well-being in Kiribati during the Covid-19 crisis

The power relation between ‘Southern’ and ‘Northern’ actors is highly influential to the concept of immobility since “it is not simply a question of unequal distribution, that some people move more than others, and that some have more control than others. It is that the mobility and control of some groups can actively weaken other people”
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Life on land Natural Sciences News Zero hunger

Learning from one of the marginalised sectors in society – the Higaonon tribe of Bukidnon, Philippines

While we fight for the last grain to survive, the Higaonon tribe – a group of indigenous peoples in the remote mountain villages of Bukidnon, Philippines – have lived for centuries utilising the plant resources in their ancestral land. These resources play an essential role in the resilience of the Higaonon tribal community.
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Climate action Opinions Quality education

The MUCED experience: New teaching methods in Malaysia

One of the elements in MUCED was introducing Malaysian lecturers and students to new teaching methods. This introduction to group work and Problem Based Learning (PBL) had both direct and indirect benefits in the Malaysian higher education system, participants says.
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Good health and well-being Quality education Resources

Mbete Youth Football Project sets the ball rolling in rural Zambia

African footballers have always enthralled the English Premier League fans, but have you ever thought of the hardships that they had to endure to reach up to that stage. Football is not just a sport for the youth in Africa but a way for them to escape poverty. As the founder of the Mbete Youth Football Project, Buster Emil Kirchner shares his experience coaching the rural youth in Mbete, Zambia.
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Upcoming research: Accountability – What makes people do the right thing all the time?

Nadeem Salie is currently a guest researcher in the Centre for Global Criminology at the Department of Anthropology. The centre is a research organisation independent from policy or law enforcement agencies. In 2015, Nadeem came to Copenhagen as a Visiting PhD Researcher, and spent seven months at UCPH’s Department of Anthropology. Nadeem returned to UCPH in December 2016 to complete his research. Nadeem was awarded his PhD in Law from the University of Cape Town in 2018
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New DANIDA research strategy 2021?

In January 2021, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr. Flemming Møller Mortensen, invited inputs for a New strategy for Danish Development Cooperation Policy to replace the current ‘The World 2030’ strategy which is expiring this year. Among researchers, there is...
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From coca to cacao agroforestry – a sustainable livelihood strategy in the Peruvian Amazon

‘’Plato or Plumo’’. There is no other way I could start this article than by mentioning the famous intimidating words of Pablo Escobar, the drug lord who reigned not just Colombia but entire Latin America in the 1970s. It literally translates as ‘Silver (bribes) or Lead (bullets)’ in Spanish. The phrase itself says how ruthless the drug cartels were in those times. More than two decades after his death, cocaine still lurks as a livelihood strategy for many households in the region.
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Climate action Natural Sciences Opinions

Climate change: Permafrost carbon remobilization

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.
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Sami-youth in Finland: “Our culture is threatened by climate change – and we are not even part of the conversation about it”

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...
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New research 2023: DANIDA funded development research in waiting

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.
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Circular economy: Breaking the plastic waves

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
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Partnerships for the goals Quality education Resources

Malaysian University Consortium for Environment and Development – Industry & Urban Areas

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.
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Fake Nutrition News: How to Counteract Misinformation when Promoting Good Health and Well-Being

While the rest of the world largely discussed fake news in a political context, the Danish Government kept its eye on misinformation and alternative news surrounding food and health being spread on social media. The circulation of so-called fake nutrition news not only creates difficulty navigating food and health information online, it is also potentially dangerous to the health and well-being of the general public.
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure Resources

AfricaLics (Part 2): A first-hand account of the Visiting Fellowship Programme (VFP) experience

To get the perspective of a former participant of the AfricaLics Visiting Fellowship Programme (VFP), I spoke to Justina Onumah from the University of Ghana, where Justina is a PhD candidate. Justina has studied Agricultural Economics in her undergraduate and Master’s degrees, but switched to development studies for her PhD. She also works at the CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) in Ghana.
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AfricaLics (Part 1): South-North partnerships through the lens of AfricaLics

African Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (AfricaLics) is the African regional network of the larger network Globelics. Founded in 2012- the network aims to connect scholars, researchers and policy analysts in innovation and development studies in Africa. This is the first of two articles about the organisation
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Gender equality News Peace, justice and strong institutions Reduced inequalities Social Sciences

Equity and gender equality after Covid19 – Lockdown violence and cashless cities under the pandemic

Sexual violence and violence against women more broadly have surged worldwide during the Covid19 crisis. In this article Nickolas A. Kirchert asks anthropologist Atreyee Sen to assess the goal of equity and gender equality in India after Covid19
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Can a pest species earn you more than the principal crop?

In October 2020, Krishnanunni Mavinkal Ravindran defended his Master thesis at Dept. of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen. In this article, he tells about the fieldwork experience in Ghana. Krishnanunni studied the contribution of an edible pest species - shea caterpillars - to rural livelihoods in Ghana and the accessibility constraints associated with its harvest.
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