Research in Developing Countries
Research conducted by Elsevier and SciDev.net in the 2015 Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape report revealed that that only 2% of sustainability science research output is produced by developing countries, despite the fact that these countries are often the hardest-hit by climate change and resource scarcity. For many low-income countries, this so-called ‘science poverty’ limits their involvement in vital research. The Research in Developing Countries program will seek to redress the balance with four key partnerships designed to widen access to academic knowledge, including:
The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, awarding projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest challenges whether in water, sanitation or energy.
The TWAS North South Collaboration in Sustainability to boost the creation of sustainability science in developing countries. The 4-year grant will provide support for sustainability themes at annual conferences, including travel fellowships for PhDs, postdocs and visiting professors and fellowships throughout the year.
An expanded Librarians without Borders program to create a cadre of dedicated Research4Life trainers in the North and South. The program promotes the ability of each nation to strengthen and build health sciences information capacity with qualified health sciences librarians, with supporting technological infrastructure, and with access to quality information.
Research in Developing Countries News
May 18th, 2018
Winners of the 2018 Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge address food security challenges From the peaks of Nepal […]
January 9th, 2018
Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev, a senior researcher in the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, […]
October 18th, 2017
Climate change has been a growing challenge for many of people living around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Hundreds of […]
July 18th, 2017
Industry leaders weigh in on the future of green and sustainable chemistry and how to tell the public about it […]
July 3rd, 2017
One of the first female editors of the African Journal Partnership Program reflects on the challenges and milestones Dr. Lucinda […]
July 3rd, 2017
TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Sustainability Case Studies Competition announces its 2017 winners, who are all from Africa How do we empower young […]
May 26th, 2017
Physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in under-resourced communities around the world to receive access to the latest clinical information […]
May 26th, 2017
Medical search engine lets doctors and nurses find evidence-based answers while treating patients Pediatric Residents Toua Xiong Gniachue, MD, Phengphet […]
May 18th, 2017
€75.000 awarded to innovative projects in health & sanitation and bioremediation of polluted soil The winners of the 2017 Elsevier […]