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Facilitated by implementation partners in the Global South, the workshops present challenges faced by communities in ODA-countries from the perspective of their communities to the Cambridge global challenges community. 

If you would like to propose a Civil Society Workshop inviting the participation of members of Cambridge global challenges community, please contact the Research Strategy Manager (Dr Sara Serradas O'Holleran,


The Civil Society Workshop designed by Cambridge Global Challenges was useful in helping us to think about the importance of clearcut quantitative variables that can define sanitation quality and other aspects of our research planning and framing decisions."
Guy Norman, Director of Research & Evaluation, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

Language Sciences / Global Challenges Initiative Research Forum with Africa’s Voices [27th February 2018, 2-3.30 pm]

Africa's Voices combines media and technology in delivering methods to listen intelligently and amplify diverse, local voices. At this meeting, Africa's Voices will present research opportunities of relevance to Computing and/or Language Sciences, amongst other disciplines.

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Civil Society Workshop with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP): Financing Urban Sanitation [26th June 2017, 1.30-5 pm]

The Global Challenges Initative leads the Civil Society Workshops to facilitate the understanding of global challenges by academics. International NGOs and UN agencies present challenges faced by developing world communities from the perspective of those communities in order to enhance demand-led global challenges research.

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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):​.