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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Session 5: Global research cooperation and funding- sharing knowledge through new partnerships

Thu 04 May 2023, 11.45 am
Trusteeship Council Chamber


6 7 9 11 17


This session will explore the status of global research cooperation and funding - especially in the Global South – for the achievement of the SDGs. It will bring together key public and private funders of research and development (R&D) and other key R&D actors. Following a global status overview, specific cases of R&D cooperation and funding will be discussed, including cases of global and regional cooperation across borders and academic disciplines. These cases will illustrate just how important international arrangements have become for global R&D and how indispensable they are for an effective response to the “polycrisis” and for achieving the SDGs. A conversation among key R&D funders and key R&D actors from public and private sectors will explore best practices and new ideas on how to better share knowledge, improve the current funding systems, and to strengthen collaboration and build new partnerships. The session is expected to identify high-impact actions based on lessons learnt.

Chaired by H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations

  • Moderator:
    • Mr. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Senior Vice President, Elsevier; Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences; and Professor em., Physics Institute, University of Campinas, Brazil; 
  • Panelists:
    • Ms. Katja Becker, President, Global Research Council; and President, Deutsche For schungsgemeinschaft, Germany
    • Ms. Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves, Head, Internet Governance Office, FCCN, Unidade de Computação Científica da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal; and Chair of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development
    • Mr. Kazuhito Hashimoto, President, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    • Mr. Fulufhello Nelwamondo, CEO, National Research Foundation of South Africa
  • Lead discussants:
    • Ms. Charlotte Watts, Professor, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director for Research and Evidence in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Offices, United Kingdom
    • Mr. Marco Antonio Zago, President, FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil
    • Ms. Kendra Sharp, Head, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, USA TBC
  • Interactive discussion


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