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Cambridge Global Challenges


The REAL Centre one day conference on 9th March celebrates the work of Professor Christopher Colclough. The event will be opened by Sir Richard Jolly, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.

The one day conference will focus on the seminal work of Professor Christopher Colclough and continuing his legacy.

Developments on key themes of Professor Colclough's work will be discussed, including:

  • States or Markets in International Development Debates
  • Gender and Primary Schooling in Africa
  • Global Monitoring of Education Goals
  • Educational Outcomes and Poverty


9.00-9.30 Registration (Tea and coffee on arrival)
Opening keynote address: 
Sir Richard Jolly, Institute of Development Studies
Chair: Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge
10.00-11.15 Panel 1: States or markets in international development debates
  • Jim Manor, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Stephany Griffiths Jones, Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University
  • Monazza Aslam, University of Oxford

Moderator: Raphie Kaplinsky, University of Sussex

11.15-11.30 Tea and coffee
11.30-12.45 Panel 2: Global monitoring of education goals
  • Steve Packer, Associate Consultant for Oxford Policy Management
  • Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge

Moderator: Jude Fransman, Open University

12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.15 Panel 3: Gender and education in Africa: 20 years on
  • Esme Kadzamira, Centre for Educational Research and Training, Malawi
  • Mercy Tembon, World Bank
  • Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge

Moderator: Lucy Lake, Camfed

15.15-15.30 Tea and coffee
15.30-16.45 Panel 4: From RECOUP to TEACh
  • Anuradha De, Cord, India
  • Rabea Malik, IDEAS, Pakistan
  • Nidhi Singal, University of Cambridge

Moderator: Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh

16.45-17.00 Closing remarks
Madeleine Arnot, University of Cambridge
17.00-19.00 Drinks reception


Please sign up and find further information here.

Friday, 9 March, 2018 - 09:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
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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