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Knowledge, innovation, solutions: IDRC's seventh annual public meeting

​IDRC’s new strategic plan speaks to the Centre’s determination to make a difference, in bigger and more significant ways than ever, the Honourable Monte Solberg told an audience of 70 at IDRC’s 2015 annual public meeting. "IDRC always has...

Call for proposals in immunology research

​IDRC, the Israel Science Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research have issued the second call for proposals under the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research program.   Approximately six grants worth up to...

Climate change project wins prestigious UN award

An IDRC-funded project in Uganda has won a UN Momentum for Change award, one of 16 "game-changing climate action initiatives from around the world" to be honoured at the Paris climate conference in December 2015. The Climate Change...

New Minister appointed to international development post

​IDRC congratulates Marie-Claude Bibeau on her appointment as Minister of International Development. Elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead (Quebec) in the October 19 election, Mme Bibeau is also the Minister for La Francophonie...

Open Development: create, share, engage

Open development is the free, networked sharing of digital resources for use in broader processes of social transformation. Digital technologies and networked platforms that leverage open source software and open data are empowering people to...

Boosting women's economic and social participation in the Middle East

Women’s participation in society, the economy, and politics in the Arab World was the focus of a conference hosted in collaboration with IDRC in Cairo, Egypt, October 24-25, 2015. The event, organized by longtime IDRC grantee, the Economic...

Adopting Open Data Charter on the agenda at global summit on open government in Mexico

​Open government is on the cutting edge of public policy innovation, with its commitment to use data and policy tools to improve how citizens interact with their elected representatives.  On October 28-29, 2015, more than 1,500 people from around...

Expanding opportunities for the women who feed Africa

​Eighty percent of Africa’s food comes from small-scale farmers, the vast majority of them women. But with limited or no ownership or control of their land, capital, or labour, women farmers are being left behind – limiting their livelihoods and...

IDRC and CIHR Presidents meet with African health leaders

​IDRC President Jean Lebel and the President of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Alain Beaudet, met with African health leaders in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, from September 21 to 28, 2015. This first joint IDRC and CIHR...

Former IDRC grantee Harsha de Silva appointed deputy foreign minister in Sri Lanka

​Leading South Asian economist and former IDRC grantee Harsha de Silva has been appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the new Sri Lankan government. De Silva, who has been a member of the Sri Lankan Parliament since 2010, was an...

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