What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 23/03/2018

23 March, 2018

News & Announcements

  • Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt has provided an update to Parliament outlining the actions taken by DFID to strengthen safeguarding in the aid sector – gov.uk
  • DFID and Charities Commission published a joint statement, signed by over 30 NGO and public sector bodies at the Safeguarding Summit – gov.uk
  • 179 UK charities have sent Safeguarding Assurance returns to DFID – gov.uk
  • Science minister, Sam Gyimah MP, announced the Space Industry Act, 8 satellite projects and commercial space opportunities – gov.uk
  • The UK has signed the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL), joining the world-leading research programme to help develop medicines of the future – gov.uk
  • BBSRC funded researchers have developed a new solution to harmful algal blooms, is responsible for killing millions of fish worldwide each year – BBSRC
  • MRC, NIHR & UCL funded researchers have successfully carried out a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with patients regaining sight – MRC
  • NERC recently completed a review of its Earth observation portfolio of services and facilities – NERC


Events & Reports

Other News & Interesting Links

  • Winners of ESRC’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ photographic competition announced – ESRC
  • Listen: how diseases are named and the political, economic and social impact of disease names past and present, with Prof Peter Piot –BBC Radio 4
  • Mapping techniques to ‘leave no one behind’ by providing unprecedented detail to aid efforts from vaccination to disaster relief – SciDevNet
  • Nominations for Tech4Good Awards have now opened. Enter before 8 May – AbilityNet
  • RRS Sir David Attenborough – An exciting new chapter for UK science – NERC
  • How to survive climate change: a lesson from Hurricane Maria – Mosaic

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