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Gary Kobinger – Building capacity, fostering collaboration: The best defense against dangerous pathogens in Africa

Gary Kobinger Award-winning scientist; Chief of the Special Pathogens Biosafety Level 4 program at the National Microbiology Laboratory; Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Detection, Diagnosis, Reference...

Symposium to address urban violence, crime reduction in West Africa

​Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and other experts will come together to identify and debate the causes of and solutions to urban violence and social exclusion in West and Central Africa. The Symposim on Local strategies to fight violence...

Brexit, Migrations, Security: the European Union at a Crossroads

Benedetto Della VedovaVeteran Italian politician, Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and former member of the European Parliament Co-hosted by the International Development Research...

Highlight: Knowledge to Action: Improving Women’s Lives

​Could childcare be the missing link to women’s economic empowerment in India, Kenya, and Canada? How does violence against women manifest in Colombia, Mexico, and Africa? How can we ensure that women who are victims of violence access justice and...

The Many Pluses of Pulses

To celebrate the International Year of the Pulse, Global Affairs Canada Partnerships for Development Innovations Branch invites you to join us for a lively discussion about the many ‘pluses of pulses’ with leading Canadian and international experts...

Book Launch - Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

​Sergio BitarLeading Chilean politician, President of Chile’s Foundation for Democracy, and Director of the Global Trends and Latin America’s Future project at the Inter-American Dialogue When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where:...

Peace: Now what?

​IDRC and the Universidad de los Andes are bringing together a wide variety of experts as well as community and government representatives to discuss immediate post-conflict priorities in Colombia. The meeting at NH Royal Metrotel, Bogotá, on March...

IDRC at the Adaptation Canada symposium

Ouranos, the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources, Natural Resources Canada, and IDRC are coming together to showcase Canada’s preparedness for managing risks associated with changing climate in Canada and beyond at the...

Smart Global Development conference to explore role of higher education in global development

​The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics without Borders (AWB), and IDRC are convening the Smart Global Development conference to explore the role of higher education in advancing the sustainable development goals. In September 2015, the...

IDRC to participate in the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016: Connecting science to humanity

Hosted by H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal, the first Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering will showcase 15 of Africa’s top young scientists. The event will also connect them with leaders from Africa and the rest of the world in high-profile...

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