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Read more at: Translation of COVID-19 recommendations into African languages and distribution of materials

Translation of COVID-19 recommendations into African languages and distribution of materials

30 August 2022

Dr Ebele Mogo is a researcher at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the founder of the volunteer-run nonprofit Engage Africa Foundation , which uses people-centred and innovative approaches to engage communities especially young people in prevention. While Engage Africa Foundation’s focus has been on non-communicable diseases...


Read more at: Remote monitoring successfully tracks Covid-19 progression over time

Remote monitoring successfully tracks Covid-19 progression over time

30 August 2022

Professor Cecilia Mascolo (Department of Computer Science and Technology) and Professor Pietro Cicuta (Department of Physics) have, together with Professor Andres Floto (Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection at Papworth Hospital) launched a web app for large-scale, crowdsourced data collection. Since...


Read more at: New Blog: Nature Conservation, Climate Change and Indigenous People - Evidence Base, Research and Environmental Justice

New Blog: Nature Conservation, Climate Change and Indigenous People - Evidence Base, Research and Environmental Justice

8 August 2022

Indigenous peoples (IPs) have long been living with nature and observing natural changes whilst sustainably managing and protecting more than 25% of world’s landscape. While IPs constitute only 5% of the world’s population, they contribute to 80% of global biodiversity conservation. However, they are often subjected to systemic racial, socio-economic and legal discrimination resulting in dispossession of their lands and natural resources.


Read more at: New Blog: The impacts of human-induced climate change are exacerbating social and economic inequalities of indigenous peoples - A case study from Bangladesh

New Blog: The impacts of human-induced climate change are exacerbating social and economic inequalities of indigenous peoples - A case study from Bangladesh

8 August 2022

Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC) collaborated with the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), a world-leading authority on climate adaptation practices based in Bangladesh. The collaboration aimed to develop an initiative to understand the scientific alignment of the traditional and cultural practices of the indigenous communities in Bangladesh in terms of climate change resilience and safeguarding livelihoods.


Read more at: Using social listening to explore public sentiments around physical activity in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns in Lagos, Nigeria

Using social listening to explore public sentiments around physical activity in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns in Lagos, Nigeria

16 May 2022

We carried out a social listening exercise to understand how members of the Nigerian public were responding to COVID-19 pandemic control measures between January and August 2020. This exercise helped to trace the evolution of the conversation, identify atypical actors and thus potential collaborators for championing health...


Read more at: Dear Diary: Vulnerable Young People's Experiences of  Livelihood Disruption during COVID-19

Dear Diary: Vulnerable Young People's Experiences of  Livelihood Disruption during COVID-19

25 March 2022

This diary-based project sought to understand the livelihood impacts of COVID-19 on more vulnerable young people in Indonesia and Nepal. In partnership with the Asian Development Bank, Restless Development and the University of Cambridge, nearly 1500 diaries were collected from 100 young people, giving insight into how...


Read more at: Work-from/at/for-home: Women, e-commerce, and work transitions in urban India

Work-from/at/for-home: Women, e-commerce, and work transitions in urban India

23 November 2021

Research on working-from-home has largely focused on middle class mothers pursuing corporate careers in countries in the Global North. There is little to no research on the experiences of women situated in the Global South who are inchoately adapting to working-from-home, most recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in...


Read more at: Oxygen supply in India – Conversion of oxygen enriched diving tanks for COVID-19 patients awaiting hospital help

Oxygen supply in India – Conversion of oxygen enriched diving tanks for COVID-19 patients awaiting hospital help

11 May 2021

The project applied engineering skills to use adaptors on the second stage of diving tanks to connect them to medical grade oxygen masks – as well as create rebreathers for hospitals, organise the logistics from identifying diving centres and hospitals in need. The project is co-led by Global Shapers Hubs networks and...


Read more at: FCDO update on UK ODA cuts - 21/04/2021

FCDO update on UK ODA cuts - 21/04/2021

21 April 2021

Dear Cambridge Global Challenges Colleagues, Following an FCDO Update on the UK ODA cuts , released through a written brief at 5pm on 21 April 2021, we wanted to send an update to the Global Challenges network. We can only continue to ask you to please do the following: Share the information through social media, talk to...


Read more at: BEIS and DHSC update on UK ODA cuts - 03/2021

BEIS and DHSC update on UK ODA cuts - 03/2021

23 March 2021

Dear Cambridge Global Challenges Colleagues, You will all be aware of recent announcements and media coverage of cuts to research funding. This will affect many of our projects and the partners we are working with. In these uncertain times, we aim to summarise the information we have here, and ask you to share this further...


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