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Sub-Saharan Africa
IDRC's Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa is located in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Our team works with researchers and research institutions to support their efforts in identifying local solutions to local development challenges.
From information and communication technologies to peacebuilding, urban agriculture, health, trade, and biodiversity, the people and organizations we fund make a difference in the lives of millions.
IDRC's research program in Sub-Saharan Africa centres on three strands:
  • agriculture and environment
  • social and economic policy
  • information and communication technologies for development
In focusing on these areas, our team pays close attention to governance, translating research results into policy decisions, and gender issues in development.


New research proposals selected by the Cultivate Africa's Future fund


The Governance Committee of the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) fund has chosen six projects from its September 2013 call for proposals. The six proposals focus on post-harvest management and productivity with nutritional outcomes and...

Canadian researchers to share results at global AIDS conference


Canada’s International Development Research Centre is deeply saddened by the loss of top HIV/AIDS experts in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17. They were on their way to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the 20th International AIDS...


Highlight: OMLC explores recent innovations in monitoring and evaluation practice


The Outcome Mapping Learning Community (OMLC) gathered in Dar Es Salaam September 22-24, 2014, to share experiences in using Outcome Mapping (OM) for monitoring and evaluating international development programs. More than 70 participants from...

Third Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town, South Africa


IDRC is proud to participate in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, September 30 to October 3, 2014.    This year, the Symposium focuses on people-centered health systems. Research, policy...

Lasting impacts: Sub-Saharan Africa

Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Sub-Saharan Africa has improved lives.

Regional office for Sub-Saharan Africa May 2014 newsletter

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