A unique opportunity from the University of Kent for NGOs, charities and other organisations working in International Development.
The University of Kent is a leading multidisciplinary University based in the city of Canterbury, in the south east of England. We are holding an International Development event from 2nd-6th July 2018.
The aim of this event is to develop practical research based solutions to real problems faced in developing countries. We already collaborate with organisations from across the globe, but we want to use our expertise to help new partners.
We would like to invite representatives from organisations working in the field to this event. However we recognise that the costs could be prohibitive, so we are offering bursaries to cover travel and accommodation costs.
The event will include talks from research funders and UK government representatives amongst others, but at the core will be workshops to develop proposals that can be submitted to the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund scheme. You will play a vital role in these workshops, setting the challenge for our researchers to help resolve.
If you are interested in attending, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY 2018, with brief details about your organisation and the work that you do, the problem that you want to overcome, and the country or region that you are active in.
Funding is limited and we will not be able to invite all applicants. We will advise you soon after the closing date if you have been successful.
Some of the projects that we are already involved in include:
- The establishment of biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine production in Thailand and neighbouring South East Asian countries to enable these countries to produce their own animal vaccines and biopharmaceutical (protein) drugs.
- A project which aims to open up communication with academics in former Soviet states of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan by setting up hubs of excellence in research in these countries, to empower the target countries in research, impact governance and public policy outreach.
- Helping to develop optimized investment strategies that minimise flood impacts on the road infrastructure in Vietnam.
- Improving the law on housing rights in South Africa and Brazil.