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IDRC and CIHR presidents to jointly address opening session of the 21st Canadian Conference on Global Health

Jean Lebel, President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), are set to jointly deliver the opening remarks at the 21st Canadian Conference on...

Canada announces funding for two African health and research organizations under the Maternal and Child Health program

The Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa research program announced the selection of the two African organizations that will help put research into practice and bring the program’s results to the attention of decision-makers. The...

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...

New directors at IDRC

IDRC welcomes Véronique Duvieusart, CHRP, as the new Director of Human Resources.  Before joining IDRC, Duvieusart was Director, Human Resources Shared Services at the University of Ottawa. She has also held various human resources management roles...

Read IDRC's 2013-2014 annual report

IDRC’s support for research in developing countries contributes to Canada’s key foreign policy priorities by using science and innovation to increase food security, stimulate sustainable economic growth, advance democracy, promote security, and...

IDRC, SSHRC announce $10 million for new research

Canada’s IDRC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announce $10 million in new projects to four Canadian and developing-country research teams. Together the teams will work to build safer, more sustainable, and prosperous...

Mexico to boost productivity among the rural poor, thanks to IDRC-supported research

Mexico’s new poverty reduction program, Prospera, is applying lessons from research carried out by the Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP), an IDRC partner. On September 19, 2014, Prospera National Coordinator Paula Hernández Olmos...

Call for Proposals: IDRC, NIH collaborate on global environmental and occupational health program

IDRC is pleased to announce its collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program. This call invites applications for parallel support from IDRC to GEOHealth Hub...

Research informs Egypt's telecommunications strategy

​Work championed by IDRC grantee Nagla Rizk contributed to Egypt’s strategy for open source software. In consultation with the private sector, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is encouraging the use of open source...

Think Tank Initiative announces funding to 43 institutions

​The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) is pleased to announce that it has selected 43 institutions from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to receive funding during its second phase (October 2014 to March 2019). For its Phase 2 selection, TTI carefully...

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