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Research conducted by Elsevier and in the 2015 Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape report revealed that that only 2% of sustainability science research output is produced by developing countries, despite the fact that these countries are often the hardest-hit by climate change and resource scarcity. For many low-income countries, this so-called ‘science poverty’ limits their involvement in vital research.


The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

The Challenge awards projects that use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest challenges whether in water, sanitation or energy.

The Research without Borders module with the African Journal Partnership Program pairs African health journals with leading biomedical journals from the US and UK to build editorial skills through journal mentoring and training.


The TWAS North South Collaboration in Sustainability boosts the creation of sustainability science in developing countries, supports sustainability themes at conferences and offers travel fellowships for PhDs and visiting professors.


The Librarians without Borders program supports Research4Life trainers, promotes strong health sciences information capacity and assist librarians – through technological infrastructure and access to quality information.


The Research4Life eLearning Program program with the Food and Agriculture Organization with the UN expands Research4Life support for research capacity building from in person trainings to include an online distance learning course for developing country researchers.

Research in Developing Countries News

At the Elsevier Foundation, we recognize our partners’ success as we embed technology to support the UN SDGs As we… [Read more]

Over the past two decades, UN-publisher Research4Life (R4L) partnership has worked to bridge the digital divide, providing free or low-cost… [Read more]

Research4Life champions reveal the formula for this thriving partnership and its far-reaching impact Research4Life provides lower-income countries with free or low-cost… [Read more]

A major event on big data and artificial intelligence in Africa – organised by TWAS, TYAN and the Elsevier Foundation… [Read more]

“Chemistry can play a key role in finding practical solutions to urgent challenges” – juror in Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green &… [Read more]

Top projects awarded for innovative wastewater treatments and solutions for ecosystem balance Dresden, May 9, 2019 Two new chemistry solutions… [Read more]

The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource… [Read more]

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) will contribute new expertise, networks and a third prize for entrepreneurial spirit to… [Read more]

by Adam Fraser When I’m asked about my time in Uganda with the African Journals Partnership Program, I want to mention… [Read more]

by Patreece Spence “Never again would I complain about the shortfalls of open-concept,” I thought as I squeezed into the… [Read more]