We recognise that tackling big humanitarian challenges requires diverse types of expertise to be paired with practical insights from humanitarian practitioners. The UK has a strong history of applied humanitarian research and has positioned itself as a global leader in science and technology.
However this vast array of UK academic expertise is currently not mapped or connected in a way that would be beneficial for humanitarian funders, practitioners and policymakers or for academics themselves. As such, an opportunity exists to bring together this humanitarian research and innovation eco-system through the creation of an online, open access directory and through strategic networking events.
We are pleased to be working with Science Practice to deliver this initiative which will focus on achieving the following:
- Enabling humanitarians to identify new UK collaborators more easily when developing research projects.
- Increasing collaboration across research activities, projects, and sectors, with the aim of maximizing shared learning.
- Creating a sustainable directory of UK academic expertise that is designed by humanitarians and effectively meets their needs.
We are pleased to be working with Science Practice to deliver this project