UKCDS getting into the Christmas spirit

4 December, 2014

From now until 6 January we will be giving away FREE copies of our book, Science and Innovation for Development, AND our brand new 2015 desktop calendar.

Christmas is a time for giving, a time for receiving and a time for sharing.

So from now until 6 January we will be giving away FREE copies of our book, Science and Innovation for Development, AND our brand new 2015 desktop calendar to anyone on Twitter who retweets the below message or mentions us in a tweet with the hashtag #globaldev.

All you have to do is send the tweet, follow us on twitter and we’ll get in touch through direct message to ask for your address. We’ll then do our best impression of Father Christmas and send you the prizes completely FREE.

The UKCDS Secretariat is also once again raising money for Save the Children through their Christmas Jumper Day campaign. The Secretariat and Officials donned their festive knitwear at the December Officials meeting and is asking for your help in saving children’s lives. Please donate just £2 by texting TEAMUKCDS to 70050. 

The prizes for the gift giveaway:

Science and Innovation for Development is the go-to book on research for international development; demonstrating how science and technology can be harnessed to tackle today’s biggest challenges in poor countries, including climate change, HIV/AIDS and illiteracy.

It was written by two of the UK’s leading international development thinkers, Sir Gordon Conway, former Chief Scientific Adviser for DFID and current Director of Agriculture for Impact, and Professor Jeff Waage, Director of the London International Development Centre.  The book steers clear from complex language or theories, instead delivering a series of fascinating case studies, all sending the same message – science matters and innovation improves lives.

The brand new UKCDS 2015 Calendar Report summarises some of the important and innovative collaborative projects that UKCDS member organisations and stakeholders have been supporting.

Stunning images accompany month-by-month summaries of joint initiatives in international development research, such as: safeguarding public health in humanitarian crises, combating livestock diseases in rural India and forging international science partnerships between the UK and countries around the world.

So now it’s down to you. Retweet the above tweet or send a new tweet and a free hard copy of the book and desktop calendar will be winging its way to you soon.

Terms and Conditions

  • The Christmas giveaway runs from 4 December 2014 till 6 January 2015.
  • Due to postal costs we can only send these lovely gifts to addresses in the UK.
  • Only one prize per person and prizes will be despatched from 15 December onwards.
  • Because of Christmas-time postal traffic and annual leave, prizes will not be despatched between 23 December and 6 January.
  • Offensive or unsuitable tweets will not be accepted.

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