Building Global Partnerships for Global Challenges Symposium

11 April 2018, 10.00 AM - 13 April 2018, 4.00 PM

Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, 88 Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1SA

Registration for external delegates has now closed; colleagues from the University of Bristol who would like to attend should get in touch with us on

Resolving the world’s most pressing development challenges requires a radically more joined-up approach to delivering research. The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) has provided a catalyst for UK institutions to collaborate across disciplines, sectors and continents in pursuit of real development outcomes.

Following a year of awards under the GCRF, the University is delighted to host an international symposium to share best practice, develop new connections, and generate new research partnerships that help to tackle global development challenges.

This packed three-day symposium will focus on the broad themes of:

  • Food security
  • Energy
  • Global health
  • Poverty
  • Insecurity and conflict
  • Migration
  • Natural hazards.

Sessions will be in a variety of formats – from plenary talks to challenge-led workshops, and from high-profile panel debates to data challenges – ensuring you have the opportunity to engage in new ideas and make a wide variety of new contacts.

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