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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.

Join our Development i-Teams

Reisner lab photosHave 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 will look 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 and to apply for a place on a team, see

Apply via our website no later than MONDAY MAY 4th, including a CV and a covering letter explaining which projects you want to do and why.

Upcoming Events

The Humanitarian Centre is collaborating with Cambridge International Arts to curate an exciting collection of photographs depicting human rights. The photographs have been generously provided by a mixture of our member organisations, individual members and associates. The exhibition will cover two walls. One wall shall consist of the ‘Member’s Gallery‘ and will depict photos kindly provided by our member organisations and individuals. The other wall shall hold photos depicting social issues faced by nomadic communities in India, that have been kindly provided by Bharat Patel

TODAY, Wednesday 15th April 2015, there will be a reception at the Michaelhouse Cafe between 7pm – 9pm, whereby the winner will be announced and the postcards released! Join us for wine, nibbles and a talk by Kerstin Hacker, a senior lecturer at ARU and a practicing Photo-documentarist!

Sign up to view the exhibition here


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See all upcoming Humanitarian Centre events here