NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development
NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development programmes, funds and monitors innovative research on global issues, with a focus on sustainable development and poverty reduction. NWO-WOTRO's research projects are realised by interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the North and South and in close collaboration with non-academic stakeholders. These partnerships yield solutions for development challenges and strengthen the bridge between research, policy and practice.
NWO-WOTRO implements the NWO strategy 2015-2018. In addition, NWO-WOTRO engages with the framework of the knowledge policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Top sector policy of the Dutch government. Based on these commitments, NWO-WOTRO has developed a strategy plan that includes the following overall objectives:
- increase the generation, dissemination and utilisation of high-quality knowledge
- increase the generation of groundbreaking ideas
- enhance knowledge synergy for development
- strengthen research capacity in developing countries
NWO-WOTRO realises these objectives by developing research programmes and activities together with national and international stakeholders from inside and outside the scientific community. These stakeholders include researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and the private sector.
Research programmes in cooperation with a Knowledge Platform of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
WOTRO facilitates the research component within the knowledge platforms of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The knowledge platforms form a robust knowledge base on international cooperation by supporting research and the development and exchange of knowledge.All programmes for WOTRO Science for Global Development
NWO-WOTRO research programmes
NWO-WOTRO initiates themed programmes to fund specific scientific research that contributes towards solving societal issues. By issuing national and international calls for proposals, the best scientists and consortia are selected to come up with solutions in consultation with the requesting parties.All programmes for WOTRO Science for Global Development
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WOTRO Science for Global Development is the division of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) focusses on funding research into development issues and global challenges. WOTRO is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a festive conference: WOTRO 50 Years – Forward Thinking. The purpose of this conference is to look for new ways of shaping research.The programme brochure shows the full programme and background of this conference at 15 October 2014.
This document presents WOTRO's strategy for the 2011-2014 period. This strategy builds upon proven strengths and proactively responds to changing environments. It is the result of a process of consultation and dialogue with partners and stakeholders, both in the Netherlands and in developing countries.
Synergy is a one-off WOTRO magazine that celebrates the coming together of scientific excellence and development relevance. The pursuit of these two ideals brings fundamental and applied research closer together and advances knowledge sharing across disciplines, and between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.