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Three new international research projects to address world hunger

IDRC and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) have announced three new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).   A $124-million fund, CIFSRF works to increase food security...

Former IDRC grantee wins design for living award for work in urban agriculture

Vikhram Bhatt, a McGill University architecture professor and former IDRC grantee, has won the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize. Bhatt was recognized for his decades-long work on minimum-cost housing and for more recent work on urban...

Governor General views Canadian-funded rural development efforts in Colombia

IDRC President Jean Lebel was on hand during the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to Colombia to present an exciting Canadian-funded initiative that is helping to fight poverty and malnutrition in that country.   His Excellency the Right...

Practical and effective innovation and research: IDRC’s sixth annual public meeting

In brief IDRC funds research that finds solutions Partnerships with other donors increase our reach Think tanks are shaping national policies and global debates Through IDRC, Canada supports research that finds solutions, said IDRC Acting...

Canada, Chile commit to boosting global knowledge economy

Canada and Chile have undertaken to strengthen the ability of national innovation councils to provide advice to governments on science, technology, and innovation. A Memorandum of Understanding signed on December 1 in Santiago commits the two...

Highlight: IPaSS researchers visit IDRC for start-up meeting

They came from as near as Montréal and as far away as Thailand, South Africa, and Kenya. On October 1 and 2, the lead researchers from the four recently launched International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) projects...

IDRC President accompanies Governor General to Chile, Colombia

IDRC President Jean Lebel will have an opportunity to showcase the work of IDRC-funded researchers in Chile and Colombia during a state visit by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.   Lebel will travel as...

Internet freedom champion Carl Bildt awarded Diefenbaker human rights and freedom award

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented the John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award to international digital diplomacy advocate Carl Bildt for his work promoting Internet freedom.    Bildt chairs the Global Commission on...

IDRC appears before Senate Standing Committee on National Finance

IDRC Acting Vice-President of Programs and Partnerships, Stephen McGurk and Vice-President of Resources and CFO, Sylvain Dufour, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance on November 4, 2014. IDRC was invited to appear before...

IDRC grantee wins Danielle Mitterrand 2014 Environmental Prize

The Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA, the Peruvian society for environmental law) has received the Danielle Mitterrand 2014 Prize, granted by the Fondation France Libertés. SPDA was recognized for its work on protecting indigenous...

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