To unlock the full potential of science to achieve the SDGs in the short time frame that is left, the business as usual approach to science funding is not enough. More strategic and collaborative approaches to science funding are required, moving away from individual to collective action.
Together, science funders are in a powerful position and can achieve a longer-term impact at a scale beyond what any one actor could achieve alone. With the increasingly likely prospect of a long-term economic downturn and its impacts on science funding, collaboration between science funders becomes even more important. And the SDGs framework provides a common language and organizing principles for that collaboration to happen.
This decadal initiative is a collaboration of the willing. It is open to traditional science funders and to organizations that depend on strong science for the success of their own work on SDGs, including foundations, development aid agencies and private sector organizations.
Join us and be part of a coalition of the willing to unleash the full potential of science and drive system change in the way science is done, assessed, and funded.