Research initiatives/academic groups
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The Contraceptive Research and Development Program of Eastern Virginia Medical School is dedicated to producing better and safer contraceptives for developing countries, to protect against the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Its projects include the Bill and Melinda Gates-funded Global Microbicide Project, which funds pilot and major research projects, and the Consortium for Industrial Collaboration in Contraceptive Research (CICCR). The website contains limited information about its activities, and guidelines on how to apply for funds.
This UN University centre focuses on research in global development and poverty issues. Its website publishes details of ongoing projects and links to relevant publications on topics such as poverty, governance and Africa's economy. It also links to current and past training activities, events and job openings.