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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...

Asia-Pacific consultation on the role of family farming in the 21st century

​A Regional Consultation for the Asia-Pacific region on the Role of Family Farming in the 21st Century: Achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025 will take place in Chennai, India, August 7-10, 2014. The event commemorates the UN International...

Early-bird registration for the Canadian Humanitarian Conference 2014

Join us for the second annual Canadian Humanitarian Conference. This year's theme is Adaptation and Innovation: Canada's Contributions to Humanitarian Response.    Co-organized by IDRC, the Humanitarian Coalition, the Canadian Research Institute...

Research to Feed Africa Policy Dialogue slated for September 2014 in Addis Ababa

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and its collaborating partners are pleased to announce a high-level policy dialogue on food, income, and nutrition security: Research to Feed Africa. Join us in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

Making Impact Evaluation Matter in Asia conference

IDRC is co-hosting an international impact evaluation conference in Manila, Philippines, in September 2014.The conference, Making impact evaluation matter: Better evidence for effective policies and programmes, will help promote a culture of...

IDRC grantees present research at the International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change

Grantees of IDRC's Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and Climate Change and Water (CCW) program will present their research at the second International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change, September...

Highlight: CARIAA introduces research consortia to regional stakeholders in Nepal

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) introduced four consortia to regional stakeholders in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2014. The consortia bring together institutions with complementary strengths in research...

IDRC hosts workshops at Ecohealth 2014 conference

Join us at the EcoHealth 2014 Conference being held in Montreal, August 11-15. The conference will showcase the diversity that exists within the field of ecohealth research. It will also allow ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the...

Highlight: Using evaluation to support post-Arab Spring transitions in the Middle East and North Africa

The EVALMENA Network organized its second consultation in late April in Amman, Jordan, to discuss how evaluation can act as a force for positive change in the post-Arab Spring transitions now taking place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)...

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