The past year has been very productive for the Centre for Global Equality, and we have embarked on a number of exciting new initiatives that enrich our offering to members. These include co-founding Cambridge Global Challenges Initiative, the University of Cambridge’s Strategic Research Initiative for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the establishment of an innovation programme including the CGE Cultivator. Our student society has just run the 11th Cambridge International Development Conference, and hosts regular events with Missing Maps.
In order to demonstrate effectively the value that our member network offers, and to facilitate effective networking between CGE members, researchers and innovators, we have decided to experiment with a new membership mechanism. For 2018, as an experiment, instead of soliciting membership fees, we are asking members to renew with information. The renewal form asks 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 2017, 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,
Lara and Sophie at the Centre for Global Equality