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Digital transformation in Africa: three lessons from India's experience

27 July 2018

African economies and India have faced many similar challenges to digital transformation. However, India has successfully launched many unique digital initiatives in the last few years. So what lessons can African countries learn from India’s experience?

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Recipients of Newton-Bhabha grants to address the global health needs of women and children announced

26 July 2018

Seven research partnerships will receive a total of £10 million under Phase 2 of the Global Research Programme on Health between UKRI (led by the Medical Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council), the Department for International Development and India’s Department of Biotechnology, under the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

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'The Child of the Radio' - the positive public health impact of health communication

23 July 2018

Development Media International (DMI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are publishing the results of a randomised controlled in Burkina Faso that shows extraordinary results from a malaria education radio campaign.

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A better measure of research from the global south (Nature, Vol 559, Issue 7712)

23 July 2018

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDCR) developed a tool to evaluate the quality of research that is grounded in, and applicable to, the local experience to change how we assess applied and translational research.

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Vice-Chancellor’s awards showcase Cambridge researchers' public engagement and societal impact

23 July 2018

The 2018 winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards at Cambridge University have been announced.

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Sir David Attenborough launches new' polar ship

23 July 2018

Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey.

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Lord Ahmad publishes annual Human Rights Report 2017

23 July 2018

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

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Implications of UK-EU negotiations for development and aid examined

23 July 2018

The International Development Committee took evidence from the Secretary of State for International Development on UK-EU development cooperation and the implications for UK aid on 17th July 2018.

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Cambridge researchers join new initiative on urban air pollution

18 July 2018

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge are part of a cutting-edge project to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution and improve air quality in the capital.

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'How to Get to SDG 6: Invisible Barriers to Urban Water and Sanitation'

17 July 2018

In order to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6, N. Jeffery argues, the invisible challenges to better urban water and sanitation systems have to be tackled, too: governance, finance, and capacity development.

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative 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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Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte): coordinator@gci.cam.ac.uk​