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Advisory research committees

The Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU) is a programme committee that advises the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark regarding Danida’s support to development research.

The Consultative Research Committee for Development Research is responsible for assessing research funding proposals and advises the Ministry in matters regarding the awards of the competitive funds for development research projects, as well as quality assurance of the research projects.

In addition, National Screening Committees, NSC are established in selected countries (currently Ghana and Tanzania) to assess the relevance, quality, and potential effect of funding proposals submitted by local researchers in collaboration with colleagues at Danish research institutions.

The FFU and the NSC members are subject to the disqualification rules by the Innovation Fund Denmark.

See the binding guidelines

The Consultative Research Committee

The FFU appointed for 2018-2020 has the following members:

  • Professor, PhD, Mr. Flemming Konradsen, University of Copenhagen, Chairman
  • Professor, PhD, Mr. Kåre Lehman Nielsen, Aalborg University, Vice-Chairman
  • Professor, PhD, Mr. Stefano Ponte, Copenhagen Business School
  • Professor, PhD, Mr. Morten Bøås, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • Associate Professor, PhD, Ms. Annette Skovsted Hansen, University of Aarhus
  • Professor Emeritus, PhD, Ms. Kristi Anne Stølen, University of Oslo
  • Associate Professor, PhD, Mr. Erik Skov Madsen, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)
  • Professor, PhD, Ms. Ama de-Graft Aikins, University of Ghana
  • Head of Department, PhD, Ms. Nanna Hvidt, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

The National Screening Committees

NSCs are made up of senior researchers from institutions in Ghana and Tanzania, as well as representatives of the FFU and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Members are appointed for one year.

The National Screening Committee, Tanzania

Appointed for 2019-20

  • Senior Research Fellow, PhD, Ms. Evelyne A. Lazaro, Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Senior Lecturer, PhD, Ms. Rosemarie Mwaipopo, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Chief Executive Officer, PhD, Ms. Blandina Kilama, Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
  • Professor, PhD, Mr. Kåre Lehmann Nielsen, Aalborg University (representing the FFU)

NSC The National Screening Committee, Ghana

Appointed for 2019-20

  • Professor, PhD, Mr. Samuel Sefa-Dedeh, University of Ghana (Chair)
  • Senior Lecturer, PhD, Mr. David Dodoo-Arhin, University of Ghana
  • Lecturer, PhD, Ms. Jemima Nunoo, Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration
  • Director, PhD, Ms. Genieve Etornam Adukpo, University of Cape Coast
  • Dr., PhD, Mr. Anthony A. Duah, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute
  • Associate Professor, PhD, Ms. Annette Skovsted Hansen, Aarhus University (representing the FFU)
  • Associate professor, PhD, Mr. Erik Skov Madsen, University of Southern Denmark (representing the FFU)