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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Cambridge Global Challenges defines impact chain protocols – R&D diffusion mechanisms and implementation solutions – in developing world contexts.

New doors were opened during the programme facilitated by Cambridge Global Challenges: the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency showed interest in adopting SignCoach for access by the Deaf society to their services, I was invited by the local radio station to present my work and both the level of adoption and of feedback from the general public significantly increased.” 
Lucia Otsetwe, researching Deaf-assistive technology at Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) 




Advancing the impact of University-generated knowledge in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) through academia-industry partnerships Programme – Workshop in Gaborone and in Cambridge [19th-22 May and 17-21 June 2019, respectively]

Some of the outputs of this programme are featured in this University of Cambridge Communications news story. Although six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies in 2018 are African and despite overseas investors rating Africa as the second most attractive continent for foreign investment in...

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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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