Making science work for development
  • We bring people together
  • We share knowledge
  • We promote opportunities

We bring people together

We work together with other key organisations to improve coordination, identify future research needs and share best practice in research for development.

We share knowledge

Connecting the research with a changing policy landscape provides important context for big decisions and helps create solutions that are relevant and effective.

We promote opportunities

We work to foster the future of research for development by promoting and brokering opportunities for collaboration, funding and jobs.

UKCDS brings together UK government departments and research funders to deliver effective development outcomes

Professor Duncan Wingham
  • UKCDS Chair
  • Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


@UKCDS   on Twitter

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Our latest summary of this weeks #news and #funding from the UK #globaldev #research community is out!
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Many congratulations to @MelanieWelham, who is to become the @BBSRC interim Chief Executive:
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And we're off! The Global Challenges Fund gets going with @The_MRC's call for Zika virus research HT @ResFortnight
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A shout out to amazing #globaldev #womeninscience. Including Tracy Morse @unistrathclyde improving #water quality.
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RT @wellcometrust: Find out all about #Zika in our Big Picture educational resource
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It's a good time to be a #globaldev researcher. #Funding is on the up!
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Like to get your geek on with some evaluation stats but also want to support #globaldev? Join @3ienews #jobalert
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RT @The_MRC: Deadline for £1m #Zika research funding is 22 Feb 2016. Info & apply:
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One of our favourite #impact stories to come out of the #REF2014, read our original here:
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RT @MeredithEtt: Hi @UKCDS know anyone who might be interested in an international development paid internship with us?
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How do sustainability, #poverty & conflict interact? Join @ESRC & @DFID_UK for an event ahead of their upcoming call
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