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Window 1 research collaboration projects General Conditions for grant management and project implementation Danida Fellowship Centre 9 April 2019 Agenda General conditions for grant management and project implementation Time Topic Responsible 10:00-10:15 Welcome and introductions Lars Arne Jensen and Ida Arendal Jrgensen 10:15-10:45

General conditions and good practices Lars Arne Jensen and Ida Arendal Jrgensen 10:45-11:00 Stays of researchers in Denmark Eva Thaulow 11:00-11:30 Audits and accounts Anne Christensen 11:30-11:45 Research communication and good stories

Lars Arne Jensen and Ida Arendal Jrgensen 11:45-12:00 Final comments and questions All 12:00-13:00 Lunch DFC W1 projects granted in 2018 Project coordinator Institution Project Title

Country(ies) Link to project in Danida Resarch Portal Faith Philemon Mabiki Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Green Resources Innovations for Livelihood Improvement Tanzania http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/green-resources-innovations-liveli hood-improvement Iben Nathan University of Copenhagen Rights and Resilience in Kenya (RARE)

Kenya http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/rights-and-resilience-kenya-rare Peter Sanful University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana Building Resilience of Lake Busumtwi to Climate Change Ghana http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/building-resilience-lake-bosumtwiclimate-change Ole Wver University of Copenhagen Militarisation, sustainable growth and peace in

Uganda Uganda Pending Thilde Langevang Copenhagen Business School Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana Ghana http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/advancing-creative-industries-dev elopment-ghana Nauja Kleist Danish Institute for International Studies Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (DHum)

Somalia and Kenya http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/diaspora-humanitarianism-comple x-crises-d-hum Finn Tarp University of Copenhagen Building Resilience to Climate Change in Ethiopia Ethiopia http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/building-resilience-climate-change -ethiopia Dan Meyrowitsch University of Copenhagen Enabling best possible child birth care in Tanzania Tanzania

http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/enabling-best-possible-childbirth-c are-tanzania Neil Webster Danish Institute for International Studies Governing Climate Mobility (GCM) Ethiopia and Ghana http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/governing-climate-mobility-gcm Lars Engberg-Pedersen Danish Institute of International Studies Global Norms and Violence Against Women in Ethiopia

Ethiopia http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/global-norms-and-violence-against -women-ethiopia Ester Barinaga Copenhagen Business School Grassroots Innovations for Inclusive Economic Growth Kenya http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/grassroots-innovations-inclusive-e conomic-growth Lisa Ann Richey Copenhagen Business School

Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania (EveryHumanTZ) Tanzania http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/everyday-humanitarianism-tanzan ia-everyhumantz Emmanuel Obuobie CSIR-Water Research Institute, Ghana Building climate-resilience into basin water management Ghana http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/building-climate-resilience-basinwater-management Boateng Kyereh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Mzumbe University, Tanzania Access-Authority Nexus in Farmer-Herder Conflicts Ghana http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/access-authority-nexus-farmer-her der-conflicts Crowdfunding for Youth Entrepreneurship in Tanzania Tanzania http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/crowdfunding-youth-entrepreneur ship-tanzania Kwame Nkrumah University of

Science and Tecnology (KNUST), Ghana Increasing the Productivity of Ghanaian Aquaculture Ghana http://drp.dfcentre.com/project/increasing-productivity-ghanian-a quaculture Nsubili Isaga Mwalukasa Daniel Adjei-Boateng Good practice Act in accordance with principles of good admin practice: Transparency timely, reliable, and relevant information/documentation Accountability be able to account for decisions and actions taken Effectiveness

administration facilitates project implementation in the best possible way Efficiency project funds are used appropriately to achieve project outputs And - act in accordance with the General Conditions and follow the relevant rules and regulations of the institution in question Conditions available on the DFC Website Content of the General Conditions A set of requirements and procedures to be followed by projects (budgeting, reporting, presentation of accounts, auditing, etc.) Non-compliance can lead to close down of project and return of funds The conditions are updated yearly Appendices - format for disbursement request, link to reporting formats (e-fond), audit instructions, template for partnership agreement, etc. Role of Project Coordinator The grant is awarded to the Responsible Institution,

not to the Project Coordinator. On behalf of the Responsible institution the Project Coordinator must ensure that the project is implemented as approved and ensure An equal partnership Coordination among partners Proper financial management by all Rules and regulations are respected Ethical approvals and permits in place Compliance with MFAs anti-corruption policy Etc. Partnership Agreement The Partnership Agreement must be entered within the first half year - the second disbursement to the project is conditional on submission to DFC

How the project will be organised Distribution of responsibilities How to resolve disagreements How the project will be implemented and concluded Etc. Appendix 9 provides a template Partnership Successful research partnerships are based on reciprocity, trust, and mutual respect. Set aside sufficient time and resources for project planning and management on both sides, as well as for building management capacities. Set aside sufficient time and resources for effective communication and sharing of information. Ensure an explicit decision-making process and transparency in all stages of project planning and management. Terms and conditions for salary Salaries for staff must follow tariffs of the institution in question

Top-up on salaries, double salaries, or payment of consultancy fees is not accepted Salaries are either compensation/ replacement salary or compensation payment for over-time, either hourly or performance based In the case of over-time payment, a written agreement must be entered between the institution and the researcher Payment of salary or remuneration must be declared to the tax authorities Duty travel settlement must follow institutions regulations but not exceed Danish rates The participating institutions are responsible for insurance of project personnel Reporting Reports must be mutually agreed among all project partners The deadline is 1 July for the first-year and midterm report The deadline for submission of the completion report is six months after the approved completion date Use appendix 1, 2 and 3 - links to electronic online (e-fond) reporting plus appendices There may be special requirements attached to the response to

reports submit a revised/extra first-year or midterm report within a DFC defined deadline Project Management Cycle Action point Timing Signing the Letter of Grant. Send 1st disbursement request for first years activities. Upon receiving Letter of Grant. The 1st disbursement request should be sent to DFC with the signed Letter of Grant. Must be sent to DFC within 6 months after project start second transfer of project funds is conditional on the partnership agreement. December 2019 onwards. Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020 onwards. Annual Accounts: 01 July on an annual basis. Final Accounts: 6 months after project end date.

The deadline is 01 July for the first-year and midterm report. First Year Report 01 July 2020. Midterm Report 01 July 2022/2023 depending on project duration. Completion Report 6 months after project end date. Extra midterm report is required if project is no-cost extended for more than 12 months. After 2-2 year of activities. Partnership Agreement with all collaborating partners. Disbursement request for future instalments. Transfer of 1st instalments of future instalments. Accounts (incl. external audit of all South partners). Narrative Reporting Midterm review All relevant project management information can be found at DFC website: http://dfcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/General-Conditions-2018.pdf Quality assurance

Reports are assessed by DFC for formal requirements, management, and partnership DFC also assesses whether the reporting incl. LogFrame is sufficiently detailed to assess the quality of the progress towards approved objectives, outcomes and outputs DFC may ask Project Coordinators for additional information or details The progress and results conveyed in all three types of reports will be further assessed by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (the FFU) All project coordinators will receive a response to the reports upon completion of the FFU assessment Administration of fellows in DK By Eva Thaulow Nielsen What do we do? Assistance with application for residence permit or Schengen visa Insurance (DFC needs information about health condition) Flight reservations via CWT in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Accommodation (in Copenhagen area only)

Bank account and payment of monthly allowances Registration at the International Citizen Service Centre (ICS) Application for tax exemption Counselling on personal and family matters Social activities (www.fellowship-post.com) What do we need from you? 3 months notice (please call DFC for coordination of study dates). Copy of the letter of invitation (you will find a draft letter at our web site: www.dfcentre.com). Copy of the passport (page with names and date of birth). E-mail address and address of the university of the fellow. What are the costs (in 2019)? Allowances: DKK 1,700 per week per fellow. Accommodation: DKK 1,400 per week per fellow. Air ticket (budget figure): DKK 9,000 per trip (the actual expense will be invoiced). Payment for residence permit (if applicable): DKK 1,900 each

renewal (also in case of extensions). DFC administration (incl. Insurance, counselling, social and cultural activities etc.): NIL. Allow for an annual increase of app. 2.5% on all the budget figures above. NB: The expenses incurred by DFC are not subject to overhead. Can we take care of senior researchers stay in Denmark (e.g. post docs)? Yes, the allowance rate is still DKK 1,700 per week per fellow and the flight ticket budget figure is still 9,000 but the accommodation rate for staying at DFC is DKK 325 per night (DKK 250 per night for stays over 30 days). Over and above the mentioned budget figures for accommodation, allowance, air ticket etc., DFC charges an administration fee of DKK 6,000 per senior researcher. Accounts and audit By Anne Christensen The Danish responsible institution has the overall responsibility for ensuring that adequate accounts are kept and financial procedures are in place - also at partner

institutions Accounting records and materials must be keep for 5 years after project completion In the event of misuse of funds, any loss must be borne by the Danish Responsible Institution Annual accounts The fiscal year is January 1 December 31 The accounts (including partners accounts) must be submitted by e-mail to DFC at [email protected] The deadline for submission of the annual accounts is July 1 Accounts form Appendix 5 must be used The maximum amount to be used for audits is DKK 30,000 per year and DKK 50,000 for the final audit. The funds for audit are earmarked. Additional expenses will not be accepted, but must be borne by the institutions OH. The audit is not subject to OH Annual audit - https://dfcentre.com/research/general-conditions-and-forms-for-research-projects-2/

Where the responsibility rests with the National Audit Office of Denmark Audit of annual accounts for the Danish Responsible Institution is not required A Management Endorsement, Appendix 6, must be submitted with the accounts, confirming the receipt of the partner institutions audited accounts, and that the auditors endorsement is without qualifications Partner institutions annual accounts must be audited by an external auditor as per audit instructions Appendix 7 Other Danish institutions The annual accounts must be audited as per audit instructions Appendix 7 Final accounts The accounts must be submitted by e-mail to DFC [email protected] the deadline for submission of the final audited set of project accounts is six months after the approved completion date Any deviations on individual budget lines exceeding 10% between the total originally approved budget and the final accounts must be explained, and when exceeding 10% - the

approval by DFC must be quoted Any interest earned must be declared separately in the final accounts and returned to DFC Final audit Where the audit responsibility rests with the National Audit Office of Denmark For the Danish Responsible Institution for which the actual audit is directly carried out by personnel of the National Audit Office, a Management Endorsement, Appendix 6, must be submitted with the accounts. For the Danish Responsible Institution for which the actual audit is carried out by an external auditor designated to do so by the National Audit Office the full set of final accounts must be audited by an external auditor as per audit instruction Appendix 7. Partner institutions final accounts must be audited as per audit instructions Appendix 7 Other Danish institutions The final accounts must be audited as per audit instructions Appendix 7 Research communication and good stories By DFC

MFA funded research must be accessible to the public It must be clearly stated that the grant is awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. With the following statement: The research results are independent, and the views and opinions expressed by project partners based on the research findings, do not necessarily reflect those of the MFA The English /Danish designations are: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark /Udenrigsministeriet When the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is mentioned on the website, presentations, brochures, etc. please use the official logos: Download the logos here: https://um.papirfly.com/portal Other acknowledgement Acknowledgement in PowerPoints and other forms of documentation: Fx: This work is (partly) funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre. Everyone can use the following text about the Danida Fellowship Center:

Fx: Danida Fellowship Centre administers Denmarks support to development research and research capacity building on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Work in progress to create a banner with both UM logo and DFC Logo. 15, Page 16-17-18 in the General Conditions: www.dfcentre.com Publication of research results Publication of research results in open access journals is encouraged List of publications is part of the midterm and completion reporting Policy Briefs with key recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders is part of the completion reporting Instruction for Policy Briefs is available as an appendix to the completion report

Web based information & Danida Research Portal Link to web based information about the project must be provided in the first year report A project website or for example an open Facebook page must include basic project information, achievements, links to publications and public presentations, proceedings of meetings, etc. The website, Facebook page etc. must be available up to 5 years after the completion of the project DFC makes information about the project available and updated at the Danida Research Portal, http://drp.dfcentre.com/ Help to communicate research results and stories DFC contributes to research project communication using the following communications platforms

The Danida Fellowship Centre website Quarterly newsletter Facebook LIKE & FOLLOW LinkedIn - FOLLOW Twitter - FOLLOW @DFC_Fellowship External media YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO TAG US and CONNECT US W/COMMS DEPARTMENTS All Project Coordinators should forward newsletters, and relevant articles, video, and photo material from the projects to [email protected] Video by DFC Communications department The good stories & photos

Good stories are part of the reporting to DFC, see the ex. page 17 in General Conditions The story should be brief and written in a popular scientific manner It may be a story from the research partnership, a special achievement and/or impact of the project, successful outreach to stakeholders (users, policy makers, private sector, others), a workshop or a conference, or a field trip Photos! NO NO Co-organisation of workshops or conferences Ongoing projects within the same research theme are encouraged to co-organise

workshops and conferences targeting a broader group of stakeholders, possibly with a regional focus It is possible to apply to DFC for extra funding (supplementary funds) to organize such events and report from them! Thank you! Reach us on: [email protected]

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