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Cambridge International Development Conference

17th February 2018 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

£10 – £15

****************** UPDATE ******************

Panelists, speakers and workshops confirmed! There will be lots going on at this year’s IDC for you to choose from.

Speakers on the day include Catherine Thomé (who worked as a cultural mediator for MSF in refugee camps in Greece) and Ken Surridge (Chair of Porridge and Rice, an organisation supporting nearly 2000 children in Nairobi slums). In the panel session, panellists will discuss “How to develop technology for the developing world”, and “How useful have our efforts to better the world through education been?”

There will be a breakout session, in which you can choose to:

1) watch Dominique Chadwick discuss her film-making and participatory media projects

2) attend a workshop by Missing Maps, where you will learn how to map vulnerable populations (NB: if you would like to take part in this workshop you must complete an online form – attendees will be on a first-come-first-served basis and you MUST bring a laptop on the day)*.

At the end of the conference there will be a networking hour (with wine!) where you can mingle with each other, our speakers, and invited NGOs.

Tickets are still available! They are £10 for students, and £15 for non-students. This includes conference ticket, lunch, coffee and tea, and the networking hour with wine.

More information on the day and speakers can be found here: www.camidc.org.uk

What you can expect at the Cambridge International Development Conference:

The day brings a diverse array of scholars and experts in the field of international development in contact with interested members of the Cambridge community. Through discussions we aim to provoke interesting conversations, to encourage new connections within the field and to inspire delegates to appropriately engage with issues in this field. The conference has a variety of events to look forward to: talks from distinguished speakers; four separate panels; workshops; and a networking hour where attendees can mingle with each other and invited NGOs.

The connecting thread of it all is the emphasis on ‘productive partnerships’: How can international organisations work together? Why have local partnerships been historically neglected? How can we even measure whether a partnership is productive? These types of question, and a focus on critical analysis, are the guiding force of the day.

*The link for the online registration form will be sent to you via email on Friday 9th February. To take part in this workshop you must bring a laptop.


17th February 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
£10 – £15
Event Category:


Centre for Global Equality Student Society


St John’s College
Cambridge, + Google Map