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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Han Cheng

Development politics; Knowledge production; Global South; China; Africa; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Rainbow Wilcox

Digital technology; Multidisciplinary research methods; People's beliefs and practices; Africa; Africa's Voices Foundation; Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR)

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Taskeen Adam

Educational technologies; Inequality; Africa; Digital neo-colonialism; Massive Open Online Courses; Centre of Development Studies; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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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.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the SRI's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

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


Contribute to Cambridge's response to COVID-19 in the Global South

Join working groups that invite your collaboration, create a new working group and learn about available funding opportunities here.


Contact us

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