Search for dissertations about: "africa rural"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 116 swedish dissertations containing the words africa rural.

  1. 1. Electricity for better lives in rural Tanzania and Mozambique. Understanding and addressing the challenges

    Author : Helene Ahlborg; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Off-grid; Access to electricity; Rural electrification; Rural development; Africa; Renewable energy; Drivers and barriers; Socio-technical systems;

    Abstract : Provision of electricity is essential for economic and social development. It renders possible modern communications, industrial and business development and provision of public services such as improved education and healthcare. READ MORE

  2. 2. And Then They Lived Sustainably Ever After? : Experiences from Rural Electrification in Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya

    Author : Elisabeth Ilskog; Tore J Larsson; Eva-lotta Thunqvist; Björn Kjellström; Abu A K Mvungi; KTH; []
    Keywords : Rural Electrification; Sustainable Development; Indicators; Evaluations; Interdisciplinary; Africa; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Accelerating the introduction of basic, clean energy services is seen as a key strategy for promoting sustainable development in rural areas. Still, many people worldwide lack access to modern energy such as electricity, and Africa lags behind other developing regions of the world. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dying to make a fresh start : mortality and health transition in a new South Africa

    Author : Kathleen Kahn; Anneli Ivarsson; Stig Wall; Michel Garenne; Debbie Bradshaw; Vinod Diwan; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; age-specific mortality; agincourt; demographic surveillance system; epidemiologic transition; health transition; mortality trends; rural; South Africa; verbal autopsy; vital registration.; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Rationale: Vital registration is lacking in developing settings where health and development problems are most pressing. Policy-makers confront an “information paradox”: the critical need for information on which to base priorities and monitor progress, and the profound shortage of such information. READ MORE

  4. 4. Who died, where, when and why? : an investigation of HIV-related mortality in rural South Africa

    Author : Paul Mee; Peter Byass; Mark A Collinson; Sangeetha Madhavan; Frank Tanser; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV; AIDS; Mortality; Determinants; Risk Factor; Spatial Epidemiology; Structural Determinant; Antiretroviral Therapy; Healthcare Access; South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Traditional Medical Practitioner; Traditional Medicine; Tuberculosis; Health and Demographic Surveillance System; Global Health; Population Health; Epidemiology; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : BackgroundSouth Africa has experienced the most severe consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Every community has been affected in some way, many experiencing huge increases in mortality,particularly before antiretroviral therapies (ART) were readily available. READ MORE

  5. 5. Equality before custom? - A study of property rights of previously disadvantaged women under land reform and communal tenure in post-apartheid South Africa

    Author : Annika Rudman; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Gender equality; Customary law; Land reform; Communal tenure; South Africa; Traditional leadership; Africa; Feminism Restitution of land rights; Women’s property rights; Poverty reduction and development;

    Abstract : Based on legal primary and secondary sources as well as text based and secondary data, Equality before custom? explores the relationship between statutory law and customary law in relation to previously disadvantaged women’s access to land through land reform, in post-apartheid South Africa. With the point of departure in this new constitutional order, the position of official customary law and living custom in land reform and communal land tenure is examined. READ MORE