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UKRI funds 12 global research hubs, many targeting Africa

Posted by Charles Clerck (Admin) 2 months ago

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced funding for 12 ‘global research hubs’ to tackle complex development challenges, nine of which will have an element of geographical focus on Africa.

Over the next five years these interdisciplinary research Hubs will work with governments, international agencies, NGOs and community groups in developing countries to provide creative and sustainable solutions to help make the world safer, healthier and more prosperous.

These new UKRI Global Research Hubs are funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy and puts UK research at the heart of efforts to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Hubs will focus on some of the world’s greatest challenges from improving human health and promoting gender equality and social justice to fortifying ecological systems and biodiversity on land and sea, generating agricultural sustainability and fostering greater resilience to natural disasters.

You can find out further details here: https://www.ukri.org/news/new-global-research-hubs-to-tackle-complex-development-challenges/

This post was edited on Dec 17, 2018 by Charles Clerck

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Comments (2)

BHUVANA K.B says... 1 month ago

MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2019

Here is the link for further details: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/arl-2019/...er-scheme-2019/

Charles Clerck says... 1 month ago

These are two separate things Bhuvana.

On my blog post we refer to twelve newly funded interdisciplinary research Hubs which will work with governments, international agencies, NGOs and community groups in developing countries to provide creative and sustainable solutions to help make the world safer, healthier and more prosperous. The Hubs will focus on some of the world’s greatest challenges from improving human health and promoting gender equality and social justice to fortifying ecological systems and biodiversity on land and sea, generating agricultural sustainability and fostering greater resilience to natural disasters so they fit perfectly to this platform.

The MRC/DfID link is for a completely separate call being made jointly by the MRC and DfID but thank you highlighting

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