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Knowledge in action training

Knowledge in Action training aims to strengthen the ability of researchers to disseminate and communicate the results of their research and support uptake of research results.

Communicating research results to policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders in the right format, at the right time, and trough the right channels requires planning, skills, and contacts.

Danida Fellowship Centre therefore offers the following support to research collaboration projects:

  • Training on how to make a communications and engagements plan
  • Science for the public – training on how to communicate research to the general public – and how to get attention from the media
  • Bridging the gap – seminars for researchers and journalist in Danida priority/the Strategic Sector Corporation partner countries to break down silos between academia and media
  • Engagement and advocacy training, including on how to make good policy briefs
Project example

Knowledge in Action grants for researchers

The first-ever Danida Fellowship Centre call for research activities to transform evidence-based knowledge into action is now open. See the call conditions for eligibility. The call will remain open until funds are exhausted. Only current or former Danida research fellows can apply.
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Integrated research can help prevent India’s “City of Lakes” from running dry

Udaipur in India is known as the ‘City of Lakes’ but the thousands of people living in the area are threatened by a lack of clean water in the future. A Danida supported research project aims to provide the basis for securing the availability of quality water in Udaipur for the coming decades. ...
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Sensing Myanmar – researcher reflections on the coup

An acute crisis insists on a response, especially when the crisis is an unfolding feature of a landscape that a research project is designed to address, write researchers behind the Danida supported project Legacies of detention in Myanmar.
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Citizen scientists: Perhaps without a degree, but certainly making a difference

Anyone can be a citizen scientist and assist in capturing data that will help with research. Jacqueline Goldin writes about the Danida supported research project Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa where farmers are helping to collect data.
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Risotto, rice pudding and no curry without rice

New Danida funded research project with great ambitions: Flood and salt tolerant rice in Africa in 5 years. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania will collaborate closely with the International Rice Research Institute.
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Analyzing maritime security in Ghana

The negative impact of maritime insecurities on development, trade and human security are increasingly recognised. What are the effects of current responses to maritime insecurity? How can countries with high levels of maritime insecurity be better supported?
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Charcoal production and trade in Ghana

To widely publicize the findings of the Danida funded research project Access and exclusion along the charcoal commodity chain in Ghana, the scholars behind the project produced a documentary. The documentary, which leading national broadcasters in Ghana...
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Covid-19 crisis: An opportunity for a new growth path in South Africa

Professor Mike Morris, from the Danida funded TENTRANS research project, uses the the COVID lock-down shock to present research findings from investigations into South Africa’s Renewable Energy Programme (REIPPPP) in the South African online newspaper, Daily Maverick
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The true value of Lake Victoria’s smallest fish

Read the story Meet Lake Victoria’s tiniest fish 2 May 2020 in The East African The Danida supported research project “Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries” is winding up with two completed master’s, five completed PhDs, two postdocs, new dissemination and communication methods a...
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