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World Congress on Public Health to focus on healthy people, healthy environment

The 14th World Congress on Public Health will be held February 11 to 15, 2015, at Science City, Kolkata, India. This year's theme is "Healthy People – Healthy Environment." The Indian Public Health Organization (IPHA) and the World...

Highlight: Youth (Un)Employment: Global problems meet local solutions

​IDRC and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) partnered to spark discussion on global youth unemployment at a panel hosted by the University of Ottawa in October. The panellists shed some light on the dynamics of youth employment in Canada and in the...

Highlight: 35th World Food Day

On October 16, 2014, IDRC and CARE Canada marked the 35th annual World Food Day with a conference on the theme “Let’s grow food security worldwide.”   The event at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa focused on how Canada can contribute to food security...

Highlight: Third Global Symposium on Health Systems

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has turned a powerful spotlight on health systems around the world and on the importance of ensuring the rights and dignity of users of those systems and the professionals who work within them. In October, some 2...

Canadian Humanitarian Conference 2014: Live webcast

Join us online to watch a series of webcasts by renowned humanitarian experts at the Canadian Humanitarian Conference. This year's theme is Adaptation and Innovation: Canada's Contributions to Humanitarian Response.   Co-organized by IDRC, the...

Side event to La Francophonie to focus on taxation, informal economy in developing countries

The International Foundation of Francophone Accountants (FIDEF) is organizing a side event prior to the 15th Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to be held November 29-30, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.   Foundation members...

Highlight: Colloquium on effective tools to increase savings in Latin America

Promoting savings among low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean has become increasingly important. Encouraging the practice of saving can increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty. However, there is still limited knowledge...

Highlight: Youth summit in Senegal on unemployment and insecurity

An international forum for Francophone youth was held in Dakar, Senegal in mid-October, ahead of the 15th Sommet de la Francophonie  to be held November 29-30, 2014. Some 250 youth debated their own futures during the two-day event organized by...

Innovations that work for youth employment in Africa

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda), in collaboration with IDRC, is hosting a high-level regional conference on ‘Innovations that work for youth employment: voices from the youth’ on 24-25 November, 2014 at Lemigo Hotel in...

Highlight: Networking, new partnerships emerge as CARIAA's series of launch events wraps up in London

Between March and June 2014, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) hosted a series of events to launch research and engagement by four consortia addressing adaptation in climate change hot spots. These...

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