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Thematic workshops hosted by partner research and implementation organizations in developing countries, to advance the in-country definition of research agendas.

Cambridge Global Challenges put me in contact with like-minded people who I would never have met otherwise. After a group of Ugandan researchers visited Cambridge with CGC's support, I was able to visit them back and get a closer understanding of their reality and research practices. Such a great opportunity allowed me to engage in fruitful discussions and we are now pushing our ideas further.” 
Tiago Azevedo, PhD Researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. 

Cambridge Bahir Dar Digital Infrastructure Initiative (BDDII) – Workshops in Cambridge and in Bahir Dar [13th February 2019 and 12-14th March 2019, respectively]

With 110 million people Ethiopia is Africa’s the most populous least developed country. However, with an GDP Annual Growth Rate of over 10% it has one of the fastest growing non-oil economies in the world. The telecoms and media sectors are opening up, generating a short window of unprecedented opportunity to design and roll out digital infrastructure and allied services differently. The programme aims to produce a roadmap of new digital infrastructure for the city of Bahir Dar, where CGC has established a long-term partnership with the Bahir Dar Institute for Technology

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Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) – Cambridge Relationship Building Workshop [Application deadline: 16th February; 24-27th March 2018]

The aim of this workshop is to establish an ongoing partnership between the Universities of Bahir Dar and Cambridge based on a shared commitment to contributing to society. Workshop participants will identify shared common interests and evolve collaborative research proposals to submit to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and other funding programmes that support research for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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.


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