Research in Developing Countries
Research in Developing Countries is one of our four partnerships areas.
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” area seeks to redress the balance with key partnerships designed to widen access to academic knowledge:
The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge awards 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 boosts the creation of sustainability science in developing countries, supports sustainability themes at annual conferences and offers travel fellowships for PhDs and visiting professors.
The Librarians without Borders program supports Research4Life trainers, promotes strong health sciences information capacity and assist librarians – through technological infrastructure and access to quality information.
Research4Life e-learning Program is led by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The program aims to equip existing and potential users of the Research4Life programmes with the knowledge and the skills required to access and use the information effectively and efficiently.
Research in Developing Countries News
June 5th, 2019
“Chemistry can play a key role in finding practical solutions to urgent challenges” – juror in Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & […]
February 14th, 2019
5 researchers from developing countries are preparing to accept the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for their work in the physical […]
September 27th, 2018
Research4Life partners have renewed their commitment through 2025 and created a new Rule of Law program In her years as […]
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 […]