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

We bring people together

UKCDS is a collaborative. We facilitate a more coordinated approach to research for international development.

We share knowledge

Connecting the research with a changing policy landscape ensures solutions are relevant both nationally and internationally.

We promote opportunities

Recognising the value of science and research, we help identify future research needs and provide a gateway to funding and job opportunities.

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)


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Help manage £375m of international science programmes - 3 #jobs working on the #NewtonFund. Apply by 6 August
1 hour 34 min ago
Help @DECCgovuk evaluate the international outreach work for their 2050 calculator. Apply by 15 Sept #climatechange
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Looking forward to @DFID_Research boss speaking @SciDevNet tonight! Title includes 'Rethinking....' So hope to learn something new
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.@nesta_uk want your help in shaping the criteria for the @longitude_prize on #antibiotics. Have your say b4 13 Aug:
17 hours 26 min ago
RT @ESRC: ESRC and TSB call for applications for members of new Innovation Caucus @innovate_uk
17 hours 46 min ago
.@EDCtweets cool timeline! @USAID kindly spoke about their #education research at our event. Watch the video here:
19 hours 28 min ago
RT @EvidenceAid: Future opportunities in engineering research for international development
19 hours 40 min ago
Chance to scope possible Africa-UK-China #research collaborations in #agri-technology. Keep an eye on via @DFID_UK
22 hours 14 min ago
Measuring #impact via likes, clicks & comments. We've signed up to the @1AMconf at the @wellcometrust #altmetrics
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You can sign up now to attend the World Water Week in Stockholm. #Wwweek 2014 will explore #energy & #water @www_team
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Our director, @Andreecarter, asks the @fp2p blog 'what's next?' for using #bigdata in #globaldev & who's doing it
1 day 19 hours ago
Discussing the implementation of @FutureEarth & role of national committee, communication, co-design & capacity building must be priorities
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