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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Held on the 21st-22nd of July, this two-day conference marked the midpoint for the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. It provided the opportunity to learn from the Global South regarding how the goals can be realised and to celebrate the work led by the CGC community in the last 5 years -  the conference addressed the following key themes and keynote speakers:

  • Climate adaptation: Professor Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change Adaptation and Development
  • Young people and Work: Professor Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University 
  • COVID-19: Professor Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy 

We are thankful for the world-renowned interdisciplinary expertise contributed by CGC’s External Advisory Board and to Cambridge-ZeroCambridge-Africa, and the Young people and Work Commission for their collaboration in delivering the event.


The programme for the conference can be found here 

You can also view more information on the speakers

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) 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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