Funded by IDRC, the INGSA Research Associate Grant Program is designed to facilitate the flow of information between researchers and governments to ensure that sound scientific evidence informs policymaking and that national and regional science advice systems advance.
The 2018 research associates were selected through a competitive process that attracted applications from around the world. Grant recipients will receive €15,000 each to manage and conduct a project of their choice on the priority research theme of the role of scientific evidence and advice in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They will also receive professional development opportunities and support from INGSA.
The 2018 INGSA research associates are:
Kristoffer B. Berse, Philippines
Project: An investigation into the role and dynamics of Filipino scientists in providing scientific advice and evidence to support the development and implementation of policies pertaining to SDGs
Abdelali Laamari, Morroco
Project: Smart water governance in Moroccan agriculture: Science and policy new partnership and cooperation
Laely Nurhidayah, Indonesia
Project: Addressing sea level rise through integrated coastal zone management, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable livelihoods: Semarang as a case study
Temilade Sesan, Nigeria
Project: Strengthening the contribution of evidence to household energy policymaking: The case of Nigeria
Miguel Vera, Bolivia
Project: The role of research centres in the generation and promotion of knowledge for the SDGs
D.P.P. Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka
Project: Scientific evidence and advice on drug supply control and demand reduction activities in Sri Lanka