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Lessons From The Past: Archaeology, Anthropology And The Future Of Food (registration deadline: 1st Aug 2018) Aug 23, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM Oxford Martin School University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD,
The Oxford Martin Future Of Food Programme and The British Museum are aiming to bring together leading researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of global food security.
SDG-Conference: Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for impact from Aug 30, 2018 09:00 AM to Aug 31, 2018 05:00 PM Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands,
The conference centres around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG2) and create partnerships (SDG17).
British Council Researcher Links Workshop: Innovations in Agriculture and Food for Healthy Societies (application deadline: 22nd June 2018) from Sep 03, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 05, 2018 05:00 PM
Are you interested in AgriFood, in the early stages of your research career and interested in building new collaborative links with early career researchers in China? If so, this workshop is for you.
Call for Participants: UK-India Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop (deadline: 30th June 2018) from Sep 04, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 07, 2018 06:00 PM Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India,
The workshop theme is Scopes and Challenges for the development of novel antimicrobial agents from Ayurvedic medicinal plants to combat the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
UK-Argentina AMR partnership building workshop (application deadline: 16th July 2018) from Sep 10, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 14, 2018 05:00 PM Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Ahead of a joint call for addressing antimicrobial resistance in the environment (opening: October 2018) BBSRC and NERC are inviting expressions of interest from eligible UK researchers to attend a partnering workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
British Council Researcher Link workshop: Improving food security and nutrition in Kenya – strengthening Indigenous Leafy Vegetables research and innovation capacity from Sep 10, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 13, 2018 05:00 PM Nyeri, Kenya,
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.
Agri-Tech East Pollinator Event: Innovation to Improve Water Management Sep 13, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Easton Campus, Easton and Otley College, Norwich NR9 5DX,
Agr-Tech East network event on water management with speakers from Verdesian, Anglian Water, the Norfolk Rivers Trust and Cranfield University.
Ninth EDCTP Forum from Sep 17, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 21, 2018 05:00 PM Lisbon, Portugal,
The theme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)'s Ninth Forum will be Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships.
People, Plastics and our Planet – Venturing for Solutions from Sep 18, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 21, 2018 06:00 PM Aurora Cambridge, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OET,
Are you passionate about the issues that surround plastics in our environment? Would you like to contribute to finding solutions to current key challenges? Do you already have an idea for innovation that can reduce/re-use/recycle plastic? Would you like to find ways to change people’s behaviour around plastic? People, Plastics and Our Planet offers the unique opportunity for early career researchers and entrepreneurs to come together over 4 days to develop and test ideas around solving the challenges that plastics in our environment pose
Data Challenges in Cardiovascular Research Sep 24, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM McGrath Centre, St Catherines's College, University of Cambridge,
Big Data Strategic Research Initiative and Cardiovascular Strategic Research Initiative have joined forces to raise awareness of the types of data-related challenges in cardiovascular research and to maximise collaborative opportunities between clinical and computational research groups in Cambridge
World Social Science Forum 2018 (deadline for session proposals: 1st September 2017) from Sep 25, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 28, 2018 05:00 PM Fukuoka, Japan,
The World Social Science Forum 2018 is the fourth in a series of international, interdisciplinary social science conferences focusing on contemporary global challenges. The Forum will address the issue of security for all people in an equitable and sustainable world.
Water, land and crop management from Sep 25, 2018 10:00 AM to Sep 27, 2018 03:00 PM Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Crowmarsh Gifford Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB ,
Algal Biotechnology Techniques and opportunities for the sustainable bio economy (registration deadline: 31st Aug 2018) from Sep 27, 2018 09:00 AM to Sep 28, 2018 05:00 PM Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, CB2 3EA,
The aim of this professional development course is to provide introductory hands-on training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and subsequent molecular and metabolite analysis under laboratory and small to large scale growth facilities.
5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (early bird registration: 31st Aug 2018) from Oct 08, 2018 09:00 AM to Oct 12, 2018 05:00 PM ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP,
Advancing Health Systems for All in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: How should health systems engage communities to achieve universal coverage?
Bond 'Funding for Development' Conference 2018 Oct 08, 2018 from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB,
Bond’s second annual Funding for Development Conference aims to inform on latest insights and trends in public and institutional fundraising.
International Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference - London 2018 from Oct 11, 2018 09:00 AM to Oct 12, 2018 05:00 PM
The UK government is hosting an international high-level conference on illegal wildlife trade (IWT) in London in October 2018.
AHRC/GCRF Early Career Researcher's Project Development Workshop (application deadline: 23rd July 2018) from Oct 25, 2018 09:00 AM to Oct 26, 2018 05:00 PM London,
The GCRF programme "Changing the Story: Building inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict countries" has launched a new funding scheme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supporting research that considers the relationship between young people and civil society organisations (CSO) in post-conflict countries.
2018 MASTS Annual Science Meeting: Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Seas (deadline: 27th July 2018) from Oct 31, 2018 09:00 AM to Nov 02, 2018 06:00 PM Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow,
This cross-disciplinary meeting will examine the modern challenges that face our marine waters, and identify ways and means to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
ESRC Festival of Social Science (deadline: 1st June) from Nov 03, 2018 09:15 AM to Nov 10, 2018 05:00 PM
Livestock, Environment And People (LEAP) Conference (free registration deadline: 30th July 2018) Nov 07, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM St Anne’s College, University of Oxford,
The LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of recent multidisciplinary research and build a community of researchers in this field to share evidence and tools to inform action.
London 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference from Nov 08, 2018 09:30 AM to Nov 09, 2018 05:30 PM London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Keppel Street London WC1E 7HT,
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is proud to be hosting the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference on 8-9 November 2018.
CID Annual Meeting of Minds 2018 Nov 16, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Robinson College, Cambridge ,
The annual meeting of Cambridge Infectious Diseases (CID) showcases exciting infectious diseases research from across the University.
Water Management using the Integrated Hydrological Modelling System, IHMS from Nov 27, 2018 09:00 AM to Nov 29, 2018 05:00 PM CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB,
Short course held by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. The participants of the 3 day workshop will gain modelling and catchment water management by using data of studied catchments and the model.
The WildCRU Forum on Conservation Geopolitics: developing conversations across disciplines from Mar 19, 2019 05:00 PM to Mar 22, 2019 05:00 PM Worcester College, University of Oxford,
The aim of this conference is to spark a scholarly and practically-minded conversation around Conservation Geopolitics – how it shapes global trends that threaten wildlife, and how it might work as a site of intervention for conservation futures.

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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