Research Projects

Generating solutions to pressing development challenges

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UNU research focuses on the challenges faced by the United Nations and its Member States. Our current research portfolio supports all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 to inspire global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges.

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Project 07 Apr 2022

Frugal Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Water 4.0 in Africa (FIUWA)

The results of the project will be utilized to kickstart an innovation community of practice that not only improves water infrastructure but also has the capacity to spur entrepreneurship and create jobs for youths

Project 29 Nov 2021

Managing a Just Transition to Electric Mobility – A Resource Nexus Approach to End-of-Life Vehicles in the Global South

The project formulates policy recommendations for international trade regarding used battery-electric vehicles

Project 06 Oct 2021

Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations (NEXtra)

The project supports doctoral students from the Global South working on sustainability transformations using a Resource Nexus perspective.

Project 21 Dec 2021

Lusatian Resources - Sustainable Development of Coal Mining Areas through Adaptation of the Resource Nexus and Considering Social Change (LuReNex)

The research investigates the German role on global coal phase out and modelling pathways for other UN Member states

Project 18 Jun 2021

The social dimension of sustainability in agricultural systems

This doctoral research is aimed at understanding and measuring the impacts of agricultural practices on the social dimension of sustainability.

Project 21 Oct 2021

Digital Goverment Assessment Programme, Saudi Arabia.

The project goal is to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia improve the online presence and user-friendliness of key government entities

Project 22 Oct 2021

Advisory service for the development of a climate analysis and justification for the Resilient Puna Project in Peru

This consultancy aims to secure funds to increase the resilience of high Andean communities towards the impacts of changing climate conditions

Project 23 Sep 2021

E-Learning: Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (E-HM3C)

This project involves the development of an interactive e-learning course on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change.

Project 19 Jan 2038

‘CRoss-sEcToral planning decisIoN-maKing platform to foster climate Action’ — ‘RethinkAction’

This project will build a cross-sectoral platform to deliver clear and valuable information on climate change that supports decision making.

Project 06 May 2021

Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South: Challenges from a Resource Nexus Perspective (NEXtra Core)

The project aims at analyzing environmental legacies of the carbon age and developing perspectives for the energy transition in coal regions