Global Challenges Research Fund workshop outcomes
NERC hosted a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) community engagement workshop titled 'Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Interactions: The role of environmental science' in London on 4-5 September 2017. This workshop took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Portland Square in London.
The workshop aimed to inform attendees about GCRF and the 2nd collective fund call, the Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Development Challenges - external link; to share experiences and best practices in official development assistance (ODA) research, forming equitable partnerships, developing interdisciplinary research programmes and delivering large scale hub investments; to discuss and identify opportunities for the UK environmental science community to engage in the 2nd GCRF collective fund call and facilitate links between, academics, international development practitioners, beneficiaries and users across a range of disciplines.
The full workshop booklet can be found below.
Presentations from speakers at the workshop are also available below.
- GCRF strategy and the 2nd collective fund call (PDF, 858KB) - Professor Stuart Taberner, RCUK
- Development and delivery of a research hub (PDF, 1.6MB) - Professor Kai Bongs, UK Quantum Technology Hub
- Building equitable research partnerships (PDF, 3.1MB) - Professor Virgilio Viana, Amazonas Sustainability Foundation
- Environment, climate and biodiversity mainstreaming for inclusive SDG achievement in South Asia (PDF, 3.2MB) - Dr Madhav Karki, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, Nepal
- Addressing the challenges around climate change, agriculture and food security in developing countries (PDF, 1.4MB) - Dr Philip Thornton, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
- Governance of natural disasters and disaster risk reduction: The experience of Brazil (PDF, 1.9MB) - Dr Jose Marengo, Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN), Brazil
- Situating interdisciplinary energy and environmental research in challenges of sustainability governance (PDF, 1.7MB) - Dr Ben Campbell, University of Durham
- A Case for interdisciplinarity (PDF, 1.3MB) - Professor Claire Heffernan, London International Development Centre
- Working with environmental scientists: A view from the humanities (PDF, 4.8MB) - Dr Caroline Williams and Dr Daniel Haines, University of Bristol
- Interdisciplinary journeys in public health (PDF, 2MB) - Professor Alan Dangour, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Coral reefs and why people matter - Professor Selina Stead, Marine Management Organisation
- Official development assistance in the research context (PDF, 425KB) - Dr Kate Hamer, NERC
- Outcomes and impacts in development research (PDF, 1.3MB) - Dr Sumi David, Arts & Humanities Research Council
- Funding assurance in international research programmes (PDF, 291KB) - Dr Avril Allman, NERC
For further details, please contact:
NERC GCRF Team