Speech given at the launch of the retrospective study entitled 'Opportunities, challenges and bad weather: Experiences and reflections of African researchers involved in Danida funded research capabity building 1980-2019' conducted by Lene Møller Madsen, University of Copenhagen and Hanne Kirstine Adriansen, Aarhus University.


Words of thanks and reflections on the retrospective study and its use in future discussions regarding Danish support to development research and research capacity building. The need for increased attention to ensuring open access to research conducted with public funding.

Period27 Jun 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleOn the need to reach out and work across disciplinary and physical barriers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDanida Fellowship Centre web-site
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size3 pages
    DescriptionThe speech includes words of thanks to the authors for conducting the study, key messages and reflections on the study and it's future use in discussions regarding future Danish support to development research. It is argued that there is a big need for researchers and development agencies to ensure outreach and work across disciplinary and physical barriers - as well as improving systems for open access to research conducted on the basis of public funding.
    Producer/AuthorMargrethe Holm Andersen
    PersonsMargrethe Holm Andersen