Making science work for development

What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 08/09/2017

8 September 2017

Announcements and News


  • The Department for Exiting the EU published a negotiation paper focused on science and innovation –
  • Hurricane Irma: deployment of UK aid experts and a British naval ship is in the region ready to help –
  • Wellcome joins £52 million global drive on antibiotic resistance – Wellcome Trust news
  • Aid saves lives and stops problems reaching our shores: Op-ed by Priti Patel – The Times
  • The MRC and AHRC join forces on global public health challenges - MRC news
  • UK-China projects to develop next generation of offshore renewable energy technologies - EPSRC news




Reports and events


Other news and interesting links

  • NERC launches UK-wide photo competition to capture your #Enviromoment, part of the build up to the UnEarthed event in Edinburgh 17-19 November
  • The Times published a comment piece by Jeremy Farrar, outlining the urgent need to address continuing uncertainty about the UK’s future relationship with the EU on research, and the mutual benefits of working together.
  • Can these super-crops feed Africa? BBC Video Report
  • Emma Rosen