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

Julie Calkins reports on what the new global framework 4 #DRR has to say about how science can reduce disaster risk:
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How to get #climatechange factored into long-term decisions in #Africa? Report via @cdknetwork & @future_climate
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We help UK science to improve the lives of ppl in developing countries. See how we do it: #globaldev
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Are you doing interesting research for #globaldev? @devcomms seeking contributions for its Annual Conference
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.@AngloAmerican @CocaCola_GB @DellUK we've mentioned you in our work on how businesses impact on developing countries
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Calling all #globaldev innovators: there's an international category for the KEC Impact Awards with your name on it.
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DEADLINE TOMORROW - become the new Director of UKCDS. Help maximise the impact of UK science on #globaldev
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Get your applications in for @ESRC @DFID_Research's call on #education in challenging #globaldev contexts by 14 May:
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Today is #WorldTBDay - take a look at @wellcometrust @DFID_Research @The_MRC research to end tuberculosis worldwide:
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Today is #WorldTBDay! Take a look at @wellcometrust @DFID_Research @The_MRC research to end tuberculosis worldwide:
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Have you seen the (very swish) Future Climate For Africa page on the @cdknetwork? via @NERCScience @DFID_UK
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Wonderful sunny morning at @Rothamsted for the launch of the Big Data #Agri-tech catalyst
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