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African scientists to support climate negotiations ahead of international climate change talks

A new network of climate change scientists from across Africa is working to strengthen the continent's stance at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)to be held in...

Advancing women's leadership in health research in Cameroon

IDRC is committed to investing in emerging leaders in Africa and supporting their contributions in areas such as sustainable economic growth, governance, and health. A recent grant from IDRC will support young women researchers in Cameroon. The...

IDRC welcomes early Ebola vaccine trial results

IDRC is proud to be a key partner in the clinical trial of a “game-changing” candidate Ebola vaccine, a critical part of the global effort to ensure the world is better prepared for the next outbreak.If preliminary results of the vaccine trial...

IDRC to host new centre of excellence for civil registration and vital statistics

IDRC has been chosen to host the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, beginning in 2015-2016. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, announced the new centre at the United Nations’ Third International...

In Memoriam: Remembering Flora MacDonald, former Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors

IDRC was saddened to learn of the passing on July 26 of politician and humanitarian, the Honourable Flora MacDonald. Ms. MacDonald served as Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors from 1992 to 1997. “Flora MacDonald set a shining example as a...

Call for applications: Training program for young South Asian scholars

The IDRC-funded South Asia Research Network (SARNET) is organizing a two-week training program — Labour Economics: Theories, Methodologies and Research Issues — from October 27 to November 7, 2015. Combining lectures by experts and practical...

BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed awarded 2015 World Food Prize

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of the renowned Bangladeshi development organization BRAC, has won the 2015 World Food Prize, “for giving nearly 150 million people worldwide the opportunity for enhanced food security and a pathway out...

Mekong network launches call on job prospects for youth and women

The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with IDRC, has launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in Mekong countries. The...

Canadian Ambassador urges transparency for entrepreneurs in Vietnam

The entrepreneurial environment is changing in Vietnam. According to a new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, more ​Vietnamese adults are looking to become entrepreneurs and those already running a business are receiving more respect from...

At the frontiers of health science: $35 million research program launched

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, announced the launch of the Canada-Israel Health Research Program in Toronto on behalf of the Minister of Health. Managed in part by Canada’s IDRC, the seven-year, $35 million program is a...

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