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Exploring research opportunities with the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

15 Feb 2021
21:00-23:00 (UTC)
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The ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN),  Fiji National University and the University of the South Pacific will co-host a webinar on Tuesday 16 February 2021 (Fiji); Monday 15 February 2021 (UK).

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a GBP 1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses global challenges. The webinar will cover opportunities and emerging priorities under the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund Resilience Portfolio, with Challenge Leader, Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change Portfolio, Professor Mark Pelling.

The event will also provide a forum for sharing regional perspectives on research themes such as systemic risk, resilience and development, and equitable international partnerships. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during a live Q&A at the end of the session.

Register now

Deadline for registrations - 11 February 23:59 (UTC)

Who should attend?

This event is open to ACU members. It will be particularly relevant for those who are actively engaged or interested in research or climate resilience activities within your institution.

A recording of the webinar will be made available to all who register.

Time zones

Monday 15 February: UK, 21:00-23:00 (UTC)

Tuesday 16 February: Fiji, 09:00-11:00 (UTC+12)

Speakers and Chair


Alex Wright, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Association of Commonwealth Universities


Professor Mark Pelling, Professor of Geography, King’s College London and GCRF Resilience Challenge Leader


Professor Nii-K Plange, Director, Fiji National University Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies and Sustainable Development


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