Exploring research opportunities with the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund

26 Aug 2020
3.00 pm (BST)
CCRN Webinar 26 Aug (1)

The ACU Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network and the International Association of Universities (IAU)  SDG 13 Cluster will co-host a webinar on Wednesday, 26 August.

ACU and IAU members are invited to join us to hear about 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 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 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 online

Time zones

9.00 am Jamaica (JM)

3.00 pm London (BST)/Lagos (WAT)

7.30 pm Mumbai (IST)

Who can attend?

This event is open to ACU and IAU members. If you're actively engaged or interested in research or climate resilience activities within your institution, register for this free online event.

Speakers and Chair


Dr David C. Smith, Co-ordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development, The University of the West Indies and ACU Climate Resilience Network

Dr Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Director, Office of Global Partnerships and Sustainable Futures, The University of the West Indies and IAU SDG13 Cluster Lead                                     


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


Dr Janki Andharia, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

Please note that a webinar focused on East Asia and the Pacific (at a more accessible time for these regions) will be announced shortly.

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