UKCDR Annual Stakeholder Event

UKCDR Annual Stakeholder Event

UKCDR is pleased to invite you to our first virtual Annual Stakeholder Meeting, ‘Looking to the long-term: Sustainable research partnerships between LMICs and the UK’ on March 10 2022.

Beyond sustainably increasing investment in science, technology and research and supporting the development of associated skills and expertise, one of the fundamentals to solving the world’s greatest research challenges and addressing needs is the ability to work in equitable partnerships. The way in which research is undertaken is just as important as the outputs of research, and equity in research is central to achieving that impact.

With the recent cuts in ODA funding for international development research, it is now more important than ever to understand barriers to equitable partnerships and use the lessons learned over the past few years to move from principles to practice.

With a focus on UK – Africa partnerships, the event will be an opportunity to listen and share perspectives and experiences on:

  • The role of research and innovation in international development
  • Global partnerships from an African and UK universities perspective
  • How research partnerships have evolved over the past five years
  • How research partnerships are perceived and how we can we approach them in a mutually respectful way
  • How we define impact and how is it embedded in research

Keynote speaker: Marie Staunton, Chair, UKCDR SCOR Board

Moderator: Maggy Heintz, Executive Director, UKCDR

Presenters and Panelists:

  • Prof. Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Advisor, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Executive Vice President, Centre for Economic Transformation
  • Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General, African Research Universities Alliance
  • Prof. Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies
  • Dajana Dzanovic, Head of Strategic Partnerships, UUKi

This event is for funders, universities, and researchers working in international development from across the UK and low- and middle-income countries.

You can watch a recording of the event below, using the passcode =%vUT%4N

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