Africa’s Voices Foundation Recognised for Groundbreaking Research Work


Africa’s Voices Foundation Recognised for Groundbreaking Research Work – Press release Africa’s Voices Foundation receives the President’s Medal at the 2016 Market Research Society Awards. The Prestigious prize recognises extraordinary achievement in social and market research. London (Tuesday, 6 December 2016) – Africa’s Voices Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received the prestigious Market … Continue reading Africa’s Voices Foundation Recognised for Groundbreaking Research Work

T4D Hub First Annual Report


Cambridge is a global technology hub and the most successful entrepreneurial cluster in Europe, home to cutting-edge innovations developed across the fields of wireless, microchips, computing, and the life sciences. It is also the centre of a growing number of researchers, engineers, and international development experts passionate about using these innovations to solve the most … Continue reading T4D Hub First Annual Report

Technology for the Bottom Billion Workshop


Actionable ideas that nibble away at extreme global inequality were at the heart of a workshop aimed at addressing how science and technology can improve the lives of people living on less than $2 per day. Projects in healthcare, education and business that focused on the specific needs of the world’s poorest and marginalised included … Continue reading Technology for the Bottom Billion Workshop

Microfinance Innovation for Financial Inclusion in Developing Economies: Learning from M-Pesa and Beyond


Science Non-Fiction seminar (22nd February 2016) with Dr Karl Prince, Research Associate at the Judge Business School, previously a senior consultant at Sagentia technology consultancy in Cambridge. When M-Pesa, a mobile phone-based money transfer system provided by network operator Safaricom, was launched in Kenya in 2007, the way in which people handled their finances transformed. Arduous … Continue reading Microfinance Innovation for Financial Inclusion in Developing Economies: Learning from M-Pesa and Beyond

Cataloging Global Diversity in the Human Genome: Promises and Pitfalls


Science Non-Fiction seminar (8th February 2016) with Dr Manjinder Sandhu, Lecturer in Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care; Group Leader, Genetic Epidemiology Group – Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Cataloging the human genome, its variations and mutations, promises to give us ever-greater understanding of human history, migration patterns, and the diseases and treatments that … Continue reading Cataloging Global Diversity in the Human Genome: Promises and Pitfalls

Who Owns Big Data? Will Machine Learning Systems Extract Cognitive Rents from the Poor?


Science Non-Fiction seminar (25th January 2016) with Alan Blackwell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, University of Cambridge; Director of the Crucible network for research in interdisciplinary design; with a response from Richard Harper, previously Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and author of numerous books on technology and society. Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data conjure up … Continue reading Who Owns Big Data? Will Machine Learning Systems Extract Cognitive Rents from the Poor?

The Formidable Queen Mothers of Ghana


One of our members, Dominique Chadwick, together with three other colleagues, recently applied for the European Journalism Centre (EJC)’s Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) to produce a multimedia project on one of the millennium development goals. Their successful project focused on the role and work of the Queen Mothers of Ghana who have become a … Continue reading The Formidable Queen Mothers of Ghana

Testing Water Quality in Tanzania


This blog will document the travels of two Cambridge PhD students working on testing water quality and portable water purification methods in Tanzania. Mike Coto and Hajime Shinohara will be working in the town of Vingunguti, in the Ilala district of the Dar es Salaam Region for 3 weeks in August 2015. They will be undertaken a … Continue reading Testing Water Quality in Tanzania

CGE International Development Awards


We are delighted to announce the winners of two awards, who have each received £1000 to be used to forward the aims for their project as well as mentorship support from the Centre for Global Equality for a year. The Awards and Winners are: The Dr K Anji Reddy Centre for Global Equality Award for Global Health Innovation: MANY congratulations to WATER … Continue reading CGE International Development Awards