The Humanitarian Centre is an innovative international development network that enables the discovery of new ways of tackling some of the most complex and intractable aspects of global poverty. It does this by creating unique cross-fertilisations between Cambridge’s world-class academic minds and the region’s dynamic development practitioners working on the ground. To this powerful combination, the Centre adds partners from Cambridge’s vibrant business, IT, not-for-profit and government sectors to develop workable solutions. A cross between a ‘think tank’ and ‘meeting place’ for international development, the Centre is a highly-effective catalyst: it creates dozens of opportunities each year for over 40 specialist bodies working in international development to meet and foster new ways of thinking. It puts ideas into practice, and feeds practice back into ideas.