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New Year’s Honours list

New Year’s Honours List. Photo cred – mature times These include: Prof David Mackay – former Chief Scientific Advisor of the Department for Energy and Climate Change...

12 January 2016

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Scrutinising UK aid in a changing landscape

Scrutinising UK aid in a changing landscape. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has produced a new briefing paper explring the changing international...

11 January 2016

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New Impact Initiative launched

New Impact Initiative launched. Source – pexels These are the (1) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research (2) Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research...

18 December 2015

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World leaders decide the future of our climate

World leaders decide the future of our climate. Pexels The world’s nations have come to an agreement on a new plan to reduce fossil fuel emissions and minimise the effects...

14 December 2015

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Chief Executive of the MRC reappointed

Chief Executive of the MRC reappointed – John Savill Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), has been reappointed to lead the research...

4 December 2015

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DFID explains its approach to agriculture

  The Department for International Development has published its conceptual framework to guide its future approach to agriculture and the agrifood sector. Agriculture is a...

3 November 2015

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Wheat Yield Partnership funds eight projects

The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) has announced eight major projects it will be funding as part of its first competitive call. The projects cover a broad range...

3 November 2015

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£20m to understand Africa’s changing climate

The Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) initiative is investing £20 million into understanding Africa’s changing climate and how best to use climate information to inform...

2 November 2015

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UK launches its major Energy Africa campaign

The Department for International Development has launched the UK’s Energy Africa campaign. The campaign, which was formally started last week, aims to help achieve...

26 October 2015