The past year has been very productive for the CGE and we have embarked on several exciting new initiatives that enrich our offering to members. These include establishing the Tech4Dev Co-Creation Travel Award Programme, working with new corporate partners, delivering international workshops, and the establishment of an Inclusive Innovation Programme. We continue to run networking events for members, Development i-Teams and the CGE Cultivator. We have been working closely with Cambridge Global Challenges, the University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) for the Sustainable Development Goals and are partnering on projects with Cambridge Global Food Security, the Trust and Technology Initiative, the Sensors Doctoral Training Programme and the Department of Engineering.
Last year we experimented with requesting data from members about their work in lieu of membership fees. The aim was to collate evidence about the combined value of our members’ work and facilitate networking between members, researchers and innovators. This proved very effective and we will continue with this approach this year.
The renewal forms ass where you are working, the types of programmes you are running, and your current areas of focus. The information we ask for is to enable us make the following sorts of statements, and be able to back them up with some evidence:
“CGE has *** member organisations that work in *** low and middle income countries. In 2019, CGE member organisations ran *** projects with *** beneficiaries. While projects contribute across most sectors, the network has particular strength in *Health, *Education, *Water and *Technological Innovation, in *Uganda, *Kenya, *Ethiopia and *Bangladesh”
We look forward to working with you over the coming year.
Lara and Sophie at the Centre for Global Equality