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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Professor Alan Blackwell (Co-Director)

Technology; Design; Data; Intelligence; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Dan Storisteanu

Technology; mHealth; Biometrics; ICT4D; Department of Medicine; School of Clinical Medicine

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Professor Alan Blackwell (Director of Research)

Technology; Design; Data; Intelligence; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Dr Jagjit Srai

Technology; International supply chains; Sustainable supply chain design; Supply network design and capability; Value chain analysis and mapping techniques; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Toby Norman

Technology; mHealth; Biometrics; ICT4D

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Dr Agnieszka Iwasiewicz-Wabnig

Science; Technology; Innovation; Brokering collaborations; Multi-disciplinary approaches; Maxwell Centre; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

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Giles Barton-Owen

Technology; Software; Design; Machine learning; Language processing; Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Laura James

Innovation; Technology; Engineering; Internet; Knowledge-led empowerment; ideaSpace; innovationLabs

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Fung Sing Choi

Technology; Lighting; Solar power; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical 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.


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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.


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