The Cambridge International Development Conference 2018 (CamIDC 2018) takes place on Saturday 17 February, at St John's College Old Divinty School. The theme is 'Productive Partnerships in International Development'.
The CamIDC is an annual student-run conference, that began in 2007. The conference brings students and professionals into contact with those working at the forefront of international development; whether formulating policy, developing new strategies on the ground, or expanding the academic discipline. The conference aims to provoke interesting conversations, to encourage new connections within the field, and to inspire delegates to engage with issues in international development.
Every year the conference engages with a area of critical importance in the field of international development. The CamIDC 2018 will be grounded in the theme of partnerships in international development, with an emphasis on critical analysis.
Past CamIDC speakers have included the CEO of Oxfam GB, the Shadow Minister for International Development, the CEO of Engineers Without Borders, the previous CEO of War Child, founder of Against Malaria Foundation, and senior members of organisations such as the Overseas Development Institute, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chatham House.