Past event

We invite you to join us at a virtual event hosted by UKCDR: Research enablers for impact – accelerating the impact of the UK’s investment in international development research on the 29th September 2020. This lunchtime dialogue will lead a strategic discussion on how to enable, accelerate and evaluate impact of the UK’s investment in international development research.

The event will also launch 11 high level impact success stories compiled through a unique collaborative effort by UK research funders including FCDO (Formerly DFID), UKRI, BEIS, DHSC and Wellcome, showcasing the critical role which research plays in addressing the challenges faced by developing countries, and the UK’s contribution to achieving that impact.

Opening keynote remarks:

Sir Patrick Vallance, UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor


Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies


  • Nupur Barua, Head of South Asia Research Hub, FCDO
  • Eunice Muthengi, Ag. Head – East Africa Research Hub, Research and Evidence Division (RED), FCDO
  • Helen Fletcher, Head of International Development, UKRI
  • Nyovani Madise, Director of Research and Development Policy & Head of the Malawi officeAfrican Institute for Development Policy

Register for the event here

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