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IDRC activities during International Development Week 2016

IDRC is celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2016 through a variety of activities at three Ottawa region universities, and beyond. From January 29 to February 13, the Centre will take part in film screenings, round tables, lectures and...

The impact of women’s action groups on social and economic change in India

​The Mahila Samakhya (MS) program in India launched in 1989 with the premise that women should be leaders in their own empowerment. The program has mobilised around 1.2 million poor to organize, through collective action groups, and participate in...

Conference in Santiago to focus on making Latin American cities safer, more inclusive

Over three days (January 11-13, 2016) experts on urban violence and exclusion will gather in Santiago, Chile, to share lessons and identify solutions on how to make Latin American cities safer and more inclusive. The “Safe and Inclusive Cities in...

Highlight: IDRC at COP21

IDRC participated in the UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, as part of Canada’s official delegation. More than 20 of our developing-country grantees shared their research findings at official and parallel...

Harnessing data for social and economic impact in the Arab world

Using data effectively has great potential for Arab countries. While the concept is still relatively new to the region, there is a growing interest among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to better understand the value of data. IDRC...

IDRC at COP21: Key events

IDRC will be at the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Here are some of the events that IDRC and our research partners are involved in: The private finance gap: Challenges and opportunities in...

Save the Date: Canadian Humanitarian Conference October 6 and 7, 2016

The third edition of the Canadian Humanitarian Conference will take place in Ottawa on October 6 and 7, 2016. Following on the successes of the 2013 and 2014 conferences, the 2016 edition promises to strengthen relationships and improve...

IDRC grantee wins Malaysia's Entrepreneurial University Award of the Year

IDRC grantee Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) has won Malaysia's Entrepreneurial University Award of the Year (Private University). The award was presented at the Ministry of Higher Education's 2015 Entrepreneurial Awards, held November 4 in...

Silence in the Courts: film of sexual abuse and impunity in Sri Lanka screens in Toronto, Ottawa

The film Silence in the Courts, by Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage, will have two Canadian screenings during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence global campaign. Silence in the Courts is the story of two young Sri Lankan women’s...

IDRC receives award from Government of Bhutan

​The Government of Bhutan has awarded IDRC a certificate of appreciation for its contribution to measuring the well-being of the Himalayan nation’s citizens through its Gross National Happiness (GNH) index. Anindya Chatterjee, IDRC’s Regional...

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