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Research Strategy Office meeting about the GCRF Research Hubs Call - 25th July, 3-5 pm, Room 125, David Attenborough's Building

20 July 2017

Researchers are invited to attend a meeting about responses to the Research Hub Call convened by the Research Strategy Office. The objective of this meeting, which will be chaired by the member of the GCF advisory committee Bhaskar Vira, is to discuss specific ideas for the GCRF Research Hubs: key research questions, scope of the hubs, current and prospective partners to involve, outputs and impacts.

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Cambridge Global Challenges will become a Strategic Research Initiative in October 2017

4 July 2017

Thank you very much for all your support, participation and enthusiasm so far and we really look forward to keep working with you.

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Read more at: Africa's Voices wins Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant

Africa's Voices wins Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant

26 June 2017

Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF), founded and run by GCF members, has won a Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant in recognition of the positive social change that it adheres to.

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“We need to break science out of its ivory tower – here's one way to do this”

26 June 2017

Opinion piece by GCF member Jenny Malloy and Max Liboiron (Memorial University of Newfoundland) at The Conversation.

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GCF thematic working groups formation meetings

23 June 2017

The Global Challenge Forum is organising a series of meetings from June onwards to establish thematic working groups, some of which are likely to focus on coordinating funding proposals.

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WSUP Civil Society Workshop - The Urban Sanitation Challenge: Research Priorities and Funding Opportunities (26th June 2017, 13.30-17.00, Alison Richard Building)

21 April 2017

This 3-hour workshop, led by Cambridge Global Challenges and London-based not-for-profit Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), will explore research prospects in the area of urban sanitation.

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Civil Society Workshop Series

21 April 2017

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.

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Infrastructures for Fair Global Societies

21 April 2017

In March 2017 Cambridge Global Challenges hosted a workshop titled "Infrastructures for Fair Global Societies" for ideaSpace’s innovationLabs programme.

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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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