INGSA announces six new research associates

June 29, 2018
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The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) announced the first recipients of the new professional development grants to support early to mid-career researchers or policy practitioners in low and middle-income countries.

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

Read research associate biographies and project descriptions.