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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Cambridge Global Challenges Round Tables give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Round Tables, which prioritise participation by early career researchers, are informal and discursive. Speakers are encouraged to present on the progress of their research, and any difficulties they are facing working in developing countries. CGC will try to help with the latter where possible.


9.20-9.30: Registration and coffee

9.30- 9.40: Introduction to Cambridge Global Challenges and to CGC Round Tables (David Good – Cambridge Global Challenges)

9.40- 10.10: Domestic solar power generation for energy poverty alleviation in Tanzania (Teng Long – Department of Engineering)

10.10- 10.40: Genomic analysis of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella from Nigeria (Chioma Achi – Department of Veterinary Medicine)

10.40- 11.10: Whose vulnerability counts? Older Syrian refugees and the politics of healthcare in Jordan (Sigrid Lupieri – Centre of Development Studies)


11.10-11.30: Coffee break


11.30- 12.30: Advancing the impact of University-generated knowledge in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) through academia-industry partnerships – a collaboration between research institutions in Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique and University of Cambridge

  • Programme overview (Sara Serradas Duarte – Cambridge Global Challenges)
  • Transformative Industrial Policy for Africa (Jostein Hauge  – Department of Engineering)
  • Open research tools for emerging bioeconomies (Jenny Molloy – Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)
  • IP models and technology transfer – case of India and Brazil (Pratheeba Vilmanath – Department of Engineering)
  • Developing best-practice for knowledge exchange and non-academic partnerships (Vibhuti Patel – School of Biological Sciences)


*Please note that the time of this session has been amended to 3rd May 9.30-12.30 – the event will no longer happen on 6th May.*

Information about previous editions of the programme can be found here.

Please get in touch ( if you have any questions or if would like to share research projects in forthcoming editions of the Round Tables.

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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