South-North dialogue engagement about livelihoods of vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic


Danish Development Research Network (DDRN)




Indsats for Folkeligt Engagement (under 100.000 kr.)

Projekt start:


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Beviliget beløb:

99.964,00 kr.

Samlet buget:

99.964,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
  • Mål 2: Stop sult
  • Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
  • Mål 4: Kvalitetsuddannelse
  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Mål 6: Rent vand og sanitet
  • Mål 7: Bæredygtig energi
  • Mål 8: Anstændige jobs og økonomisk vækst
  • Mål 9: Industri, innovation og infrastruktur
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 11: Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
  • Mål 12: Ansvarligt forbrug og produktion
  • Mål 13: Klimaindsats
  • Mål 14: Livet i havet
  • Mål 15: Livet på land
  • Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Overordnede mål :

Overall, the objective of this dialogue is to achieve interaction between reports from South and North by stimulating discussions among the participants about specific parallels and non-parallels between livelihood situations in Global South countries and Denmark.

Umiddelbare mål :

In the South-North dialogue the participants are exposed to reports by journalists in the South and North on how vulnerable people are affected. In workshop discussions participants will; • understand the root causes of the livelihood situations in South and North, and how they relate to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, • realize the South-North divide in resources to address the situation, and • engage in advocacy for Danish policy change and/or in practical interventions in South countries through relevant Danish development NGOs.

Målgrupper :

The primary target groups for the activity are civil society organisations, sport clubs, residential associations, youth clubs, local libraries, evening courses, primary and secondary school classes, local councils, non-governmental organisations, student groups and more in the Copenhagen and Odense regions of Denmark. Target groups may include communities of vulnerable groups and organisations supporting vulnerable groups. Global South journalists will present reports on the livelihood of vulnerable groups in their home country. Based on these reports, a small number of Danish communities and organisations are selected as primary target groups for a match in terms of focus, objective, and membership. Thus, the activity goes beyond conventional target groups to involve those with personal experience and expertise in vulnerable livelihood situations. Up to three communities and organisations in both Copenhagen and Odense areas, each with 20 participants across age groups, will participate. This constitutes a primary target group of 120 participants. The secondary target groups are wider audiences among the public, which will be reached via the network of the participating communities and organisations and through communication of the process of the activity and its results in several media. The Danish public is well informed about the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the South-North divide and the significance of social inequality. This opens an opportunity to engage members of the public in development aid.


The Covid-19 pandemic is global and has hit vulnerable groups in any country harder than the population at large. Their livelihoods are challenged at different levels in South and North, but the amplifying impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is common. Due to the impact on social life, there is a need for discourse about magnitude and scope of the Covid-19 impact, and public engagement about how vulnerable groups can be better supported during global crises. A South-North dialogue will engage Danish citizens in local communities and members of civil society organisations. Some of these organisations may support vulnerable groups in Denmark, be vulnerable individuals themselves, or be in advocacy and involved in practical interventions to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable groups in the Global South. The dialogue will stimulate discussions among the participants about livelihood situations in Global South countries and in Denmark. It will incorporate journalists based in Denmark and the