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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Conservation & SDGs app testing Jun 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Gecko Room, Third Floor David Attenborough Building,
Help Cambridge Conservation Initiative test an app that allows conservation professionals to look at the links between their project level activities and the SDG targets.
NERC Data Tree data management training workshops (several deadlines form 15th June 2018) Jun 21, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM Edinburgh (and others),
Data Tree is a new free online self-paced course, funded by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). It aims to equip researchers with appropriate knowledge for research data management, along with ways to engage and share data with business, policymakers, media and the wider public.
Mapping Morality in Global Health - an interdisciplinary conference (abstract deadline: 9th February) from Jun 26, 2018 09:00 AM to Jun 27, 2018 05:00 PM
This conference will bring together scholars from across a range of fields (ethics, politics, history, theology, economics, epidemiology) and a range of global health practitioners (scientific researchers, public health officials, clinicians) to discuss some of the most pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary and historic global health enterprises. Already confirmed speakers include Peter Redfield, David Heymann, and Lindsey McGoey.
Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South from Jun 27, 2018 09:00 AM to Jun 29, 2018 06:00 PM Lausanne, Switzerland,
The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center-CODEV/EPFL, is bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to create a platform for scientific exchange and innovative technology solutions to support social, environmental and economic development in the Global South.
Postcolonial Ecologies in the Global South: Explorations at the Culture/Nature Interface (workshop registration deadline: 20th June 2018) from Jun 28, 2018 12:45 PM to Jun 29, 2018 07:30 PM Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT, Cambridge,
The Consortium for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Global South invites all Cambridge researchers - from PhD students to senior academics- working on the culture/nature interface or on any other theme related to postcolonial ecologies in the Global South to participate in this workshop.
Consortium for the Global South Workshop Postcolonial Ecologies in the Global South: Explorations at the Culture/Nature Interface (registration deadline 20th June 2018) from Jun 28, 2018 12:45 PM to Jun 29, 2018 07:30 PM Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT,
A joint workshop between the Centre of Development Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies, Centre of African Studies, Centre of Latin American Studies and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute in order to exchange ideas and define collaborative research agendas regarding one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
GCI Round Table – Easter 2018 (applications open) Jun 29, 2018 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge,
Trustworthy Technologies Garden Party 2018 Jun 29, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Betty Wu Gardens, Wolfson College, Cambridge,
Annual garden party of the Cambridge Trustworthy Technologies SRI.
CRASSH In search of 'Good' Energy Policy Seminar: water energy food policy: Supporting the diffusion of anaerobic digestion Jul 05, 2018 from 12:00 AM to 02:00 PM Alison Richard building, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge,
The last In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminar of Easter term will consist of a talk given by Professor Liz Varga, Cranfield School of Management on WEF – water energy food policy: supporting the diffusion of anaerobic digestion, with a response by Dr Pablo Salas, C-EENRG, University of Cambridge.
AcMedSci/Britac/Royal Society/RAEng Symposion: Inclusivity and Wellbeing, Coastal Communities in a 3°C World from Jul 15, 2018 09:00 AM to Jul 18, 2018 05:00 PM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Symposion organised by the Frontiers of Development Programme on marine and coastal stewardship. The programme works to engage expertise from 4 UK Academies (Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineers).
Call for Participants: UK-India Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop (deadline 30th June 2018) from Sep 04, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 07, 2018 06:00 PM Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India,
The workshop theme is Scopes and Challenges for the development of novel antimicrobial agents from Ayurvedic medicinal plants to combat the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
Ninth EDCTP Forum from Sep 17, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 21, 2018 05:00 PM Lisbon, Portugal,
The theme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)'s Ninth Forum will be Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships.
Data Challenges in Cardiovascular Research Sep 24, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM McGrath Centre, St Catherines's College, University of Cambridge,
Big Data Strategic Research Initiative and Cardiovascular Strategic Research Initiative have joined forces to raise awareness of the types of data-related challenges in cardiovascular research and to maximise collaborative opportunities between clinical and computational research groups in Cambridge
World Social Science Forum 2018 (deadline for session proposals: 1st September 2017) from Sep 25, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 28, 2018 05:00 PM Fukuoka, Japan,
The World Social Science Forum 2018 is the fourth in a series of international, interdisciplinary social science conferences focusing on contemporary global challenges. The Forum will address the issue of security for all people in an equitable and sustainable world.
2018 MASTS Annual Science Meeting: Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Seas (deadline 27th July 2018) from Oct 31, 2018 09:00 AM to Nov 02, 2018 06:00 PM Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow,
This cross-disciplinary meeting will examine the modern challenges that face our marine waters, and identify ways and means to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
ESRC Festival of Social Science (deadline 1st June) from Nov 03, 2018 09:15 AM to Nov 10, 2018 05:00 PM

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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