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

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CGC Co-Creation for Global Challenges

The Co-Creation for Global Challenges events are part of the focus of Cambridge Global Challenges in facilitating the dialogue and co-creation between Cambridge researchers and end-users in the developing world.
Workshop on User-Centred Design in Developing World Contexts (application deadline: 19th December 2017)

Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0HE
From Jan 10, 2018 09:00 AM to Jan 10, 2018 05:00 PM
This workshop will introduce the principles of user-centred design and explore the specific challenges and opportunities that commonly arise when using this approach to co-create innovative responses to global challenges.

Technology for Development Graduate Sandpit (application deadline: 19th December 2017)

Maxwell Centre
From Jan 15, 2018 09:30 AM to Jan 15, 2018 05:00 PM
The Sandpit aims to bring together Graduate and Early Career Researchers in Cambridge to form small inter-disciplinary teams to generate and develop new technology-based ideas that could provide effective and affordable solutions to challenges faced in the developing world.

Masterclass in Design Methods for Global Challenges (19th March 2018)

Maxwell Centre
From Mar 19, 2018 10:30 AM to Mar 19, 2018 06:00 PM
This Masterclass will explore the similarities and differences between particular disciplinary approaches to co-creation with end-users – systems design, public health-oriented co-creation methodologies, product development and participatory development research – and their application to scientific research that intends to benefit communities in developing countries.

Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) – Cambridge Relationship Building Workshop (application deadline: 16th February)

From Mar 26, 2018 09:00 AM to Mar 28, 2018 06:00 PM
The aim of this workshop is to establish an ongoing partnership between the Universities of Bahir Dar and Cambridge based on a shared commitment to contributing to society. Workshop participants will identify shared common interests and evolve collaborative research proposals to submit to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and other funding programmes that support research for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Cambridge Global Challenges 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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