The Global Research Alliance (GRA) is an international network of eight applied research organisations that works to promote application of science and technology to solve large scale issues facing developing countries. The alliance was formed in 2000 in Pretoria, South Africa. Today, the GRA has access to over 60,000 people across its membership.
Our vision is for a world where the application of innovative science and technology, through collaboration and co-creation, delivers access equality, improves lives, and solves global development challenges.
The GRA uses the best science and technology to solve some of the biggest problems in the developing world. These global issues span borders, cultures and religions and require a cross-boundary response. We address these problems by:
- mobilising the creative energy of our globally and culturally diverse researchers to address global development challenges through innovation
- sharing the breadth and depth of our science and technology resources and uniting with local partners, communities, industry and collaborators
- generating and implementing appropriate, affordable and sustainable solutions with positive and lasting impact
The GRA implements these solutions through partnership-based projects. The GRA also delivers technology workshops in developing countries and advises governments of developing countries on their national innovation systems.