The role of funders in enabling equitable research partnerships for development


Live recording from UKCDR & ESSENCE event at the UNGA77 Science Summit, 26 Sep 2022

27 September 2022

UKCDR & ESSENCE hosted a virtual session ‘The role of funders in enabling equitable research partnerships for development’ as part of the Science Summit at United Nations General Assembly 77 (UNGA77) on 26th September 2022.

The session brought together a dynamic group of panelists from funder organisations around the world and aimed to identify and discuss practical ways in which research funders and institutions can embed equity in international scientific collaboration to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Moderator: Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization


  • Rodrigo Correra-Oliveira, Vice-president for Research and Biological Collections, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil
  • Karine Kålsås, Senior Adviser, Norges forskningsråd (Research Council of Norway)
  • Edson Faria, Administrador Financeiro, Fundo Nacional de Investigação, Mozambique
  • Julia Kemp, Deputy Director for Research and Evidence in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Case study showcase videos:

In developing the Good Practice Document ‘ Four Approaches to Supporting Equitable Research Partnerships’, we gathered case studies with relevant examples of learning in practice matched to each approach. Here we share four videos from some of the case studies showcasing perspectives from the research community. Featuring:

  • 00:00 Elrha
  • 01:32 Sustainable Futures Network
  • 03:57 EDCTP
  • 05:33 COSTECH

Get in touch

Equitable Partnerships: Dr Alice Chadwick El-Ali, Senior Research Policy Officer

UKCDR: Dr Maggy Heintz, Executive Director

ESSENCE on Health Research: Dr Garry Aslanyan, Manager, Partnerships and Governance, World Health Organization, TDR

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