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Interdisciplinary Workshop: Addressing Nutrition Challenges in Developing Countries

An interdisciplinary workshop and seed funding competition, open to University of Cambridge researchers and their collaborators
When Nov 21, 2018
from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 333925
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Cambridge Global Challenges SRI and Cambridge Global Food Security IRC wish to support interdisciplinary research addressing specific challenges relating to malnutrition in Official Development Assistance (ODA)-target countries.

This workshop, funded by the Isaac Newton Trust and the TIGR2ESS programme, will focus on specific nutrition challenges presented by our international guest speakers:

 

Revival of millets in crop systems for improved nutrition and economic security in Odisha

Professor Srijit Mishra,

Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, India

 

Improving food security and nutrition in Ethiopia using novel technologies to irrigate from groundwater, process crops, prepare food and enhance market access

Dr Seifu Tilahun,

University of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

 

Responding to chronic maternal and child undernutrition in Ethiopia

Dr Hirut Assaye,

University of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

 

The workshop will enable interdisciplinary dialogue within small groups of researchers, leading to proof of concept projects to address these challenges. The first steps towards the enactment of these proposals will be supported by a seed fund competition (up to £3,000, to fund either travel or equipment to investigate early-stage ideas).

The participation of early career researchers is encouraged.

Further information.

This event is free but places are limited.  Register to attend here before 16th November .

 

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this unique opportunity!