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Cambridge Global Challenges – Annual Conference 2018

The Cambridge Global Challenges Annual Conference 2018 conference will bring together the University of Cambridge's global challenges community contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
When Nov 28, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Old Divinity School, St Johns College, St Johns Street, Cambridge
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With a particular focus on the poorest half of the world's population around, this day-long conference will highlight ongoing and emerging:

  • research themes across the University
  • collaboration opportunities with researchers and implementation partners in Official Development Assistance (ODA)- target countries
  • funding opportunities that support research contributing to the SDGs in developing world contexts




Please register on this Eventbrite page before 18th November 2018. Limited places – register now to secure yours!


Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts (max. 350 words) for contributions to the conference is now open; please note that the programme will include presentations, panel discussions, flash talks and posters. Please submit your abstract of research contributing to the SDGs here before 23rd October 2018.


Registration will open at 9 am, the programme will start at 9.30 am and it will be followed by a drinks reception at 5.00 pm.

09.00 – Registration 

09.30 – Opening Remarks

10.00 – Session 1: Interdisciplinary research for challenges faced by ODA-target countries – Session shared by researchers from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) disciplines conducting joint research that contributes to the SDGs in ODA-target countries.

11.15 – Coffee Break and Poster Session

11.45 – Session 2: Flash talks 

12.45 – Lunch and Poster Session

14.00 – Session 3: Methodologies of co-creation for challenges faced by ODA-target countries – Session shared by Cambridge researchers and researchers and implementers in ODA-target countries conducting joint research that contributes to the SDGs in ODA-target countries.

15.15 – Coffee Break and Poster Session

15.45 – Session 4: Implementation of research for the SDGs in ODA-target countries – Session shared by research implementers and funders of research that contributes to the SDGs in ODA-target countries.

16.45 – Closing Speech

17.00 – Drinks reception


The programme will be confirmed by early November.


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Please contact Sara Serradas Duarte (; 01223747375; 01223 351713) if you have any questions.

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