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Call for Concept Notes: Open Science Network


The Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) is pleased to announce the launch of the public Call For Concept Notes for case studies that explore the linkages between open science and development.   OCSDNet aims to support...

IDRC invites applications for its Canadian Partnerships Small Grants


IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships Program invites organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada to submit applications for its 2014-2015 Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing.Who can applyLocal, regional, national, and...


Highlight: Preparing African youth for the workforce


High youth unemployment rates are undermining Africa's efforts to fight poverty and, more fundamentally, promote sustainable development. Against this backdrop, a recent high-level conference looked at the training and job-creation strategies...

Highlight: Research to feed Africa symposium highlights practical solutions


More than 120 food security researchers gathered recently to share research findings and practical solutions aimed at improving the productivity, income, and nutrition of African smallholder farmers.   Researchers from Canada and nine African...

IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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