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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What does the new #post2015 global framework for #DRR have in store? The pre-zero draft is now available to view:...
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Helpful new publication from @evidencedemand identifies key literature and learning resources on #urban development:
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What did we learn from Typhoon #Haiyan? @odi_development event: See how @UKCDS helped:
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1 of the most beautiful articles on #foodsecurity we've ever seen. We could spend hours just looking at it @NatGeo
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Reserve your space at the exciting @nesta_uk experimental workshop on nano-satellites for #disaster response: #DRR
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New international consortium funded by @WellcomeTrust @MRCcomms @DFID_UK will trial #ebola vaccine in UK & WAfrica:
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Time is running out (1 Sept) to apply to join the #GODAN Secretariat. Use #opendata for #agriculture #globaldev
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The world needs more #science diplomacy & intl collaboration says @uksciencechief on @guardianscience
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Must read paper from @JSRP2 on the theory of change approach in #globaldev: and @fp2p's take:
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It's 9 yrs since #Katrina. These photo transformations show #disaster recovery can succeed HT @TedJacksonPhoto #DRR
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RT @wellcometrust: We're helping to fast-track #ebola vaccine trials in collaboration with global partners
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Does #research make a difference in #globladev? Send your abstracts now for the @RiDNet_Leeds conference
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