Six million euro funding boost for development research from Research Council of Finland and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Research Council of Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland have granted funding for nine research projects within a call for applications that was launched under the Academy Programme for Development Research, DEVELOP2. The programme provides funding for multidisciplinary and problem-driven research that describes and interprets dimensions of development, helps understand obstacles to development and finds ways in which those obstacles can be removed.
The aim of the programme is to produce knowledge that can help solve problems related to, for example, health, natural resources, the economy and education. Within development research, there is also a need for knowledge on how international, national and cultural systems work and on the limitations that these systems present to and the opportunities they offer for development.
The nine funded projects comprise eleven research teams, which will start work in early September 2023. Of the nine projects, five are funded by the Research Council of Finland and four by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. DEVELOP2 is a continuation of the DEVELOP programme, which ran from 2018 to 2023.
The five research projects that received funding from the Research Council of Finland explore a wide range of topics: sustainable use of plants in the fight against infectious diseases; intergenerational cycle of health and development of vulnerable newborn children; threat of infectious diseases in the changing environment of East Africa; sustainable use of edible bushcrickets to improve food security in East Africa; and pathways for women’s empowerment in Nepal’s changing music culture.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted funding for four projects. The projects explore the societal and natural dynamics of ecological restoration through tree planting, integration of energy and water models in assessing the benefits of frontier waters, the treatment of sexual minorities and solutions to indoor air problems caused by stoves.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs funding for DEVELOP2 projects, funding period 1.9.2023-31.12.2026
|Subject||Applicant / organisation||MFA funding €||Note|
|The socio-ecological and politico-economic dynamics of ecological restoration through tree planting schemes in the global South (TreesForDev)||Ehrnström-Fuentes, Maria / Hanken||400 000||Consortium with Markus Kröger|
|The socio-ecological and politico-economic dynamics of ecological restoration through tree planting schemes in the global South (TreesForDev)||Kröger, Markus / University of Helsinki||599 508||Consortium with Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes|
|Energia- ja vesimallien integrointi rajavesistöjen hyötyjen arviointiin||Klöve, Björn / University of Oulu||699 999||Consortium with Juha Kiviluoma|
|Energia- ja vesimallien integrointi rajavesistöjen hyötyjen arviointiin||Kiviluoma, Juha / VTT||299 296||Consortium with Björn Klöve|
|LGBTQI+- ja katutason byrokraatit: motiivien, väkivallan ja kollektiivisen edunvalvontamahdollisuuksien arviointi Itä-Afrikassa||Stark, Laura / University of Jyväskylä||574 182|
|Teknologiset ja sosioekonomiset ratkaisut vähentää sisäilman saasteita Nepalissa||Tissari, Jarkko / University of Eastern Finland||577 312|
- About the projects funded by the Ministery for Foreign Affairs: Pekka Seppälä, tel. +358 295 350 999, firstname.lastname@example.org
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