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Cambridge Global Challenges Annual Conferences


Bringing together the University of Cambridge's global challenges community and its collaborators contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the annual conferences highlight ongoing and emerging i) research themes across the University, ii) collaboration opportunities with researchers  and iii) implementation partners in ODA- target countries funding opportunities that support research contributing to the SDGs in developing world contexts. 



The design of the day meant that the sessions were really engaging and the breadth of expertise was impressive. At a personal level, I have begun discussions that should have very valuable outcomes.” 
Catherine Hasted, Head of Business Partnerships at the Strategic Partnerships Office at the University of Cambridge


Cambridge Global Challenges Round Tables


Cambridge Global Challenges Round Tables give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Round Tables, which prioritise participation by early career researchers, are informal and discursive. Speakers are encouraged to present on the progress of their research, and any difficulties they are facing working in developing countries. CGC will try to help with the latter where possible.



The Round Table initiated discussions with a researcher from the Clinical School working in a similar area, on isolates from the same continent and with links and contacts with me that are very relevant to my research. It is a great delight to see this collaboration grow from one week to another. The follow-up and support from the Cambridge Global Challenges team have also been amazing: I am now more confident to explore other opportunities that the University offers.” 
Chioma Achi, PhD Researcher at the Department of Veterinary Medicine


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the SRI's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


Contribute to Cambridge's response to COVID-19 in the Global South

Join working groups that invite your collaboration, create a new working group and learn about available funding opportunities here.


Contact us

Research Strategy Manager (Dr Sara Serradas O'Holleran):​.