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Published 14 September 2020
International law firm DAC Beachcroft is providing pro bono legal advice to the highly ambitious and pioneering Trinity Challenge project, which aims to safeguard the lives and livelihoods of one billion more people against outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics.
The Trinity Challenge, established by Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College Cambridge, brings together a diverse coalition of members to develop insights and actions that contribute to a world better protected from health emergencies, such as COVID-19.
Through the use of data and analytics, and giving the brightest minds a platform to partner with the most influential leaders from businesses, the social sector and academia to collaborate and contribute insights as global public goods, the project is designed to turn those insights and data in to real world practical solutions to improve the global response to health emergencies and endemic disease.
The Challenge is open to anyone from around the world to contribute their innovative thinking to any of the Challenge categories. These categories include: identifying and reducing zoonotic risk and spill over; decreasing transmission and spread; and improving health and economic system response.
DAC Beachcroft, the project’s only legal adviser, is providing full service pro bono legal support, which is critical to the formation, and launch, of The Trinity Challenge project, as well as ensuring that actionable insights developed are shared as global public goods.
Hamza Drabu, partner and lead on the project at DAC Beachcroft comments: “We are thrilled to be supporting this ground-breaking and vital project, and to do so through the provision of pro bono legal support truly demonstrates the firm’s commitment to helping our clients succeed and create sustainable value.
“This project seeks to identify insights and create public goods that will drive positive health, economic and social changes in how the world responds to, and recovers from, outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics. It is a privilege to be able to use the extensive legal expertise at DAC Beachcroft to help bring this vision to life.”
Launching the challenge, Dame Sally Davies today said: “We need new ways of working, new partnerships, new ideas, and believe that together this strong and growing coalition can and will generate acts that protect and improve lives and livelihoods everywhere."
The inaugural Challenge launches today (14 September 2020) and is open to the public for submissions until the end of January 2021. You can register your interest to participate on the website https://thetrinitychallenge.org and formal applications will open in early October. It is anticipated that the recognition for the inaugural challenge will be decided by the end of March 2021.