Making science work for development

Research for Development Impact Webinar: Lessons Learned from ESPA

27 March
Online Webinar

How can research help address the global challenges of our times, and result in positive change in the lives of poor and marginalised communities? Join us for a webinar to learn from a decade of ESPA's experience in funding, carrying out, and assessing research for development impact.

This webinar is for:

  • Researchers
  • Development policymakers and practitioners
  • Funders and managers of research programmes


The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) is an international research programme with the overall aim of providing evidence on how ecosystem services can support or undermine poverty alleviation efforts and communities’ wellbeing in developing countries. Established in 2009, ESPA funded over 100 research projects in 52 countries.

Impact has been at the heart of ESPA; the improvement of the lives of poor people represents the very essence of its research and engagement activities, as articulated in the ESPA Impact Strategy, With the programme coming to an end in a few days, this webinar is an opportunity to reflect on ESPA's experience and share key lessons emerging from ESPA-funded projects and from the programme as a whole.

Please evidenceatespa [dot] ac [dot] uk (get in touch) if you have questions (evidenceatespa [dot] ac [dot] uk).

To join the webinar on the day

Click here and choose the ‘Enter as a Guest’ option - please ensure that you join no later than 11:50 (BST).

It is recommended that you avoid using the Google Chrome browser (Firefox and Explorer work well) and that you connect your computer to the internet using an Ethernet cable to ensure the best connection. You can test your connection here.

For further information and details on mobile access, please contact eventsatespa [dot] ac [dot] uk.