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Assuring food security to 2050
Assuring food security to 2050

2014 Cambridge International Development Report

The Humanitarian Centre’s 2014 Cambridge International Development Report has now been released!

The report this year focuses on building a hunger free-world. Look inside for exciting and thought provoking work looking at how development, humanitarianism, industry, and technology can work together to counter this growing threat. Thanks to all those who have been at the general release; tell us your thoughts.


For any comments or questions, please look on our twitter account. Be part of the debate.

Development i-Teams Project Presentations

Reisner lab photosJoin us on 11 June, 6:30 pm to learn more about the projects that the Development i-Teams groups have been working on this term. Details and registration here.
Have you ever wondered how new technologies can help people in the developing world? Are you interested in what Cambridge can do to help? If so, then our new Development i-Teams programme is for you! The Humanitarian Centre and i-Teams are running the “Development i-Teams” programme for the first time this term. Taking real research from Cambridge labs, the i-Teams are looking into the realities of taking these to the developing world in a sustainable way that will improve  people’s lives. Projects include recycling lead-acid batteries (a widely-used method of storing electricity), developing new fuels that can be produced locally in rural communities, and assessing the viabilty and cost effectiveness of water testing methods.Development i-Teams is open to all students (undergraduates and post-graduates), post-docs and staff from Cambridge, ARU and UEA, as well as all members of the Humanitarian Centre – anyone with an interest in how technology can make the world a better place for the world’s poorest.

The course runs on Thursday evenings from May 14th through to June 11th, and there will be approximately 4 hours of individual work needed each week, mostly involving gathering real-world feedback from experts in international development.

For more details, see

Winner of the Right to be Seen Photography Exhibition

Students listen to Radio Guru

The Mountain Trust are the winners of the photography exhibition. See how the opening night went here. This photo captures students listening to the radio while they work. The charity’s goal is to aid Nepal’s poorest communities.  This picture highlights the success of their educational programmes.

Nepal has been struck by their worst earthquake in 80 years that has severely damaged the region. It is estimated that 8 million people have been effected. Mountains Trust are using their extensive local knowledge to organise and provide aid relief to those worst effected. They are currently on the ground buying and distributing aid: water, food, blankets, tents in the Kaski and Gorka regions. Find out and donate here:

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