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Through our online community, we will build truly global and inclusive participation in the Forum for Global Challenges.

Join us for a unique programme of events and discussion, as we build towards the inaugural Forum in Birmingham, May 2022.

The Forum for Global Challenges is an ambitious international conference that will generate and share solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by our planet and its people, from climate change and destruction of the natural world, to poverty and rising inequalities, and the effects of the global pandemic.

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    This blog was written by Dr. Caroline Gillett, Community & Public Engagement Manager and Lead for Public Engagement, ...

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    On the 31 st March 2021, the UK government will convene the Climate and Development Ministerial meeting to discuss practical ...

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    Panel discussion hosted by Dr Rebecca Asare, Director of Programmes and Research at the Nature Conservation Research Centre, ...

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    Reflections on the panel discussion hosted by Fiona Nunan, Professor of Environment and Development at the University of ...

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    Plastics have impacted almost every aspect of our lives. From ubiquitous packaging, bulk materials and smartphones to invisible ...

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Upcoming Events


  • Friday
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    April

    Global Challenges Research Webinar: Barriers to conducting international research online

    Apr 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC)
    Online Global Challenges Research Webinar Discussing barriers to conducting international research online and adaptations needed for success 12:00 UK time (BST) / 11:00 GMT Join us for a webinar where four PhD researchers will discuss conducting international research online and how to adapt field-based research to an online setting. This talk will be covering ethical implications of international online research concerning sensitive topics, logistical issues of setting up the research, adapting to change because of the pandemic, and capacity building exercises, among other topics. The webinar is led by the Rights 4 Time network with support from the Forum for Global Challenges. For more information visit the University of Birmingham and Rights 4 Time websites.

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