Empowering women entrepreneurs in India: Collaboration with WEConnect International
IDRC recently announced a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International to support its new project, “Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives.” The project will leverage the significant investments made by...
Former IDRC grantee Harsha de Silva appointed deputy minister in Sri Lanka
Leading South Asian economist and former IDRC grantee Harsha de Silva has been appointed Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs in the new Sri Lankan government.
De Silva, who has been a member of the Sri Lankan Parliament since...
Highlight: The need for victim support services in India's Criminal Justice System
Enacting a law is often insufficient to ensure justice. That was the message delivered by women's rights lawyer Flavia Agnes from Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai during a lecture at IDRC's Asia Regional Office on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Her talk...
Highlight: Canadian High Commissioners call IDRC a catalyst for change
The High Commissioners for Canada to Pakistan, H.E. Heather Cruden, and to Sri Lanka, H.E. Shelley Whiting, visited IDRC's Asia Regional Office on March 4, 2015. The Commissioners spoke with IDRC staff on a number of topics, including food security...
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