What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 16/02/2018

16 February, 2018

Announcements and News

  • International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt calls for action on sexual abuse within aid sector and publishes letter to NGOs – gov.uk
  • NGOs commit to principles to ensure zero tolerance of sexual exploitation – Bond
  • Wellcome Trust is funding a new global study designed to gauge public attitudes to science and key health challenges – Wellcome Trust
  • MRC and Kidney Research UK funded project has created functioning kidney-like tissue from stem cells – MRC
  • DFID announced that UK aid partner The Halo Trust finishes decade-long operation clearing landmines in Herat province, Afghanistan – gov.uk
  • Science and Technology Committee announced  the Brexit Science and Innovation summit participants – parliament.uk
  • DFID published the Evidence digest for January 2018  on violence against women and girls – gov.uk


Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • The Gates Foundation Annual Letter: The 10 Toughest Questions Bill & Melinda Get – Gates Foundation
  • Single trapped atom captures EPSRC Photography Competition’s top prize – EPSRC
  • “Science research loses out if the flawed career structure puts people off” – Wellcome Trust Blog
  • Could the Commonwealth be a viable source of research networks should the UK fail to secure access to the EU’s research programmes post-Brexit? – Times Higher Education
  • Carillion’s collapse and the future of commercial contracting for INGOs – Bond

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