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Highlight: Think Tank Initiative's 2015 Global Exchange in Istanbul

​​The Think Tank Initiative's (TTI) 2015 Global Exchange bought together over 200 participants from across the globe. Representatives from 43 TTI-supported think tanks and a variety of donor organizations and research groups, policymakers, and...

Highlight: The need for victim support services in India's Criminal Justice System

Enacting a law is often insufficient to ensure justice. That was the message delivered by women's rights lawyer Flavia Agnes from Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai during a lecture at IDRC's Asia Regional Office on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Her talk...

Highlight: Improving health systems research in West Africa

The West African Health Organization (WAHO) held a three-day regional consultation with more than 50 stakeholders from 20 institutions. The goal was to inform their next five-year strategic plan to strengthen health research across the Economic...

Highlight: Canadian High Commissioners call IDRC a catalyst for change

The High Commissioners for Canada to Pakistan, H.E. Heather Cruden, and to Sri Lanka, H.E. Shelley Whiting, visited IDRC's Asia Regional Office on March 4, 2015. The Commissioners spoke with IDRC staff on a number of topics, including food security...

Highlight: Dr David Butler-Jones on fighting pandemics

Dr David Butler-Jones, professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and former Chief Medical Health Officer of Canada, delivered a lecture on lessons learned from the 2009 flu pandemic in Canada. He also commented on India’s...

Highlight: The balwadi program offers affordable daycare to empower Rajasthani women

Researchers from the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, the Centre for Microfinance at the Institute for Financial Management and Research based in Sri City, and the Indian NGO Seva Mandir, discussed the relevance of...

IDRC at ReLAC’s 4th International Conference on Evaluation in Lima, Peru

IDRC support for research in evaluation practice will be showcased at the 4th International Conference on Evaluation of the Latin-American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Network (ReLAC). The conference will be held in Lima...

ARO welcomes the Honourable Dr K. Kellie Leitch, Canada’s Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women

On January 13, 2015, IDRC's Asia Regional Office held a roundtable on Gender Equality and Social Justice in India with Canadian Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, the Honourable Kellie Leitch. Panelists represented think tanks...

Highlight: Early lessons evaluating climate change shared at Washington conference

IDRC joined almost 300 evaluation professionals, academics, and policymakers from 59 countries at the International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development held last November in Washington DC.   Conference participants focused...

World Congress on Public Health to focus on healthy people, healthy environment

The 14th World Congress on Public Health will be held February 11 to 15, 2015, at Science City, Kolkata, India. This year's theme is "Healthy People – Healthy Environment." The Indian Public Health Organization (IPHA) and the World...

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