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Highlight: EcoHealth 2014 conference

More than 500 researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners from 60 countries gathered in Montréal in August for EcoHealth 2014. They shared their perspectives on a research approach that looks at the links between ecosystems and human...

Let’s grow food security worldwide

To celebrate World Food Day, CARE Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invite you to a conference on world food security.    Some 805 million people around the world don’t have access to enough food to lead a...

Water resources at risk due to climate change in Latin America

IDRC grantees will join decision-makers from public and private sectors at a regional seminar in Chile to discuss policy instruments to manage climate change risk. Although the scientific understanding of climate change and its impacts has greatly...

Third Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town, South Africa

IDRC is proud to participate in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, September 30 to October 3, 2014.    This year, the Symposium focuses on people-centered health systems. Research, policy...

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Dr Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize in Social Sciences

Global Geospatial Information Management and Sustainable Development: Some Observations

Location determines a whole range of activities, whether economic, social, or cultural, everywhere in the world. Location is also a powerful way to organize many types of information, from population and soil patterns to climate change and roadways...

Trade economics conference marks 10th anniversary of Asian research network

The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) is hosting a high-level conference to mark 10 years of contributions to research on trade in the region. The Asia-Pacific Trade Economists' Conference will provide an opportunity for...

Brazil seminar examines how social protection programs affect jobs

IDRC, the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), and the Colombian Think Tank Fedesarrollo are hosting a seminar on September 10-11, 2014 in Brasilia to discuss social protection and its linkages to jobs, entrepreneurship...

Development Research Forum 2014: Getting education right for Cambodia's changing labour markets

The 2014 Development Research Forum, to be held September 11-12, 2014 in Phnom Penh, will bring together some 250 Cambodian researchers to discuss education policy, reform, and research priorities and their implications for a broader national...

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...

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