Three research teams from University College Dublin will share in €2.1 million of funding provided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge to develop solutions to climate action challenges.
Run in partnership between Science Foundation Ireland and Irish Aid, the SDG Challenge currently has six teams competing to develop innovative solutions to problems associated withclimate, biodiversity and the environment, with a specific objective of addressing challenges in countries where Irish Aid works.
Some of the ideas developed include: mapping mangroves in Vietnam, evaluating solar disinfection technology in Malawi, recycling heat from meat production in Zambia, investigating green infrastructure in Tanzania, exploring relationships between water and the ecosystem in sub-Saharan cities and working with farmers for climate change in Uganda.
The winner of the SDG Challenge will receive €1m to further advance their solution.
These projects represent international collaborations between research institutes in Ireland and groups in Irish Aid partner countries, in this case Tanzania, Zambia, Vietnam, Malawi and Uganda.