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IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria

Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural...

Two IDRC grantees receive “New Digital Age” grants

IDRC grantees The Citizen Lab and the Igarapé Institute are among 10 recipients of New Digital Age grants. Funded through a $1 million donation by Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, the grants are given to organizations that use technology to...

IDRC in the News – April 2014

Multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development announced four multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change in Africa and Asia. IDRC President Jean Lebel says the research under...

Governor General visits Canadian-funded food security project in India

During the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to India, IDRC President Jean Lebel presented the work of researchers who are helping to reintroduce nutritious millets and ease women’s workload with a simple dehuller.Small millets have much to...

Expanding mathematics training in Africa

​Cameroon took a huge leap forward in mathematical and scientific research last week when it launched an intensive postgraduate program for the continent’s top students. The program is part of the growing African Institute for Mathematical Sciences...

Former IDRC grantees honoured with India’s presidential award

Two former IDRC grantees are among the 126 personalities who were conferred the prestigious Padma awards from the President of India this year.   R. A. Mashelkar, Padma Vibhusan Renowned scientist Raghunath Anant (Ramesh) Mashelkar has been...

IDRC in the News — March 2014

  Egypt’s only daily independent English newspaper, the Daily News Egypt, ran an in-depth interview with IDRC President Jean Lebel and Regional Director Bruce Currie-Alder during Lebel’s recent visit to Cairo. The wide-ranging interview touched on...

Collaboration between researchers, policymakers to strengthen health systems in West Africa

As part of the West Africa initiative to strengthen capacities through health systems research, researchers and decision-makers are collaborating to address health systems challenges in the region:   In Sierra Leone, researchers at the Northern...

Researchers study impact of technology on health systems

Seven research teams have been selected to conduct research on how the growing inclusion of information and communication technologies in health systems (also known as eHealth) is strengthening health systems, influencing governance, systems...

Four consortia to undertake new research on climate hot spots in Africa and Asia

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) has selected four consortia to undertake research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snowpack-dependent river...

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