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S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Analysis and Possibility for Control of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Processes to Facilitate Adaptation to Environmental Changes

Convective rainfalls are of enormous importance for agriculture and water resource management in semi-arid areas such as Central-North-Eastern South Africa, where more than 50% of the country population is concentrated. This project will contribute into t he redress and capacity development of th...

Awarded: NOK 0.76 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Broken Women, Healing Traditions? Indigenous resources for gender Critique and Social transformation in the Context of AIDS in South Africa.

The success in combating AIDS may depend upon whether we are able to support women´s agency and emerging leadership roles, overcome the overly moralist and curative discourse of AIDS and extend the field to include a deeper, communal healing approach. Thi s must include women´s yearning for radic...

Awarded: NOK 1.0 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

DDT and "current use pesticides" in mothers and children in a malaria control area in South Africa

The effects of environmental pollutants on human health are often subtle, long-term, sometimes transgenerational and difficult to measure even in long-term epidemiological studies in large populations. There is therefore a need for comprehensive research that monitors the concentration and distri...

Awarded: NOK 0.61 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Akershus

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Gender in the Deliberative Public Sphere

The question of the gender in relation to rhetoric studies understood as the discipline tasked with studying public argumentation and popular deliberative practices that are at the heart of a social and liberal democracy, has undergone radical development s in the past twenty years. It has led to...

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Witwatersrand Central Basin Mine Water Apportionment Pilot Study

NIVA and CGS are to embark on a pilot study to develop methodologies and techniques to determine ecological footprints and volumetric contributions for apportioning liability for sustainable management of pollution and water ingress into underground gold mine openings of the Witwatersrand Central...

Awarded: NOK 0.77 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Assessment of current and future emissions of mercury from anthropogenic sources in South Africa

Mercury is one of the most important contaminants emitted to the atmosphere due to its toxic effects on the environment and human health, as well as its role in the chemistry of the atmosphere. Although substantial information has been collected on enviro nmental effects of mercury and its behavi...

Awarded: NOK 0.22 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Akershus

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Assessment of estuary dependency and management of two important fishery species

The dependency on critical habitats, such as estuaries, represents a bottleneck in the life-history of many exploited fishery species. The proposed project aims to assess the management implications of estuarine dependency in two important South African c oastal fishery species, spotted grunter (...

Awarded: NOK 0.95 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Radiation hardness of some wide band gap materials used for daylight blind UV detectors

The performance of UV sensitive detectors has steadily increased over the last decades, and astronomical as well as terrestrial applications benefit from this evolution. These UV detectors have made possible the success of several solar missions and are n ow also finding application in the fabric...

Awarded: NOK 0.98 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Dating human occupations and reconstructing the palaeoenvironment in the Middle Stone Age, southern Cape, South Africa

We present a research, networking and training programme centered on the archaeology of the Middle Stone Age (MSA) in the southern Cape region of South Africa. We believe this research will contribute significantly to present knowledge of the MSA in this region and enable fine tuning of current d...

Awarded: NOK 0.57 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

From transmission of tradition to global learning: African Islamic education, c. 1800-2000

Researchers from the University of Cape Town and the University of Bergen will collaborate on a historically-grounded project focusing on the growth and transformation of a widespread form of basic traditional education in parts of Africa with large Musli m populations. A central concern of this ...

Awarded: NOK 0.68 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Levels and Implications of Persistent Organic Pollutants and other contaminants in South Africa

The lack of knowledge concerning organic pollutants in South Africa, within the context of the Stockholm Convention (SC) on POPs, is the reason for the thrust of this application. The three partners, the Norwegian School for Veterinary Science (project ow ner), Norwegian Institute of Air Research...

Awarded: NOK 0.66 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

The role of social capital in promoting community based care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

With the number of South Africans infected with HIV/AIDS soon exceeding 6 million, care and support for the people infected and affected is becoming increasingly more important. Most care and support is carried out in the communities, by community member s within a highly stigmatised environment...

Awarded: NOK 0.61 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Land at last - Criteria for success in South African land redistribution

The black population expected redistribution of land when the apartheid regime fell. However, ther land reform had a rather slow start but the redistribution program is now speeding up. Close to 15.000 households are now receiving grants each year, which is mainly used to buy land which was earli...

Awarded: NOK 0.68 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Characterization of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis phosphorylome and its role in pathogenesis

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global public health concern. Approximately 2 million people die per year from TB, with South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe showing the highest levels of new cases and deaths. South Africa is one of the countries with the highest number of TB ...

Awarded: NOK 0.80 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Integrated Health Information Systems for Public Health in South Africa

This is a proposal for a multi-disciplinary research project involving the academic fields of public health and informatics that will link two universities in South Africa (University of Pretoria, Department of Informatics, and the University of Western Cape, School of Public Health), and the De...

Awarded: NOK 0.60 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Prospecting probiotics and antimicrobials in indigenous fermented milks for improved health

The project will study various aspects of health-promoting organisms in indigenous fermented milk. Some probiotic lactic acid bacteria have great potential in the preparation of functional foods. Their potential health benefits include protection against infections caused by diarrhoeagenic microo...

Awarded: NOK 0.72 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Akershus

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

ICT and poverty - a community-based user approach

The digital challenges ahead for a country like South Africa can be met with different types of action. So far the emphasis has been on increased fixed line and mobile telephony access for disadvantaged communities. There are two major concerns : 1. The efforts have been main carried out in s...

Awarded: NOK 0.92 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

A study of HIV and AIDS in relation to people with disability in South Africa

This project aims to look at different aspects of HIV/AIDS and disability in South Africa. It is hypothesized that people with disabilities face a higher risk of HIV infection. To understand the effects of HIV on people with disabilities one must look at the status society awards them in relatio...

Awarded: NOK 0.65 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Khoe-San Culture, Language and Memory in South Africa

The project has two main components. One component comprises networking and research collaboration with regional universities with research profiles addressing Khoe-San/indigenous issues (e.g. University of Namibia, University of Botswana and the Univer sity of the Western Cape) and the Univers...

Awarded: NOK 0.45 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Gobies and hake in the hypoxic waters of the Benguela up-welling current

Our aim is to investigate how the goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) and the shallow water hake (Merluccius capensis) cope with the hypoxic waters of the Benguela current. Both are key species of the ecosystem. They show a remarkable tolerance to the hypoxic conditions found in this up-welling area, ...

Awarded: NOK 0.85 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Industrial Applications of Metal Hydrides for Hydrogen Extraction, Storage and Compression

Introducing hydrogen as universal environment-friendly energy carrier demands efficient technologies allowing to extract it from industrial streams (products of coal gasification, process gases of refineries, etc.), to store it by a compact and safe way, and, finally, to deliver H2 to a consumer ...

Awarded: NOK 0.68 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Akershus

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

A Translational Effort to Develop Novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging Protocols and Sequences for Studying Myocardial Lethal Reperfusion Injury

Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death worldwide. Impaired coronary circulation in the heart following a myocardial ischemic episode will lead to compromised hemodynamic function and ultimately cell death. Coronary reperfusion is the only means of limiting infarct size, provided...

Awarded: NOK 0.79 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Nutritional intervention and novel diagnostics to improve community-based control of tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in developing countries as well as in the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Despite significant strides in case detection and treatment, the prevalence of TB continues to rise at an alarming, also in the RS A. More effective diagnostic methods are ...

Awarded: NOK 0.29 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

The WTO-Doha and the Economic Growth for The Rural Poor

Agricultural trade liberalization is high on the agenda for the World Trade Organisation, specifically underscoring the potential positive effects for the world?s poor. This project will study how better international market access will ?trickle down? to rural livelihoods in the developing world....

Awarded: NOK 0.51 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Akershus

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Southern Ocean Biogeochemistry: Education and Research

With extreme oceanographic variability over very short distances, the waters around South Africa provide a wealth of information on the mechanistic controls on marine biogeochemical variability. South African waters occupy a special niche in oceanography lying at the junction between western and ...

Awarded: NOK 0.66 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Springtail (Collembola) responses to changing, variable environments: a bi-polar approach linking individuals to ecosystems

The aim of this project is to investigate the way in which environmental variation cascades up through life history variation to effect species- and assemblage-level responses to habitat fragmentation and climate change. It builds on observations that cli mate change and habitat fragmentation are...

Awarded: NOK 0.55 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Metagenomics and Gene Discovery in Antarctic Terrestrial Habitats

We aim to use metagenomic methods to access portions of Antarctic low temperature crenarchaeotal genomes. Large insert metagenomic fosmid clones identified by colony hybridization with crenarchaeotal 16S rRNA gene probes will be sequenced and ORFs identif ied. The design of probes to terminal reg...

Awarded: NOK 0.75 mill.

Project Period: 2007-2010

Location: Vestland

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Priorities, strengths and comparative advantage in Norwegian research in relation to South Africa

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Awarded: NOK 38,399

Project Period: 2005-2005

Location: Oslo

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Transfrontier conservation and local community development in Southern Africa

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Awarded: NOK 72,819

Project Period: 2004-2005

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

S-AFRIKA-Program for forskningsamarbeid med Sør- Afrika

Care environments for infants and young children affected by HIV/AIDS

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Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2004-2007

Location: Oslo