About the symposium

Symposium themes

Over the three days, sessions focused on the broad - yet interlinked - themes of:

  • conflict and development,
  • energy in a developing context,
  • food security,
  • global health,
  • migration,
  • poverty,
  • natural hazards.

Data challenge

The Jean Golding Institute's 2018 data challenge aimed to better our understanding of farming practices and outcomes in low-income countries.  The overall winner, Leo Gorman, was presented with a £1,000 cash prize at the symposium dinner on 12 April - read more about his winning entry, and the runners-up, on the Jean Golding Institute's blog.

Funding available

As part of our commitment to fostering new connections with overseas partners, funding was available to support international participation from ODA recipient countries.

Following the conference, pilot project funding was available to support the development of new connections and ideas. The deadline for applications for this funding has now passed.

Global challenge research

From improving global health to helping people prepare for natural hazards, our research collaborations are focused on solving real-world problems.

Discover more about our global challenge research.

Contact us

Email the Symposium organising team: gcsymposium-2018@bristol.ac.uk

For all other queries relating to our global challenge research, email the Research Development International team: rd-international@bristol.ac.uk

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