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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Civil Society Workshop Series

last modified May 14, 2017 06:51 PM
In May and June the GCF will host a series of workshops with International NGOs and UN agencies. The aim is to increase demand-led global challenges research by making it easier for academics to understand the challenges faced by developing world communities from the perspective of those communities and from the NGOs working for and with them.


At each workshop a visiting organisation will present a number of issues that are undermining its work or the wellbeing of the populations it works with. Researchers will discuss innovative responses to the issues raised and evolve research agendas to encapsulate these. The intention is to evolve collaborative research proposals to submit to the Global Challenges Research Fund and similar funding bodies.

The first two workshops will be with UNICEF Innovation on technologies for children in an urbanizing world, and with WSUP on financing water and sanitation for the urban poor in developing world cities. 

Please let us know if you would like to be kept updated about this workshop series. 

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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