Satellites may provide things such as weather data, but some believe their funding would be better spent elsewhere, finds Talent Ng'andwe.
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By joining the debate over the post-2015 agenda, scientists can bolster the clear case for including environmental issues, says Myles A. Wickstead.
Scientists must partner with development actors and local communities to safeguard important plants.
17 May 2013
A study reveals a link between urbanisation and malaria, raising hope that cities sprouting in developing nations will help reduce malaria.
15 May 2013
Communicators and journalists complement one another and should work together to promote public engagement with scientific knowledge.
Post-2015 discussions offer a chance to link the environmental and development agendas — it shouldn't be bypassed, says Myles A. Wickstead.
15 May 2013
Analysis of scientific trends can help policymakers target limited resources where science and development collide, argues Linda Nordling.
Producing enough food for a rapidly growing population, and taking care of our planet are two of the world's biggest challenges.
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world today. Long-term development planning must now include measures to deal with it.
Healthcare poses a complex challenge for developing countries, interweaving problems of science, health and development.
New technologies have the potential to accelerate a country's development, but a global technology gap remains.
Developing countries are increasingly recognising the importance of science in developing their economies, and the challenges that entails.
Scientific information is crucial for a variety of stakeholders, but communicating science poses a challenge for all.