Welcome to our blog – where researchers and innovators, leaders and those working on the ground share their personal stories and reflections on international development issues.
Like the rest of the world, Indonesian’s are battling the COVID-19 crisis. And like the rest of world, Indonesia's researchers are devoting their time and their expertise to support the national and global response to the pandemic. Newton Fund Programme Officer, Safiera Nadya highlights some of the great work Newton Fund researchers in Indonesia are doing to tackle COVID-19...read more
For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science Jemma Wadham, Professor of Glaciology at the University of Bristol and Newton Fund awardee, explains what led her to work in this field and why storytelling in science matters.
Cities are under increasing pressure to meet rising demand to provide high-quality services for their citizens, and to do so in the most cost-efficient way possible. The Newton funded CityZen project is engaging directly with older citizens and healthcare professionals in São Paulo...read more
The Philippines recently declared a national epidemic after an outbreak of dengue in the country infected more than 200,000 people, causing hundreds of deaths. Dr Andrew Davidson, Reader in Systems Virology at the University of Bristol explains how a Newton funded international collaboration is helping to address this problem...read more
Dr Fabiola León-Velarde, President of CONCYTEC explains how the partnership between the UK and Peru through the Newton-Paulet Fund is providing mutual learning opportunities and equipping policymakers with the tools they need to promote research and innovation for sustainable economic development and social welfare...read more
The Global Innovation Policy Accelerator is a ground-breaking collaborative capability development programme for senior innovation policymakers. Ben Reid, Head of International Innovation at Nesta explains how programmes like this can transform innovation systems...read more
Despite its fundamental importance to our very existence, biodiversity is decreasing at an alarming rate. On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we look at the science and innovation partnerships pursuing a better understanding of biodiversity in Colombia and finding practical solutions to protect the planet...read more
Glaciologist, Caroline Clason, has faced significant personal and professional challenges on her academic journey so far, but that hasn't prevented her seizing the opportunity to lead a large grant on Peruvian glacier retreat – a critical issue for global sustainability...read more
Jennifer Githaiga, researcher at University of Cape Town, shares her journey – from achieving her PhD, to entering uncharted academic waters managing a Newton funded project to improve awareness of breast and cervical cancer symptoms among women in South Africa...read more