UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is today announcing (10th December) the ‘GCRF Collective Programme’. This new Programme will bring together a wide range of researchers from across the UK and developing countries to generate innovative solutions to intractable development issues and contribute to enabling healthier and safer lives, sustainable development and prosperity for all.

This new Programme, is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in 2015, designed to stimulate research on the challenges faced by developing countries. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

The UKRI GCRF Collective Programme, will consist of a series of calls designed to enhance the overall impact across the six strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios in global health, education, sustainable cities, food systems, conflict and displacement, and resilience. Research across these areas is contributing to realising the ambitions of the UK Government’s aid strategy and progressing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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