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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
  • science and innovation
In focusing on these areas, our team pays close attention to governance, translating research results into policy decisions, and gender issues in development.

News

New research to address food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa

17/12/2014

IDRC and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have announced five new projects to be supported under the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund.CultiAF, a four-year, $15-million partnership between the two agencies...

Three new international research projects to address world hunger

15/12/2014

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...

Events

Highlight: Third Global Symposium on Health Systems

30/09/2014

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has turned a powerful spotlight on health systems around the world and on the importance of ensuring the rights and dignity of users of those systems and the professionals who work within them. In October, some 2...

Side event to La Francophonie to focus on taxation, informal economy in developing countries

24/11/2014

The International Foundation of Francophone Accountants (FIDEF) is organizing a side event prior to the 15th Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to be held November 29-30, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.   Foundation members...

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

Read the September 2014 newsletter
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