Think Tanks and Academia
newDemocracy is first and foremost a research organisation. Their principal interest is to ensure citizens trust government decision making. They do this by working with governments to design and operate public engagement projects that enable everyday people to contribute to reaching shared and trusted recommendations around challenging areas of public policy. They seek to work exclusively with government decision-making and not for private individuals or companies.
Daffodil International University (DIU) is one of the leading universities in Bangladesh; it has strong foreign partnerships all over the world, creating a global network. As a higher educational institution, DIU is committed to respond to the universal call for the SDGs.
This new and innovative centre is funded by Durham University for three years 2019-2021. The Centre currently consists of a single cohort of 25 international PhD students, all citizens of a developing nation. Each student is undertaking a three year fully funded PhD programme designed to identify steps towards a solution to a specific global challenge aligned with one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.