Events


Upcoming Events:

  • Cambridge Wireless Unplugged: Tech for Water

    24th September 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    “CW Unplugged is back for 2019 bringing you Tech for the Environment. This year we’re exploring the four elements, our fourth and final event is Tech for Water.”

    at The Bradfield Centre

Past Events:

  • Cambridge Wireless Unplugged: Tech for Fire

    17th July 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    “CW Unplugged is back for 2019 bringing you Tech for the Environment. This year we’re exploring the four elements, our third event is Tech for Fire.”

    at The Bradfield Centre
  • CGE Summer Picnic

    11th July 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    The Centre for Global Equality invites you to our Summer Picnic on Darwin Island. Please join us this Thursday 11 July 5 – 7pm for a casual afternoon of catching up and meeting new people. We will be supplying the picnic but if you would like to bring extra food and drink, it will be … ...

    at Darwin Island
  • Cambridge Wireless Unplugged: Tech for Earth

    19th June 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    “CW Unplugged is back for 2019 bringing you Tech for the Environment. This year we’re exploring the four elements, our second event is Tech for Earth.”

    at The Bradfield Centre
  • Development i-Teams: Final Presentations

    11th June 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    “Development i-Teams (in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality) investigates how new innovations can be used to improve people’s lives in the developing world in a sustainable way. Development i-Teams projects typically address questions of route-to-market and available funding ...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • Development i-Teams

    4th June 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    “Development i-Teams (in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality) investigates how new innovations can be used to improve people’s lives in the developing world in a sustainable way. Development i-Teams projects typically address questions of route-to-market and available funding ...

    at Institute for Manufacturing
  • Energy, Culture and Society in the Global South

    31st May 8:00 am - 1st June 5:00 pm

    “This two-day international conference will bring together doctoral students and early-career scholars to discuss the different ways energy is and has been intertwined with economic, social, cultural and political developments and processes. The aim of the conference is to centre attention on ...

    at Rooms SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building
  • Development i-Teams

    28th May 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    “Development i-Teams (in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality) investigates how new innovations can be used to improve people’s lives in the developing world in a sustainable way. Development i-Teams projects typically address questions of route-to-market and available funding ...

    at Institute for Manufacturing
  • Development i-Teams

    21st May 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    “Development i-Teams (in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality) investigates how new innovations can be used to improve people’s lives in the developing world in a sustainable way. Development i-Teams projects typically address questions of route-to-market and available funding ...

    at Institute for Manufacturing
  • Cambridge Wireless Unplugged: Tech for Air

    16th May 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    CW Unplugged: Tech for Air is an event that explores how innovative technologies can monitor air quality networks in developing regions. This is the first of four events as part of the CW Unplugged: Air, Earth, Fire, & Water programme and will address how enhancing air quality contributes to four of...

    at The Bradfield Centre
  • CGE Annual General Meeting

    15th May 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join us for the 2019 Centre for Global Equality AGM at 5:30pm on Wednesday the 15th of May 2019. The Annual General Meeting provides an opportunity for members and supporters interested in the Centre for Global Equality’s work to reconnect with each other, share experiences, reflect on an e...

    at Dirac Room
  • Development i-Teams

    14th May 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    “Development i-Teams (in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality) investigates how new innovations can be used to improve people’s lives in the developing world in a sustainable way. Development i-Teams projects typically address questions of route-to-market and available funding ...

    at Institute for Manufacturing
  • Development i-Teams

    7th May 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    “Development i-Teams (in partnership with the Centre for Global Equality) investigates how new innovations can be used to improve people’s lives in the developing world in a sustainable way. Development i-Teams projects typically address questions of route-to-market and available funding ...

    at Institute for Manufacturing
  • Cambridge Global Challenges Round Table

    3rd May 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    “Cambridge Global Challenges Round Tables give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Round Tables, which prioritise participation by early career researchers, are informal and discursive. Speakers are encourage...

    at Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre
  • World Humanitarian Forum Aid&Trade 2019

    17th April 9:00 am - 18th April 5:00 pm

    CGE would like to invite you to the World Humanitarian Forum Aid&Trade London 2019. The event brings together major stakeholders working across the Global Aid and the International Development Industry.  A range of visitors are expected to attend this year’s show including donors, government...

    at ExCel London
  • Techfugees meet-up

    14th April 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Come and meet the Cambridge Chapter of Techfugees at the Techfugees meetup on Sunday 14 April. Techfugees is a non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. It exists to empower the displaced with technology. Whe...

    at Cafe Abuntu
  • Water, Soil & Air: the good, the bad and the useful (Cambridge Science Festival)

    21st March 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Meet inventors in CGE’s Cultivator who are developing cutting edge, sustainable, and low-cost technologies for the developing world. Through interactive discussion and hands-on demonstrations see how our projects are using technology to provide clean drinking water, monitor air quality and test so...

    at The Centre for Global Equality, Emmanuel United Reformed Church
  • Cambridge International Development Conference: Faces of Equality

    2nd March 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    CGE’s Student Society is hosting the International Development Conference 2019. The conference seeks to explore the intricacies and complexities involved in the search for innovative solutions to tackle inequalities. How can technologies be used effectively to support communities and initiat...

    at Murray Edwards College
  • Cambridge Bahir Dar Digital Infrastructure Workshop

    13th February 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Convened by Cambridge Global Challenges and Trust & Technology Strategic Research Initiatives (University of Cambridge), the Centre for Global Equality, Cambridge Wireless and Bahir Dar University. 13th February, 2019, 09.30 – 17.30, Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge The opportunity With 110 mill...

  • CGE & Cambridge Global Challenges Christmas Party

    4th December 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Save the date for the CGE and Cambridge Global Challenges Christmas Party. Our annual Christmas party will be held in the Garden Room at the Centre for Global Equality office. We look forward to seeing you for networking, mulled wine and mince pies. Register for the event

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Cambridge Global Challenges Annual Conference

    28th November 2018

    The conference will bring together the University of Cambridge’s global challenges community contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population, it will highlight ongoing and emerging: r...

    at The Divinity School, St John’s Collge
  • Tech4Dev Travel Awards Feedback Evening

    22nd November 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    There is an increasing interest in Technology for International Development (T4D) in Cambridge and some very promising innovations are being evolved. The danger of developing innovations thousands of miles from where they are needed, however, is that the final products may not be context-appropriate...

    at Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre
  • Development i-Teams Final Presentation

    20th November 2018 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Join us for the Development i-Teams final presentations. This term’s teams have been addressing questions of route-to-market and available funding for using new technologies in the developing world, as well as identifying the best countries to work in. This terms projects include: Assessing...

    at Aurora Centre
  • From Simple to High-Tech: Technologies That Improve Lives

    16th October 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    From clean-burning stoves to robotic harvesters and smart-fridges, technological innovations are changing the way we interact with our food across the globe. Cheap and simple innovations in developing countries have the potential to improve basic conditions of daily life. High-tech innovations may ...

    at Department of Plant Sciences Lecture Theatre
  • Voluntary Service Overseas 60th Anniversary Event

    6th October 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    It is 60 years since VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) began sending volunteers to share their skills in developing counties. The Cambridge VSO Supporter Group is planning an event to celebrate this achievement. Those who have volunteered with VSO over the past 60 years are welcome to join, as well a...

    at Eddington Community Centre
  • GCI Round Table — Easter 2018

    29th June 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Applications are open to present short papers at this term’s GCI Round Table. This informal event offers an opportunity, especially to early career researchers, to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and any difficulties they are facing working in deve...

    at Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre
  • CW Unplugged: Tech for Water 

    26th June 2018 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CGE and Cambridge Wireless are hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Water, exploring innovative technologies contributing to tackling water management and water quality challenges in developed, developing and emerging economies. This is the third of four events as part of the CW Unplugged programme of Te...

    at The Bradfield Centre
  • CGE Summer picnic

    19th June 2018 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    The Centre for Global Equality and Cambridge Global Challenges SRI invites you to our Summer Picnic on Darwin Island, Darwin College, Cambridge. Please join us on Tuesday 19 June 3.30 – 5.30pm for a casual afternoon of catching up and meeting new people. Our picnic is a Bring-and-Share, ...

    at Darwin Island
  • Easter Development i-Teams final presentations

    12th June 2018 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Development i-Teams programme this term focuses on technologies developed by the British Antarctic Survey originally for use in the Antarctic, and investigates how these can be adapted for the developing world. Projects include: reducing carbon monoxide emissions from stoves used in the dev...

    at Aurora Centre
  • CGE Annual General Meeting

    1st May 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    When: Tuesday 1 May, 5.30pm Where: Rayleigh Room, Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge The AGM provides an opportunity for members and supporters interested in CGE’s work to reconnect with each other, share experiences, reflect on an eventful year and look ahead towards exciting future developmen...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • CUiD Enterprise for Impact Conference

    28th April 2018 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    When: Saturday 18 March, 9am- 1.30am Where: The Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UB What is the relationship between business and development? What role does the private sector and business models of thinking have in development? From the empowerment of women to the compatibility and c...

    at The Cambridge Union Society
  • Missing Maps April Mapathon

    26th April 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    When: Thursday 26 April, 6 – 8.30pm Where: 1spatial, cambridge Business Park, Tennyson House, Cambridge Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected ...

    at 1spatial
  • Masterclass in Design Methods for Global Challenges

    19th March 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    In January 2018, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Global Challenges SRI, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and Smart Villages, the Centre for Global Equality is facilitating three events on co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology fo...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • East of England Global Health Conference

    14th March 2018 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Connecting academia and clinical practice The East of England Global Health Conference to be held at Robinson College, Cambridge on March 14, 2018 will bring together academics and healthcare professionals to share learning from global health activity in the era of the Sustainable Development Goal...

    at Robinson College
  • Cambridge International Development Conference

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

    ****************** 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...

    at St John’s College
  • Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum

    10th February 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    CCSF 2018: LIVING ON THE EDGE The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is a one day annual forum organised by a group of Cambridge University students and run in partnership with the Cambridge Hub. The Forum is aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, sustainability and 21st Century en...

    at The Cambridge Union Society
  • Using Technology to push for social change

    31st January 2018 5:00 pm

    Talk by Alix Dunn Alix Dunn is a specialist in organisational development and strategy, and technology for social change. She advises partners on how to use data and technology effectively, responsibly and impactfully. She is a leading trainer and advisor in data and technology for partners ranging...

    at Room S1, Alison Richard Building
  • Strengthening the justice system

    31st January 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please join us for a talk, Q&A and drinks with Andrea Coomber, reflecting on her work and this sphere of work in general. Andrea Coomber has been Director of JUSTICE since February 2013. Between 2002 and 2013 she was Equality Lawyer and then Legal Director at INTERIGHTS (the International Cen...

    at Room S1, Alison Richard Building
  • Putting citizen’s voices at the heart of governance

    31st January 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please join us for a talk, Q&A and drinks with Sharath Srinivasan, reflecting on his work and this sphere of work in general. Sharath Srinivasan As Co-Director of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, Sharath conceived of Africa’s Voices within a larger r...

    at Room S1, Alison Richard Building
  • CCVS Crowdfunding Workshop

    25th January 2018 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join Chuffed.org for a workshop on Crowdfunding with CCVS! Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds and allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount, and asking a small number of contributors to donate a large amount. In ...

    at CCVS
  • Students meet NGOs Networking Event

    23rd January 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Are you a student looking for volunteering and placement opportunities in the UK and abroad? Would you like to attend a networking event designed specifically to introduce you to NGOs looking for candidates for these opportunities? On Tuesday 23 February, the Centre for Global Equality will be hos...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Technology for Development Graduate Sandpit

    15th January 2018 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

    In January 2018, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Global Challenges SRI, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and Smart Villages, the Centre for Global Equality is facilitating three events on co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology for De...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • Workshop on User-Centred Design in Developing World Contexts

    10th January 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    In January 2018, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Global Challenges SRI, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and Smart Villages, the Centre for Global Equality is facilitating three events on co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology for De...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • GCI Round Table

    8th December 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Speakers are invited to present for 10-12 minutes and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the subsequent 15 minute- long discussions. 14.00 – 14.10: Introduction to Global Challenges Initiative (Lara Allen and Sara Serradas Duarte) 14.10 – 14.35: AirborNet: Data-Driven Modelling f...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • HSS Job & Volunteer Fair

    6th December 2017 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The HSS Job & Volunteer Fair will be held on Wednesday 6 December 2 – 4.30pm at the Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University. This will be open to all students in all years however is specifically directed at HSS department students (Public Service, Criminology, Sociology, Philosoph...

    at Anglia Ruskin University
  • Missing Maps

    5th December 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    On Tuesday 5th December from 6pm-8:30pm, we will be hosting our Christmas Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected places. We hope to put on a few mince...

    at Department of Geography
  • Workshop series on OpenIP Copy

    29th November 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Workshop: Responsible Governance of Open and Democratised Emerging Technologies This term’s workshops focus on emerging technologies such as synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and electric cars; new networked infrastructure such as distributed energy and new forms of manufacturing su...

    at Seminar Room SG2
  • CGE Christmas Party

    28th November 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    CGE will be holding our annual Christmas party on Tuesday 28 November. Join us for drinks, nibbles, mulled wine, crackers and festive cheer. You are welcome to join us; old friends and new. Please bring a plate of your favourite Christmas food to share with the other guests and wear your best Chris...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Women, literacy and health: exploring assumptions, approaches and practices

    28th November 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The Michaelmas 2017 edition of the REAL Centre Seminar Series (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) will explore topics related to the innovation, leadership, policy and specific cases of the social context of education. All welcome.

    at Faculty of Education
  • Basics of Business Building with IdeaSpace

    27th November 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    An open discussion with Goncalo De Vasconcelos followed by networking, pizza and beer. Advice you on what you should consider when you set up a company, common mistakes and top tips from entrepreneurs. The discussion will include how you set up and handle your accounts, create your brand, managemen...

    at Postdoc @ Mill Lane
  • UN SDGs and Tropical Forests: Why We Should Care

    24th November 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Cambridge International Development – CUiD – are hosting ‘UN SDGs and Tropical Forests: Why We Should Care’, a talk by Loraiza Davies, founder of Green Planet Ventures. With environmental sustainability a key part of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, le...

    at Cambridge Union – Old Library