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International Development Research @ Cambridge



Dr. Sharath Srinivasan is a Lecturer in Governance and Human Rights in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), the Director of Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) and a Fellow of King’s College. 

Sharath’s current research follows two core themes: the politics and ethics of external intervention in civil conflicts with a focus on Sudan and South Sudan and the role of new information and communication technologies in political change with a focus on sub-Saharan more broadly. His work involves active collaboration with researchers in Africa - including Professor Christof Heyns (University of Pretoria; UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Summary Executions) and Professor Winnie Mitullah (Director, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi) – and was the starting point for Africa’s Voices. Africa’s Voices is a non-profit research organization that leverages new opportunities created by new digital communications to amplify and elevate the voices of Africans – in all of their diversity – to the levels of development and governance actors.

The knowledge generated by Sharath's research, namely through the analysis of digital, citizen-data generated data by Africa’s Voices, can impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

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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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