As knowledge broker, Skat Foundation facilitates knowledge exchange between and among various stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, and policy makers supporting the co-development of innovation in its areas of expertise. Through knowledge brokering, Skat Foundation aims to bridge the gap between academic research, policy and practice and to encourage evidence-based decision-making, and decision-based evidence making.
UPGro Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor
Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro), is a seven-year international research programme (2013-2020) which is jointly funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It focuses on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to enable developing countries and partners in SSA to use groundwater in a sustainable way to benefit the poor.
REACH – improving water security for the poor (Knowledge Broker)
Reach is a global research programme, led by the University of Oxford, to improve water security for the poor by delivering world-class science that transforms policy and practice. Living in poverty often means a struggle for water security. Rapid urban growth, unregulated pollution from industry, extreme floods and droughts, lack of reliable and safe drinking water, and increasing damage to water ecosystems threaten economies and undermine the lives of the poor.