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

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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RT @SciDevNet: Should research address the root cause of disasters rather than their symptoms? @UKCDS @unisdr #DRR
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RT @SciDevNet: Harnessing mobile technology to treat & prevent #diabetes in Bangladesh #mHealth
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Be part of the movement to bring #techjustice to ppl around the world. Join @PracticalAction & others TODAY:
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Some INCREDIBLE speakers (@JeremyFarrar, @WHO, @DFID_UK...) at this event on animal-to-human #diseases in March:
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@IDS_UK conference will on States, Markets and Society 5-6 July. Register your interest now.
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#Research into #Zika virus. @MRC has launched £1 million rapid response funding call. Apply by 22 Feb.
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Read more on UK Govt & @gatesfoundation £3bn commitment to #globalhealth research & fighting #malaria with Ross Fund
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Help the UK's international NGOs communicate & network more effectively in this role at @bondngo: Apply by 8 feb
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