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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 14/07/2017

Living Sea - Jakob Nilsson-Ehle
14 July 2017

Announcements and NewS

  • Hear Dr Jasdeep Sandhu speak about the structure and purpose of UKCDS and what we would do if it did not exist – UKCDS
  • PM announces new measures to help Africa boost its prosperity and stability –
  • UK announces £90 million funding for family planning in Ethiopia – FCO
  • UK to save a woman’s life every 90 minutes by increasing family planning support – DFID
  • Director’s update: G20 leaders’ pledges on global health – Wellcome  
  • £2.2m awarded to arts and humanities researchers to tackle anti-microbial resistance – AHRC
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee Chair reappointed – DEFRA and JNCC
  • Addressing global challenges receives boost with new projects in agriculture and food systems sustainability – BBSRC
  • 18 million euro for transnational research on inequality across the life-course – ESRC    
  • NERC annual report – NERC
  • Future of the sea – Government Office for Science  


Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • DevCommsLab is a site for people who want to play a part in improving public engagement with global poverty - DevCommsLab
  • Theresa May to spend aid money on insurance against disasters in Africa – The Guardian
  • Change your ways of working to encourage real innovation – Bond
  • 4 takeaways from the African Union summit – Devex
  • Development’s End – Geographical
  • International migration mapped – Al Jazeera  


  • Annelise Andersen