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SciDev.Net is a non-profit organisation that produces news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development. They primarily engage with development professionals, policymakers, researchers, the media and the informed public. The organisation was founded in 2001 with the aim to redress the imbalance in scientific knowledge between rich and poor countries. It does so through its free-to-access website, regional networks and specialist workshops. SciDev.Net aims to help individuals and organisations apply evidence and insights from science and technology to decision-making in order to have a positive impact on equitable and sustainable development and poverty reduction. The main office is based in London but there are six regional desks based in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, South-East Asia & Pacific, Middle-East & North Africa and West Africa.

Affiliated grantees

Funded projects


This project explores how the opportunities arising from female-driven efforts in civil society, policy, and science are bringing about progress to reduce maternal mortality in three countries.

Crossing The River

This interactive web documentary follows the struggle for life of four passionate female health professionels in Sub-Saharan Africa, where maternal mortality registers the highest rates in the world.

Watergrabbing - A Story of Water

Watergrabbing explores the lack of water sovereignty and the limitation of access to water. It shows the consequences of these issues and the positive and negative practices.


This project will collect data on the corporations that control the global seed market and the impact that they have on farmers and seed producers.

Why Is Fertiliser So Scarce In Africa?

This project analyses why fertiliser is hardly used on farms in Africa when it has helped transform agriculture in nations like India, reducing hunger and improving prosperity.

SEEDversity - Feeding the Planet, Cultivating Diversity

A movement of farmers and scientists is promoting a worldwide sustainable and participatory approach to agriculture and food sovereignty. This project documents the impacts of this innovation in northern and southern rural communities.