IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform. IDS hosts five dynamic research teams, eight popular postgraduate courses , and a family of world-class knowledge services . These three spheres are integrated in a unique combination – as a development knowledge hub , IDS is connected into and is a convenor of networks throughout the world. The Institute is home to approximately 100 researchers, 40 knowledge services staff, 65 support staff and about 200 students at any one time. But the IDS community extends far beyond, encompassing an extensive network of partners, former staff and students across the development community worldwide. As a charity, IDS receives no core funding from the British government.
Introduction to the MK4D programme - Uganda
Content sharing and open API workshop, Kampala 6 th -7 th January 2011 www.ids.ac.uk IDS Knowledge Service and the “Mobilising Knowledge for Development” (MK4D) project Emilie Wilson
IDS - a unique combination of development research, teaching and communications <ul><li>In all of our work, IDS is committed to applying academic skills and knowledge to real world challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>We aim to challenge convention and to generate fresh ideas that foster new approaches to development policy and practice. </li></ul>www.ids.ac.uk
IDS - a unique combination of development research, teaching and communications Teaching Research Communication/ Knowledge sharing
IDS Knowledge Services www.ids.ac.uk/go/knowledge-services www.ids.ac.uk We have been working as “ knowledge intermediaries ” in development research for over forty years and include a range of world-renown services including: <ul><li>The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) </li></ul><ul><li>Eldis sharing the best in policy, practice and research through web tools </li></ul><ul><li>BRIDGE supporting gender advocacy through accessible and diverse gender information </li></ul><ul><li>A number of online and print publications produced in partnership with, amongst others, the AfricaAdapt Network, the Arid Lands Information Network, and the National Library of Malawi </li></ul>
Global Knowledge for global change Policy and practice Intermediaries An end to poverty, social justice prevails and sustainable growth promotes human wellbeing www.ids.ac.uk Research and Knowledge