We are pleased to invite you to 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 the 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
- Vijay Rangarajan, Director General, Americas, and Overseas Territories at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Former UK Ambassador to Brazil (June 2017 until August 2020)
- Molapo Qhobela, CEO, South Africa National Research Foundation
- Eunice Muthengi, Ag. Head – East Africa Research Hub, Research and Evidence Division (RED), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
- Helen Fletcher, Director of International Development, UKRI & Professor of Immunology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine