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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, are meeting with African health leaders in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, from September 21 to 28, 2015. This first joint IDRC and...

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...

Call for applications for agricultural research for development in Africa

IDRC, through the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture  (IITA), is funding a research grant program on agricultural research for development...

IDRC grantee among winners of South Africa’s 2015 Women in Science Awards

​Gina Ziervogel, an IDRC grantee and lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s department of environmental and geographic science, has won a life science award from South Africa. Ziervogel was among four women recognized by South Africa for their...

Enabling the Data Revolution: final report from the 3rd International Open Data Conference

More than 1,000 participants attended the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Ottawa in late May. The event, "Enabling the Data Revolution," was hosted by the Government of Canada (through IDRC, Foreign Affairs, Trade and...

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...

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