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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@VerdErgRE You've been quoted in our #Storify of the #smes4energydev event. Catch-up on how the day went:
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@AshdenAwards @AD_NIBB You've been quoted in our #Storify of the #smes4energydev event. Catch-up on how the day went:
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.@savechildrenuk is also looking for more people to help with the response to #Ebola
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Work in the NHS and interested in supporting the ebola response in Sierra Leone? Check out:
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Calling all #ebola research teams - apply for the Fondation Mérieux's 500k euro award by 14 November:
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New platform listing training opportunities & info for West African health researchers is now live: via @WHO TDR
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Exciting news from @who TDR - 39 training grants awarded to "a new generation" of LMIC health researchers:
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How does @bisgovuk use evidence to inform policy? Find out from their internal research strategy:
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Big event at @odi_development (& online) 15.30 today with @lfeatherstone, on doing more to tackle the #ebola crisis:
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.@DFID_UK sets out plan to defeat #ebola in Sierra Leone & is calling 4 international medical teams & NGOs to help:
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Great paper from @odi_development presents 7 case studies of politically smart, locally led aid-funded interventions:
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@AyathUllah glad you liked it. Hope that wasn't the only good part of your day?!
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