In August and September, CGE Cultivator venture Blue Tap field tested their chlorine injector with CGE member Afrinspire in Uganda. The team visited Kabale, Mbarara, to set up a test rig, and met with local plumbing associations. The expedition was funded through a T4D Travel Award from the Winton Programme for Sustainable Technologies and the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust.
On Friday 28 September, CGE and Cambridge Wireless co-hosted CW Unplugged: Megacities. The event explored innovative technological solutions for challenges faced in emerging Megacities. CGE Cultivator ventures Camnexus and CamBike Sensor presented business and technology focused questions to the participants. Potential solutions were explored during an ideation workshop and the event was followed by an evening of networking.
Between 27 June and 9 July, the Cultivator project ApRES, testing radar technology for monitoring underground water resources, successfully conducted its first field trial in South Africa. The expedition was sponsored by an award from the Tech4Dev Graduate Sandpit, as well as the British Antarctic Survey, who developed the instrument.
CGE hosted three Missing Maps Map-a-thons with employees from Arm Ltd at the Systems House Office. Missing Maps is a community of volunteers that maps vulnerable people in crisis-prone areas. Working with Humantarian OpenStreetMap, Team Arm and 2030 Vision we spent three weeks mapping Karnplay in rural Liberia for the Liberia Local Empowerment Government Integration and Transparency Programme (LEGIT). In 12 hours we mapped 8,676 buildings … Continue reading CGE hosts Missing Maps Map-a-thons
On 18 August CGE once again visited partner organisation JeCCDO in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Amongst other collaborations, we are working with JeCCDO at their public library and resource centre, a facility that provides a supportive learning environment for between 500 and 600 individuals a day. We took micro:bitsfor the C++ coding academy and observed English conversation classes. We also visited the … Continue reading CGE visits Ethiopia
CUiD is a student-run organisation providing a non-partisan platform for debate about issues of international development. The society organises speaker events and panel debates, in which leading figures in academia, government and industry share their experiences to inspire and inform students. CUiD also produces a free biannual magazine, Vision. In the interests of widening participation, CUiD … Continue reading The Cambridge University International Development Society (CUiD) is looking for sponsors
The University of Cambridge ICE offers part-time Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma courses, starting this autumn. These include the Undergraduate Certificate in International Development (deadline to apply 3 September), the Undergraduate Diploma in International Development: Environment, Sustainability and Globalisation (deadline 3 September), and the Undergraduate Certificate in International Relations (deadline 5 October). These courses allow members of the public … Continue reading University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) International Studies and Politics part-time courses for 2018 – 2019
Last week CGE and Cambridge Global Challenges hosted our annual Summer Picnic. Over fifty people in our networks joined us for a relaxing afternoon of networking, eating and bathing in sunshine. Thank you to everyone that joined us and contributed to the picnic.
On Thursday 14 June, nine early career researchers embarked on the new Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme to work on major challenges facing the modern world. CGE facilitated the afternoon session and will mentor fellows in their exploration of solutions to global challenges associated with biomedicine. CGE Cultivator member, and CEO of WaterScope, Dr Alex Patto is in this year’s cohort. More information about the fellowship … Continue reading CGE supports the Borysiewicz University of Cambridge Fellowship Programme
On Tuesday 26 June, CGE and Cambridge Wireless co-hosted CW: Unplugged Tech for Water. The event explored innovative technologies contributing to tackling water management and water quality challenges in developing and emerging economies. CGE Cultivator ventures WaterScope, Blue Tap and Majico presented business and technology focused questions to the participants. Potential solutions were explored during an ideation workshop followed by an evening … Continue reading CGE Cultivator ventures at CW: Unplugged