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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.

What we do

The Humanitarian Centre’s aim is to identify and solve problems that tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality and to alleviate their enduring symptoms. We do this in partnership with one another, by creating the space and conditions that allow us to listen and learn especially from our partners in communities and countries where poverty and inequality are most devastating. This approach enables us to take bold but thoughtful steps forward and to generate real solutions that make a tangible difference to communities worldwide.

The Centre supports over 45 member organisations, through training and networking (for example, in marketing, volunteer management and monitoring and evaluation).  Find out more!

Join our team!

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We are currently looking for energetic new team members to take up three, part-time, voluntary roles from January 2014:

Events & Project Support Officer, January-April 2015

Research & Network Intern, January – April 2015

(with the Africa’s Voices Foundation and the Centre of Governance and Human Rights)

Communications Volunteer 2015

See the full role descriptions here and apply by 4 January 2015 to join our dynamic team and work in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Upcoming Events

Sign up for our monthly HC Bulletin and events e-mail to keep up to date with international development events in the Cambridge area.

See all upcoming Humanitarian Centre events here


Call for stories about Light&Development!!!

In occasion of the 2015 UN International Year of Light and the collaboration with the e-Luminate foundation, the Humanitarian Centre is collecting valuable stories from members on the impact that light has on people’s lives and how it can change lives giving access to possibilities. Submit your story to and get involved in our campaign #LoveLight2015!! The best stories will be illustrated by artists, mounted in a marvelous footage and exhibited at our installation about light&development at the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival 2015