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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Ese Emerhi

Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) – Global Network Weaver

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Professor Mizan Khan

LUCCC (Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change) – Director ICCCAD (International Centre for Climate Adaptation and Development) – Deputy Director

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Dr Nyovani Madise

Malawi Office of the African Institute for Development Policy – Director of Development Policy and Head

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Professor Shedden Masupe

Botswana Institute For Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) – Chief Executive Officer

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Professor Tassew Woldehanna

Addis Ababa University – President

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Yamini Aiyar

Centre for Policy Research (CPR) New Delhi – President and Chief Executive

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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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Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


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Research Strategy Manager (Dr Sara Serradas O'Holleran):​.