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Researchers, health advocates to meet at University of Ghana to debate health policy issues in West Africa

Approximately two dozen mid-career academics, researchers, civil servants, and civil society advocates will gather at the University of Ghana’s School of Public Health June 22-23, 2015 to deliberate how to strengthen health policy and systems within...

Highlight: IDRC sponsors Caribbean symposium on impact of Internet on economic growth

An IDRC-sponsored symposium exploring the impact of the Internet on economic growth and public service delivery in the Caribbean was held in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, on May 12, 2015. Discussions from the symposium will feed into the 2016 World...

Highlight: Ensuring food security through cross-border collaboration

​On May 26, 2015, IDRC held a roundtable on "Food Security for South Asian Regional Stability," in its Asia Regional Office in New Delhi. In attendance were Theressa de Haan, First Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs, High Commission...

Highlight: New research in Burma will tackle labour regulations

IDRC and its research partner, the Myanmar Development Resource Institute-the Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) announced the launch of a new project in March to support research on reforming labour markets in Burma. This comes...

IDRC sponsors panel on Asian workers at annual meeting of Asian Development Bank

IDRC and the JustJobs Network are sponsoring a panel discussion on Asian labour standards at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held May 2-5 in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 3,000 participants from around the world...

Highlight: Pioneer of oral rehydration therapy visits IDRC's Asia regional office in Delhi

Dr Richard A. Cash was a guest lecturer at the IDRC Asia Regional Office in New Delhi on March 16, 2015. Dr Cash is renowned for his pioneering work on oral rehydration therapy (ORT), a practical treatment for cholera and other diseases causing...

Building bridges: Putting young African leaders at the forefront of change

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Building Bridges program is putting young people at the forefront of change. In March 2015, 24 young African leaders from business, civil society, and government sectors met in Cape Town for the Building Bridges...

Highlight: Kenya selects first research chair on health systems

The Kenya National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), in collaboration with IDRC, launched Kenya’s first Research Chair on March 31, 2015 in Nairobi. Professor Fabian Omoding Esamai, the current Principal of Moi...

Highlight: IDRC hosts WEConnect CEO for panel on empowering women entrepreneurs

Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International, was welcomed as the lead speaker on a panel on empowering women entrepreneurs at IDRC in Ottawa on March 24, 2015. Vazquez is a world leader in global supplier diversity and co-founder of WEConnect...

Highlight: Research Chair unites four West African universities in battle against urban pollution, non-communicable diseases

​Local and regional experts including researchers, consultants, and academics convened in Cotonou, Benin, on February 26, 2015 to launch a Research Chair on EcoHealth. The Chair unites four West African universities that have pledged to reduce air...

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