What is the NextGen Database?

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the NextGen Database is a fully searchable, bilingual, online, public database that includes Canadian researchers from universities, colleges, institutes, think-tanks and civil society organizations working on international development and humanitarian assistance. Researchers are classified according to areas of focus – topics, countries, regions, demographics, as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The added SDG filter for the database was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s SDG Program, and allows NextGen to map areas of research to the SDGs agenda to identify how academics in Canada contribute to the implementation of the SDGs. 

The NextGen Database has been developed as a commitment to promoting collaboration in research and knowledge exchange. If you are a researcher, this database will allow you to update and promote your current areas of research focus. The Database also provides an accessible portal into your work to other Canadian academics, media, government, and civil society organisations. 

The NextGen Database currently boasts more than 750 profiles. Researchers are affiliated with over 90 well-respected institutions across Canada. The more people know about it, the larger it will become! 

If your research project is geared towards the SDG targets, join our database. For any questions or concerns, you can get in touch with NextGen at [email protected].