Solutions for development, from developing countries
Scientific talent exists everywhere, and scientists in developing countries often have unique motivations, perspectives, and insights.
With access to the resources they need, they have limitless potential to contribute solutions to the problems that matter most to their communities. For example:
- Diagnosing, treating and preventing deadly diseases
- Adapting farming systems to climate change so that everyone has enough nutritious food
- Effectively managing crises like natural disasters or global pandemics to minimize suffering
- Developing lower cost solutions for energy storage, purification of drinking water, and environmental protection.
Our programs address key barriers so that scientists in developing countries can lead, innovate, and help to shape a brighter future.
Since 2008, we have equipped…
universities and research institutes in developing countries
departments at those institutions
researchers in developing countries
The right tools for the job means more and better research outcomes
Like all skilled professionals, scientists need the right tools for the job.
Without access to modern equipment, the scope of what even the most brilliant and best-trained researcher can accomplish is limited.
With access, however, researchers can do more.
They can ask and answer different types of questions, often taking advantage of powerful new technologies to tackle problems more directly.
They can publish their work more easily so that others can learn from and build upon it.
They can engage in scientific collaborations as equal partners.
And, critically, they can contribute expertise and evidence to support locally led development.
Impact in action
Our programs eliminate key barriers to equitable participation in scientific discovery
Kishore Bhat, PhD, runs the only center in India for oral microbiology research. At Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences, researchers are studying how the oral microbiome affects overall human health.