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Cambridge Global Challenges


Working outside wealthy nations with a strong R&D infrastructure can provide a unique set of challenges and opportunities for scientists. In this webinar eLife looks to investigate funding opportunities and building connections with researchers in low and middle income countries (LIMICs) as a means of supporting a growing research community and global health and development projects.

The speakers have extensive experience in studying, working and supporting research in Sub-Saharan Africa with experience as founders or directors of initiatives including the KEMRI Wellcome Programme in Kenya the African Population and Health Research Centre the JR Biotek foundation and the Wellcome Trust DELTAS programme:

  • Simon Kay (Head of International Operations and Partnerships, Wellcome Trust)
  • Catherine Kyobutungi (Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Centre)
  • Carol N. Ibe (Founder of JR Biotek Foundation; PhD Student, University of Cambridge)
  • Kevin Marsh (Director of Africa-Oxford Initiative; Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford).

eLife invites you to get involved during the Q&A sessions where you will have the opportunity to ask them about their own experiences and explore wider issues around developing connections, funding sources and supporting R&D in Africa.

Please register here.

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative 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.


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Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.


Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte):​