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Global Challenges Initiative

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

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GCI Co-Creation for Global Challenges

The Co-Creation for Global Challenges events are part of the focus of Global Challenges Initiative 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)

Maxwell Centre
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.

Masterclass in Design Methods for Global Challenges

Maxwell Centre
From Jan 11, 2018 09:00 AM to Jan 11, 2018 05:00 PM
This Masterclass will explore the similarities and differences between particular disciplinary approaches to co-creation with end-users – namely participatory development research, public health-oriented co-creation methodologies, agile software development and human-computer interaction design – in developing world contexts.

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

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.

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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